PROFICIENCY 56% 46% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
45%Whittier Union High
39%Whittier
38%California

La Serna High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Whittier Union High" in Whittier, CA. There are a total of 2,940 students and 100 teachers at La Serna High, for a student to teacher ratio of 30 to 1. There are a total of 897 free lunch students and 399 reduced lunch students.

La Serna High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 55.5%, which is 46% higher than the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students2940
Teachers100.21
Student/Teacher ratio30:1
Free lunch897
Reduced lunch399

 

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 La Serna High, 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
All37%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School37%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All74%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School74%

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.

La Serna High race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
White 19.9% 9.1% 24.1% 51.1%
Black 1.0% 0.9% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 3.8% 2.0% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 74.6% 87.4% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 0.3% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.2% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.1% 0.1% 3.1% 3.1%

Whittier demographics profile

StatisticWhittierCaliforniaNational
Population86,63039,512,223328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)5,91425691
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 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%
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Source: The La Serna High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.