School Details

Whittier K-12

3401 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 490-2770

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-12 224 students 5 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Whittier K-12 is a public high school in San Diego. The principal of Whittier K-12 is Cathie Whitley and can be contacted at 224 students go to Whittier K-12 and identify as Asian; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0.6% of the Whittier K-12 students have "limited English proficiency." 72% of the 224 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Whittier K-12 is 5:1. Clairemont High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 9%
Hispanic 38% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 37% 25%
Filipino 3% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 129055%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 13%
Multiracial 1% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Unspecified 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 63%
Limited English proficiency 0.6% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I agree with the reviewer above. Some of the teachers need serious training. The teachers allow the teenagers to talk back to them and curse out loud. The principal Janice Von Arx is unethical.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have a grandson who has been enrolled in Del Sol for several semesters. I believe the school is doing a great job with special education students. The teachers and staff do a wonderful job.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has adequate teachers but it is important for parents to advocate for their children's needs in IEP's. Some teachers are much better than others. There are several teachers who are very commited but beware there are also a couple very bad teachers at this school who in my opinion should be removed completely. The release of these bad apples greater parental involvement and a lower principal turnover would greater improve this school.

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(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
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