Whittier High School

12417 E. Philadelphia St.

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

Tel: (562)698-8121
  • Whittier High School serves 2,164 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% 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 2164 students has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,164 students
Whittier High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Whittier High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
Whittier High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeWhittier High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 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 Ratio26:124:1
Whittier High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
American Indian
Whittier High School American Indian Students (1988-2009)
Whittier High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Whittier High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Whittier High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Whittier High School White Students (1988-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsWhittier High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.110.41
Whittier High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Whittier High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
Whittier High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Whittier Union High School District's student population of 12,921 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,969 is higher than the state average of $10,238. 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 $10,739. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four years.
School District NameWhittier Union High School District
Number of Schools
Number of Students Managed12,9211,597
Whittier Union High School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
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 (1996-2015)
District Spending$166 MM$18 MM
Whittier Union High School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$11,969$10,238
Whittier Union High School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$12,304$10,739
Whittier Union High School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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    WhittierCA 90601
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    Grades: 11-12
    0.8 miles
    10800 Benavon St., Unit E
    WhittierCA 90606
  • WhittierChristian Sorensen Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 471 students
    0.9 miles
    11493 E. Rosehedge Dr.
    WhittierCA 90606
  • WhittierLou Henry Hoover Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 485 students
    0.9 miles
    6302 S. Alta Ave.
    WhittierCA 90601
  • WhittierLydia Jackson Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 430 students
    1 miles
    8015 S. Painter Ave.
    WhittierCA 90602

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