Whittier High School

12417 E. Philadelphia St.

Whittier, CA 90601
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (562)698-8121
  • Whittier High School serves 2,082 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Whittier High School operates within the Whittier Union High School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2082 students has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 82 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,082 students
Gender %Whittier High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers82 teachers
Students by GradeWhittier High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.11 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
Hispanic
94%
54%
White
6%
24%
All Ethnic GroupsWhittier High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.110.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
9%

District Comparison

  • Whittier Union High School District's student population of 12,456 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,969 is higher than the state average of $10,991. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,304 is higher than the state average of $11,482. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four years.
School District NameWhittier Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
4
Number of Students Managed12,4561,564
Whittier Union High School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
Graduation Raten/a83%
Whittier Union High School District Graduation Rate (2003-2005)
District Total Revenue$161 MM$17 MM
Whittier Union High School District District Total Revenue (1992-2016)
District Spending$166 MM$18 MM
Whittier Union High School District District Spending (1992-2016)
District Revenue / Student$11,969$10,991
Whittier Union High School District District Revenue / Student (1997-2016)
District Spending / Student$12,304$11,482
Whittier Union High School District District Spending / Student (1997-2016)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2016 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Whittier Longfellow Elementary School Charter School
    Grades: K-5 | 592 students
    0.7 miles
    6005 S. Magnolia Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90601
    (562)789-3180
    0.7 K-5 592
  • Whittier Tri-cities Rop High School Vocational School
    Charter School
    Grades: 11-12
    0.8 miles
    10800 Benavon St. Unit E
    Whittier, CA 90606
    (562)698-9571
    0.8 11-12 n/a
  • Whittier Christian Sorensen Elementary School Charter School
    Grades: K-5 | 496 students
    0.9 miles
    11493 E. Rosehedge Dr.
    Whittier, CA 90606
    (562)789-3220
    0.9 K-5 496
  • Whittier Lou Henry Hoover Elementary School Charter School
    Grades: K-5 | 457 students
    0.9 miles
    6302 S. Alta Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90601
    (562)789-3150
    0.9 K-5 457
  • Whittier Lydia Jackson Elementary School Charter School
    Grades: K-5 | 444 students
    1 miles
    8015 S. Painter Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90602
    (562)789-3160
    1 K-5 444

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California public schools have a diversity score of 0.41, which is higher than the national average of 0.32. The most diverse school district in California is Natomas Unified School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.