PROFICIENCY 30% 23% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
27%Whittier City Elementary
39%West Whittier-Los Nietos

Daniel Phelan Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "Whittier City Elementary" in West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA. There are a total of 490 students and 18 teachers at Daniel Phelan Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 28 to 1. There are a total of 345 free lunch students and 49 reduced lunch students.

Daniel Phelan Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 29.5%, which is 23% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio28:1
Free lunch345
Reduced lunch49


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 Daniel Phelan 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

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

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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Daniel Phelan Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 2.7% 3.3% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.0% 0.6% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.4% 0.3% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 96.5% 95.5% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 0.1% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.1% 3.1% 3.1%

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Ada S. Nelson Elementary28%0.8West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA
Pioneer High39%0.8West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA
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Aeolian Elementary29%1.0West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA
Valencia Academy Of The Arts27%1.1Pico Rivera, CA
Los Nietos Middle School28%1.2West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA
South Ranchito Dual Language Academy20%1.2Pico Rivera, CA
Orange Grove Elementary23%1.3Whittier, CA
Walter F. Dexter Middle School25%1.3Whittier, CA

West Whittier-Los Nietos demographics profile

StatisticWest Whittier-Los NietosCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)5,91423291
Median age36.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%52%55%
Speak English58%56%79%
Speak Spanish37%29%13%

Education level achieved in West Whittier-Los Nietos

IndexWest Whittier-Los NietosCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade83.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school82.3%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college60.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.5%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.8%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.3%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Daniel Phelan Elementary data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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