Whittier High School

12417 E. Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 90601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
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Top 50%
Serving 1,802 students in grades 9-12, Whittier High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,802 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : 94% (Top 30% in CA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 43% (Top 50%)
  • : 60% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Whittier High School's student population of 1,802 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 82 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,802 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
82 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Whittier High School ranks within the top 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Whittier High School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
#1311 out of 3649 schools
(Top 50%)
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43%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Whittier High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
60%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Whittier High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
21:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Whittier High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Whittier High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
93%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Whittier High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Whittier High School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
5%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
0.13
This chart display the diversity score of Whittier High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
94%
84%
This chart display graduation rate of Whittier High School and public school graduation rate of California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Whittier High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
18%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Whittier High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Whittier High School's ranking?
Whittier High School is ranked #1311 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Whittier High School often compared to?
Whittier High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Pioneer High School, California High School, La Serna High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
43% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 60% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Whittier High School?
The graduation rate of Whittier High School is 94%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Whittier High School?
1,802 students attend Whittier High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Whittier High School students are Hispanic, 5% of students are White, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Whittier High School?
Whittier High School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Whittier High School offer ?
Whittier High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Whittier High School part of?
Whittier High School is part of Whittier Union High School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,802 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : 94% (Top 30%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 43% (Top 50%)
  • : 60% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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