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Avg. test scores 22%
High school dipl. 1%
Bachelors degree 18%

Whittier school information

IndexWhittierCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores39%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools518,30879,221
Total private schools283,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools81,0857,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Whittier are 22% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 51 public schools in Whittier
  • 83.3% of people in Whittier have completed 8th grade
  • 82.3% of people in Whittier have completed high school
  • 24.8% of people in Whittier have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Whittier

      IndexWhittierCaliforniaNational
      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%

      Whittier, CA School Districts

      • East Whittier City Elementary School District
      • Whittier Union High School District
      • Lowell Joint Elementary School District
      • Whittier City Elementary School District

      There are a total of 51 public schools, 28 private schools and 8 post-secondary schools in Whittier. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Whittier, CA schools is 39%. The average student to teacher ratio is 22:1. In Whittier, CA, an average of 83.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 82.3% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      San Marino, CA13,32485%74%
      Rossmoor, CA10,93379%61%
      Arcadia, CA57,75576%54%
      South Pasadena, CA25,93676%54%
      Seal Beach, CA24,51069%39%
      Whittier, CA86,63039%22%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Livermore, CA86,49352%5%
      Newport Beach, CA86,81366%35%
      Alafaya, FL86,86869%40%
      Tracy, CA86,38235%30%
      Hawthorne, CA86,93836%26%
      Whittier, CA86,63039%22%
      Source: The Whittier, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.