West Whittier Elementary



West Whittier Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Whittier Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 85
1 63
2 73
3 66
4 68
5 62
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

West Whittier Elementary is a public elementary school located in Whittier, CA in the Whittier City Elementary School District. It enrolls 417 students in grades 1st through 12th. West Whittier Elementary is the 4,223rd largest public school in California and the 29,859th largest nationally. It has 28.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 417
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 28.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 14.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 29,859th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 4,223rd out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 5,403rd out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 4,888th out of 6,159

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West Whittier Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 217
(52%)
3,035
(52%)
 Female 200
(48%)
2,797
(48%)

West Whittier Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 402
(96%)
5,296
(91%)
 Two or More 11
(3%)
224
(4%)
 White 3
(1%)
230
(4%)
 Black 1
(0%)
28
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
8
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
45
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

West Whittier Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 298
(71%)
3,493
(60%)
 Not Eligible 64
(15%)
1,698
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 55
(13%)
641
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, West Whittier Elementary is ranked 2,374th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West Whittier Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (84.7%) is higher than the state average of 58.5%. 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.

West Whittier Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 474
2006 450
2007 419
2008 459
2009 439
2010 420
2011 413
2012 417

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.6
2006 19.1
2007 17.5
2008 20.9
2009 23.1
2010 N/A
2011 28.7
2012 28.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.83966244725738
2006 0.83111111111111
2007 0.91885441527446
2008 0.8322440087146
2009 0.87927107061503
2010 0.84285714285714
2011
2012 0.84652278177458

Compare West Whittier Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,880.0% 28.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 84.7%
 

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West Whittier Elementary
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Public KG - 05 417 28.8:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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