Whittier Elementary



Whittier Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Whittier Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 120
1 114
2 105
3 86
4 101
5 111
6 104
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Whittier Elementary is a public elementary school located in Costa Mesa, CA in the Newport-Mesa Unf School District. It enrolls 741 students in grades 1st through 12th. Whittier Elementary is the 1,068th largest public school in California and the 5,971st largest nationally. It has 22.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 741
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 22.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 32.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 5,971st out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 1,068th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,125th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 718th out of 6,159

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Whittier Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 375
(51%)
6,109
(52%)
 Female 366
(49%)
5,662
(48%)

Whittier Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 731
(99%)
5,312
(45%)
 Asian 7
(1%)
604
(5%)
 White 3
(0%)
5,385
(46%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
235
(2%)
 Black 0
(0%)
139
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
21
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
75
(1%)

Whittier Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 738
(100%)
5,130
(44%)
 Not Eligible 3
(0%)
6,125
(52%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
516
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Whittier Elementary is ranked 283rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Whittier Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (99.6%) is significantly 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.

Whittier Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 594
2006 572
2007 550
2008 652
2009 701
2010 799
2011 772
2012 741

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18
2006 16.9
2007 16
2008 19.3
2009 21.7
2010 N/A
2011 22.7
2012 22.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.95791245791246
2006 0.95979020979021
2007 0.93636363636364
2008 0.9601226993865
2009 0.95149786019971
2010 0.94993742177722
2011 0.99611398963731
2012 0.99595141700405

Compare Whittier Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,280.0% 22.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 99.6%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

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Whittier Elementary
Costa Mesa, CA
Public KG - 06 741 22.8:1  
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The Waldorf School of Orange County
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Private PK - 12 333 8:1 2 miles
Brethren Christian Jr/Sr High School
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Private 06 - 12 342 12:1 2 miles
St Joachim Elementary School
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Private PK - 08 307 17:1 2 miles
Huntington Christian School
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Private KG - 08 581 16:1 2 miles
John H. Eader Elementary
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Public KG - 05 632 26.3:1 2 miles
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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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