Whittier High School



Whittier High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Whittier High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 526
10 538
11 518
12 500

Whittier High School is a public high school of the Whittier Union High School District located in Whittier, CA. It has 2,082 students in grades 9th through 12th. Whittier High School is the 328th largest public high school in California and the 1,368th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 25.5 to 1.

Total Students: 2,082
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 25.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 81.8
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,368th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in California: 328th out of 2,635
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,126th out of 2,608
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 393rd out of 2,608

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Whittier High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,063
(51%)
6,392
(51%)
 Female 1,019
(49%)
6,064
(49%)

Whittier High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,926
(93%)
10,916
(88%)
 White 117
(6%)
1,059
(9%)
 Asian 14
(1%)
250
(2%)
 Black 9
(0%)
100
(1%)
 Two or More 8
(0%)
86
(1%)
 American Indian 7
(0%)
26
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
19
(0%)

Whittier High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,244
(60%)
6,445
(52%)
 Not Eligible 530
(25%)
3,964
(32%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 308
(15%)
2,047
(16%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Whittier High School is ranked 165th out of 2,578 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Whittier High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (74.5%) is higher than the state average of 55.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Whittier High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2467
2006 2543
2007 2512
2008 2496
2009 2466
2010 2561
2011 2441
2012 2441
2013 2353
2014 2164
2015 2082

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 25
2006 23.4
2007 21.8
2008 25.7
2009 25.5
2010 N/A
2011 27.2
2012 28.5
2013 28.4
2014 25.8
2015 25.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.50790433725172
2006 0.51002752654345
2007 0.51273885350318
2008 0.56770833333333
2009 0.65085158150852
2010 0.67317454119485
2011 0.061450225317493
2012 0.72429332240885
2013 0.75095622609435
2014 0.76663585951941
2015 0.74543707973103

Compare Whittier High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,095.7% 21.0:1
 
2,550.0% 25.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 55.7%
 
This School 74.5%
 

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