PROFICIENCY 17% 55% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
49%Newport-Mesa Unified
66%Costa Mesa
38%California

Whittier Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 6 and is located in the district of "Newport-Mesa Unified" in Costa Mesa, CA. There are a total of 729 students and 28 teachers at Whittier Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 27 to 1. There are a total of 615 free lunch students and 77 reduced lunch students.

Whittier Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 17.0%, which is 55% lower than the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students729
Teachers27.5
Student/Teacher ratio27:1
Free lunch615
Reduced lunch77

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Whittier Elementary, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All17%
320-24%
415-19%
56-9%
620-24%
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All17%
310-14%
415-19%
515-19%
625-29%
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Whittier Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
Caucasian 0.3% 38.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.0% 1.1% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.5% 4.9% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 98.9% 52.9% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.7% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.3% 1.4% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Victoria Elementary37%0.7Costa Mesa, CA
Pomona Elementary28%0.9Costa Mesa, CA
Everett A. Rea Elementary11%1.1Costa Mesa, CA
Wilson Elementary28%1.1Costa Mesa, CA
Estancia High34%1.3Costa Mesa, CA
John H. Eader Elementary70%1.5Huntington Beach, CA
Newport Heights Elementary52%1.5Newport Beach, CA
Edison High72%1.8Huntington Beach, CA
Newport Harbor High48%2.0Newport Beach, CA
Horace Ensign Intermediate51%2.0Newport Beach, CA
Mariners Elementary71%2.1Newport Beach, CA
Ralph E. Hawes Elementary80%2.2Huntington Beach, CA

Costa Mesa demographics profile

StatisticCosta MesaCaliforniaNational
Population86,81338,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,65123291
Median age45.636.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)59%52%55%
Speak English83%56%79%
Speak Spanish6%29%13%

Education level achieved in Costa Mesa

IndexCosta MesaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade96.9%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school96.8%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college90.2%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree72.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors65.7%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters26.6%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree10.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.0%1.6%1.3%
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