Whittier K-12

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

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-12 141 students 5 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

Whittier K-12 is a public high school in San Diego. The principal of Whittier K-12 is Cathie Whitley, whose e-mail is cwhitley1@sandi.net. 141 students go to Whittier K-12 and identify primarily as Hispanic; Filipino; and White, non-Hispanic. 17% of the Whittier K-12 students have "limited English proficiency." 76% of the 141 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Whittier K-12 is 5:1. Clairemont High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 50% 44%
Filipino 3% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 20% 25%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Asian 15% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 13%
Multiracial 1% %
Unspecified 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 63%
Limited English proficiency 17% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 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.

  • (4 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.

  • (9 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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