Whittier school information

IndexWhittierCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores56%53%68%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools518,30879,235
Total private schools283,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools81,0857,965

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  • The average school test scores in Whittier are 18% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 51 public schools in Whittier.
  • 82.1% of people in Whittier have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.1% of people in Whittier have completed high school.
  • 24.3% of people in Whittier have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Whittier

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  • Ada S. Nelson Elementary8140 South Vicki Dr.Grades: KG - 06Students: 517 · Ratio: 0:152
  • Aeolian Elementary11600 Aeolian St.Grades: KG - 06Students: 533 · Ratio: 0:162
  • California High9800 South Mills Ave.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 3,042 · Ratio: 0:143
  • Carmela Elementary13300 Lakeland Rd.Grades: KG - 06Students: 566 · Ratio: 0:137
  • Ceres Elementary10601 South Ceres Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 356 · Ratio: 0:171
  • Christian Sorensen Elementary11493 East Rosehedge Dr.Grades: KG - 05Students: 442 · Ratio: 0:169
  • Daniel Phelan Elementary7150 South Cully Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 499 · Ratio: 0:163
  • East Whittier Middle14421 East Whittier Blvd.Grades: 04 - 08Students: 1,151 · Ratio: 0:161
  • Eastern Community Day5777 South Lockheed Ave.Grades: 06 - 12Students: 166 · Ratio: 0:18
  • El Camino High (Continuation)14625 Keese Dr.Grades: 10 - 12Students: 35 · Ratio: 0:17
  • Evergreen Elementary12915 East Helmer Dr.Grades: KG - 05Students: 499 · Ratio: 0:168
  • Frontier High (Continuation)9401 South PainterGrades: 10 - 12Students: 736 · Ratio: 0:113
  • Granada Middle15337 Lemon Dr.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 1,046 · Ratio: 0:170
  • Hillview Middle10931 South Stamy Rd.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 945 · Ratio: 0:159
  • Howard J. Mckibben Elementary10550 Mills Ave.Grades: KG - 06Students: 489 · Ratio: 0:163
  • Jordan Elementary10654 Jordan Rd.Grades: KG - 06Students: 457 · Ratio: 0:173
  • Katherine Edwards Middle6812 South Norwalk Blvd.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 919 · Ratio: 0:153
  • La Colima Elementary11225 Miller Rd.Grades: KG - 05Students: 548 · Ratio: 0:172
  • La Serna High15301 East Youngwood Dr.Grades: 08 - 12Students: 2,535 · Ratio: 0:151
  • Lake Marie Elementary10001 Carmenita Rd.Grades: KG - 06Students: 276 · Ratio: 0:147
  • Laurel Elementary13550 Lambert Rd.Grades: KG - 05Students: 79 · Ratio: 0:162
  • Leffingwell Elementary10625 South Santa GertrudesGrades: KG - 05Students: 487 · Ratio: 0:180
  • Loma Vista Elementary13463 East Meyer Rd.Grades: KG - 06Students: 538 · Ratio: 0:145
  • Longfellow Elementary6005 South Magnolia Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 644 · Ratio: 0:150
  • Los Altos Elementary12001 Bona Vista Ln.Grades: KG - 03Students: 487 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Lou Henry Hoover Elementary6302 South Alta Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 484 · Ratio: 0:159
  • Lydia Jackson Elementary8015 South Painter Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 491 · Ratio: 0:160
  • Meadow Green Elementary12025 South Grovedale Dr.Grades: KG - 06Students: 439 · Ratio: 0:181
  • Mill Elementary4030 South Workman Mill Rd.Grades: KG - 05Students: 435 · Ratio: 0:161
  • Monte Vista Middle12000 Loma Dr.Grades: 02 - 06Students: 40 · Ratio: 0:152
  • Mulberry Elementary14029 East Mulberry Dr.Grades: KG - 05Students: 548 · Ratio: 0:169
  • Murphy Ranch Elementary16021 Janine Dr.Grades: KG - 05Students: 458 · Ratio: 0:187
  • Ocean View Elementary14359 East Second St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 805 · Ratio: 0:175
  • Orange Grove Elementary10626 East Orange Grove Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 411 · Ratio: 0:162
  • Orchard Dale Elementary10625 South Cole Rd.Grades: KG - 05Students: 657 · Ratio: 0:178
  • Pioneer High10800 Ben AvonGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,467 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Rancho-Starbuck Intermediate16430 Woodbrier Dr.Grades: 06 - 09Students: 743 · Ratio: 0:176
  • Richard L. Graves Middle13243 East Los Nietos Rd.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 807 · Ratio: 0:151
  • Scott Avenue Elementary11701 Scott Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 585 · Ratio: 0:178
  • Sierra Vista High (Alternative)9401 South Painter Ave.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 414 · Ratio: 0:113
  • Tri-Cities Rop12519 East Washington Blvd.Grades: 11 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Wallen L. Andrews Elementary1010 South Caraway Dr.Grades: KG - 06Students: 508 · Ratio: 0:171
  • Walter F. Dexter Middle11532 East Floral Dr.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 1,249 · Ratio: 0:157
  • West Whittier Elementary6411 South Norwalk Blvd.Grades: KG - 05Students: 42 · Ratio: 0:154
  • Whittier Area Community Day5777 Lockheed Ave.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 22 · Ratio: 0:114
  • Whittier High12417 East Philadelphia St.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 2,561 · Ratio: 0:141

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Education level achieved in Whittier

IndexWhittierCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade82.1%80.6%83.8%
Completed high school81.1%79.3%82.4%
Completed some college60.0%60.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree33.8%38.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors24.3%31.0%29.3%
Completed masters9.3%11.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.5%3.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Whittier (high school & post-secondary)

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Source: The Whittier, CA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.