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

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.


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

High School37%

Proficiency in languages by grade

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.

AreaVibes $1,000 School Review Scholarship

At AreaVibes, we believe that education is the key to our children’s future. To show our support and to contribute to the nation’s future generation of students, we are offering educational scholarship awards.

Learn more about the scholarship

La Serna High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 19.9% 9.1% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 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%

Other schools nearby

Murphy Ranch Elementary69%0.8Whittier, CA
East Whittier Middle School43%1.1Whittier, CA
Leffingwell Elementary60%1.2Whittier, CA
Ocean View Elementary50%1.2Whittier, CA
Orchard Dale Elementary36%1.4South Whittier, CA
Jordan Elementary41%1.5Whittier, CA
Hillview Middle School37%1.6South Whittier, CA
Macy Elementary52%1.6La Habra, CA
California High45%1.7South Whittier, CA
Mulberry Elementary38%1.9South Whittier, CA
Scott Avenue Elementary44%2.0East Whittier, CA
Granada Middle School51%2.1East Whittier, CA

Whittier demographics profile

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 Whittier

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%
Write a school review about La Serna High Tell people what you like or don't like about La Serna High…
Review La Serna High
Overall rating Rollover stars and click to rate
Rate the following Rollover bars and click to rate
Reason for reporting
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.
Are you looking to buy or sell?
What style of home are you
What is your
When are you looking to
ASAP1-3 mos.3-6 mos.6-9 mos.1 yr+
Connect with top real estate agents
By submitting this form, you consent to receive text messages, emails, and/or calls (may be recorded; and may be direct, autodialed or use pre-recorded/artificial voices even if on the Do Not Call list) from AreaVibes or our partner real estate professionals and their network of service providers, about your inquiry or the home purchase/rental process. Messaging and/or data rates may apply. Consent is not a requirement or condition to receive real estate services. You hereby further confirm that checking this box creates an electronic signature with the same effect as a handwritten signature.