School Details

Wallen L. Andrews Elementary School

1010 South Caraway Drive, Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 789-3140
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 502 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

72%
58%
56%
80%
65%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Whittier City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
40%
46%
87%
64%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Whittier City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
58%
65%
84%
71%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Whittier City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
59%
60%
75%
62%
65%
42%
51%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Whittier City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
51%
60%
76%
51%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Whittier City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wallen L. Andrews Elementary School is a public middle school in Whittier. The principal of Wallen L. Andrews Elementary School is Alicia Aceves and can be contacted at aaceves@whittiercity.net. 502 students attend Wallen L. Andrews Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Unspecified; and White, non-Hispanic. 14% of the Wallen L. Andrews Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 53% of the 502 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Wallen L. Andrews Elementary School is 22:1. Charles T. Kranz Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 85% 89%
Unspecified 5% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian 2% 0.6%
Multiracial 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 0.8%
Filipino 0.8% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 6400%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 69%
Limited English proficiency 14% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is overall a great school my kids have been going to this school for the 20 years and it gets better year after year. Teachers are great Principals do care about the students and the well being of the school. And the school also involves like my favorite the dad and daughter dance and or the mom and son trip to the Castle Park. they should have a dance for son and mom as well I think it would be fun

  • (1 year ago)

    I just moved our son to this school and I am impressed. Teachers are involved and committed as are the parents that truly understand the meaning of having a quality education. It takes a village to raise a child and this school has proven that not only should the school and teachers be involved but they also point out that parents should volunteer and be aware of their child's education.

  • (1 year ago)

    I moved to Andrews Elementary from another school in the WCSD and could not have made a better choice. The teachers staff and student body is superb! The community and school work together to ensure that Andrews is always doing its best for the children. We could not be happier having our 3 children call themselves Andrews Wildcats!! Great school! Great Staff! Great community! Great choice!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Andrews is a great school! The teachers principal students and families are a true community. The teachers and principal are committed to high standards and excellence. There are lots of ways parents can be involved and the parents are so friendly here. If you need anything the school is there! We love Andrews!

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter loves the school. The school administration is helpful. The community environment is friendly and parents are awesome. I truly appreciate the teachers taking a genuine concern for all children. The API scores for last year was 858 and that was a significant jump from the previous year. The school is truly one of a kind.

  • (2 years ago)

    We love Andrews School! Our children have been here since kindergarten and we cannot say enough great things about Andrews! The school's greatest strengths are the dedicated teachers that have huge hearts! They are the driving force that brings out the best in its students! Last year's API score of 858 is a reflection of the hard work and rigor involved at Andrews. Yes the classroom size went up and there are things that need improvement but what school isn't a work in progress? Active and dedicated parents are an important part of the school. Your child is part of a learning family that gets academic support and enrichment everyday! We highly recommend a visit to our school so that you can experience the Wildcat Learning Environment!

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school with lots of activities and parent involvement. Even with all these budget cuts it is good to know there are schools like andrews that come up with ideas so that our children still get a great education.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is not what it used to be. More kids in the classes and a lack of leadership make for a mix of less than desireable performance. The teachers and staff are not there for the kids as you'd expect and want. The school uniform policy will again be implemented and really there are better choices where your kids could thrive. The leadership that cared and brought the CA Disntinguished school award is now gone.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has been fortunate enough to have attended Andrews for 4 years now. The teachers are great. I appreciate the opportunity to be involved as much as I can. This last year was a bit of a struggle. The school's new (inexperienced) principal met with a group of parents that strongly opposed her presence. I however feel that a principal with new ideas and a fresh outlook on our school's potential is a welcomed change. It is important for our principal to be given the opportunity to succeed. With parent and teacher support our children can benefit greatly from what she has to offer. Andrew's is a place that is close to hearts of the people of it's community. Your child would be fortunate to be a part of such supportive and challenging learning environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    as far as parent participation it is not just Andrew it is across the board at all the schools. One would thnk that because of the economy and maybe more parents are home because they lost their jobs that they would take an interest not so. It seems that things have gotten backwards. You are not alone In speaking to parents at the other WCSD and even other schools outside of the district. parents are not willing to assist and teachers have a negative attitude. The cuts do not help but we are all affected by the cuts even in our homes but teachers are taking it to the classrooms. Imagine if we did that at our jobs Taking our personal problems to work even if they are work related we still have to produce the same work if not more. You are not alone=it is not just Andrews

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended this school from Kindergarten to the 6th grade. I only wish the school would have extended to the 8th grade. I loved being an involved parent and the teachers and Principal(Mrs. Soltero) were absolutely wonderful. Highly recommended!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love andrew school. I went to it. Now that my son is going to it it makes me happy to know that most of the teachers are still their.

  • (8 years ago)

    The academic programs that Andrews School offers I feel are focused on the best interest of the students. In my eyes I see the school as a whole working together making many changes in all areas to meet the needs of all the students. The reaching for the stars after school program offers the children a wide range of activities from dance music and so much more. I am sure that Andrews will continue to excel.

  • (8 years ago)

    Class size is a real issue for grades 3 thru 6. This is a huge impairment to the learning time and overall education for the students in these classes. On the plus side Andrews has some great programs (after-school and music) that are new for 2007 - much to the credit of the 2nd year principal.

  • (8 years ago)

    I believe that Andrews is a great school eventhough the class sizes are a little above average they still give the students the attention they need. Besides they get a lot of outside help. And as for extracurricular last year they had the after school homework club which benefited a lot of students.

  • (9 years ago)

    My three children are new this year at Andrews. We have noticed that our children are excited about going to school. The children themselves have said they like this school better than their old school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Andrews despite the budgets cuts is still able to provide the children with various activities and field trips. Their literacy program gets the children motivated to read so they can receive a reward at the end of the month.

  • (10 years ago)

    Andrews; API score is good. There really is no extracurricular offerings. Classes are mixed with all kinds of student levels and behaviors which works against well-behaved smart children because teachers deal so much with the misbehaving lacking in parental involvement and less than grade level students. Andrews needs better leadership and a plan to reach and develop all of the students to their potential. Currently it seems the 'fair' mix of kids in each class is quite unfair to the kids with respect to learning and developing.

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