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 percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25% (which is lower than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 55% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Whittier High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Whittier High School operates within the Whittier Union High School District.
  • Whittier Union High School District's 90% graduation rate is higher than the California state average of 83%.

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School Overview

  • Whittier High School's student population of 2082 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 82 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
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

  • Whittier High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whittier High School is 0.11, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
48%
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
Graduation Rate
96%
83%
Whittier High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Whittier High School is Whittier Union High School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Whittier Union High School District's student population of 12,456 students has decreased by 7% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 86% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $11,969 is higher than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $12,304 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
    School District NameWhittier Union High School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    7
    4
    Number of Students Managed12,4561,585
    Whittier Union High School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    30%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    60%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    90%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$161 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$166 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$11,969$11,049
    District Spending / Student$12,304$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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