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Whittier High School

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Posted April 23, 2014

I think my time at WHS was ok. I definitely was unhappy a lot of the time, but the student community makes up for the failures of the school itself. Teachers overall are not that great, though a *few* AP/honors ones were great. There was a whole lot of wasted time ("English day", "Math day"...) and the administrators tended to be either rude or annoying unless you developed some kind of friendship with them (which wasn't difficult, but ALL students should feel comfortable and welcome in their school). The Guidance Office staff are excessively rude and talk a whole lot for being as busy as they say they are. The void between "honors" and AP courses and regular/CP ("college prep") courses was enormous. And either in spite of or as a result of that, the AP/honors classes were ridiculously overloaded, not just with students in general, but with students who would have fit in some intermediary between AP and CP. ASB was a farce. Didn't quite like going to school there, but I got through and wouldn't exactly suggest people send their kids elsewhere in town for school
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2013

Whittier H S is great!! my son has good agreats due to all trhe help he has gotten a long the way from his teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

I second this sentiment - I am a parent that loves this school and would recomend this school to any parent. I do admit I used to have my concerns with this school but I've noticed how much it has improved in the past few years. I do believe the principal, a WHS alumn and who has spent almost her entire career at this school, has really made the institution great. It is THE high school I would most want to send my child to in the area. As with any place, it is what you make of it, but the school wants my input and participation. That is encourageing - nothing to hide and a willingness to work on problems parents see!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Whittier High School is a caring, nurturing and hard working community of learners. A school community whose members, strive to improve each day, month and year!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 28, 2008

I am a parent that loves this school and would recomend this school to any parent. I do admit I used to have my concerns with this school but I've noticed how much it has improved in the past few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

I think it's a great school. There's not many activities and some people are mean but you can make the best of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2008

I think this school is great. Everyone learns a lot of new things here. My child goes here and he's a junior and he's so into the activites they have here. Of course, it is very crowded but indeed it is lots of fun for them to make a lot of friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

this is a great school for kids to get a higher education and to interact with students more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2007

Im currently a student in Whittier High School, and I think that this school is great, it has alot of activities and I learn alot thanks to the teachers there. They help try to understand the subject by teaching it in different ways.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2007

I am a former Whittier High School student. When I attended Whittier my first three years, the school administration was not doing a thorough job. However, my senior year(2004-2004), the adminstration improved a lot. I've seen a lot of changes that have occurred since then. I am very glad that there are more students who graduate and plan to attend a 4-year University. There are also a lot more new and young teachers who are eager to teach! I think this school has improved a lot and is doing a well job!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 10, 2007

I was a student at Whittier high and I found it to be the worst school I ever attended in my life. Students don't care. Teachers don't care. Whittier lacks any challange, which is important for experience and success.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 3, 2006

I am sold on WHS!The staff, teachers, & administrators are committed to student success. I've had 3 sons graduate in 2002,2004, & 2006.This school works hard for the students. The alumni group is great & generous & involved also. There are plenty of extra opportunities for every student.This is a school to embrace.(We came from private preschool thru 8th.) Enjoy the rich traditions & be an involved parent. This school seems to get better each year.They even have moms committed to praying for the school. What a great set up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

So far so good. This is my students first year and I like what I'm seeing so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2005

Hey whittier high school is the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2005

Good academic program, but most parents not involved. Need to involve parents, community and kids to see improvemnet in API scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2004

This school is way to crowded.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 7, 2004

I truly believe that Whittier High School is a good school, even though the scores do not reflect it. As long as parents stay involved in their children's academic life, the child will prosper. WHS offers a lot, it's up to the parents and students to take advantage of it. The facilities have drastically improved in the last year! The scores have been turning around. And there's lots of activities to keep the students involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2004

I currently have one child attending Whittier High School. I am very pleased with the education my child is obtaining through the staff and the atmosphere at WHS. I have also been very pleased with the level of education provided for the numerous students I know, who have gone on to attend quality colleges and universities after graduation. WHS is a quality, safe, and inspiring environment. Students are provided excellent examples of what they might aspire to be from the staff and recent graduates. The percentage of WHS students who qualify for entrance into the UC system is still among the highest. The students also have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of highly successful extra-curricular activities as part of their high school experience. The greatest addition to the WHS experience is the new administration. They enhance my grade for WHS from '4+' to '5.'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2004

I was a student of Whittier High School. I would give it an overall 4 for the time I was enrolled there. The teachers took an interest in the students and did not pass us just to move us on. I feel that because of the many restrictions placed on teachers now they can not get as personally involved with the students as they did when I attended. I had a nephew who attended Whittier High School in the past 5 years and he did well and has gone on to be a successful person in life as well. I do not feel that Whittier High School is lacking but the fact that so much has changed and the focus is on safety and discipline instead of education and that the Parent involvement has gone way down. The lack of budgetary funds is also a factor. Whittier High Remains Grand!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 17, 2004

We have two WHS graduates, both currently in college, and one WHS junior. The school was allowed to slip in the early 90's which was acknowledged by the high school district. However since 1997 the district has focused on the issues at WHS and we can say, we are very pleased with the progress being made there. It is true that there are a good number of underachieving students. But for those students who are motivated, there are many long term teachers who have sent many a student on to college. Additionally, unlike many overachieving schools, there is the desire on the part of the administration to graduate balanced students. Students who have been challenged academically, encouraged to serve their community and become involved with extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

771

Change from
2012 to 2013

-2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

771

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-2

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
33%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
82%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

519 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
47%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

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8%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

533 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
54%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
13%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 39% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
60%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 41% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
34%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
22%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
32%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
20%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 76% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

515 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
39%
World History

The state average for World History was 46% in 2013.

552 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 15% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
31%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 51% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
36%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
21%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 37% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
25%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

575 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
38%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
11%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 49% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
46%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
43%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 50% in 2013.

593 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
45%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
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Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

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Females71%
Males95%
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

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Females43%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state25%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

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Females66%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state56%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students72%
Females77%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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World History

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students23%
Females18%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students66%
Females61%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate74%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students50%
Females42%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students23%
Females16%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented47%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students32%
Females8%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females52%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Geometry

All Students36%
Females33%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students71%
Females56%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students46%
Females43%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state44%

World History

All Students45%
Females37%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to state40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students24%
Females24%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students36%
Females34%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented55%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students40%
Females35%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students21%
Females12%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented55%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students20%
Females7%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students43%
Females41%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Geometry

All Students18%
Females14%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students47%
Females40%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students39%
Females29%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state18%

U.S. History

All Students46%
Females37%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to state33%

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

586 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

572 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Females85%
Males78%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability31%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner39%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students87%
Females86%
Males87%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability47%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner62%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 92%
White 6%
Black 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/AN/A
English language learners 9%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • Lori Eshilian
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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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12417 E. Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90601
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