School Details

Daniel Phelan Elementary School

7150 South Cully Avenue, Whittier, CA 90606
(562) 789-3210
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 505 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

54%
58%
56%
65%
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

33%
40%
46%
64%
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

55%
58%
65%
77%
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

60%
59%
60%
77%
62%
65%
52%
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

About this school

Daniel Phelan Elementary School is a public elementary school in West Whittier-Los Nietos. The principal of Daniel Phelan Elementary School is Rebecca Gonzalez, whose e-mail is regonzalez@whittiercity.net. 505 children attend Daniel Phelan Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic, Multiracial, and Asian. 25% of the Daniel Phelan Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 77% of the 505 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Daniel Phelan Elementary School is 22:1. Family Life Center Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 96% 89%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 2% 0.6%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Unspecified 1% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 0.8%
Filipino 0.2% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 6400%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 69%
Limited English proficiency 25% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I read one of the reviews and I was shocked to hear how one parent described Phelan School! He/She must have it confused with a different Phelan School! My daughter is a 4th grader and has attended Phelan since kindergarten. My son will begin Phelan next year in the dual immersion program.The office staff is always friendly and inviting. They speak both English and Spanish as needed to parents. The teachers are amazing and work closely together. The culture with students principal parents and teachers is always upbeat even though I know how hard it is to work with kids all day long. They help kids when they are struggling academically and challenge the high achievers. My daughter was identified with a learning disability and was helped immediately by the principal school psychologist RSP teacher and her classroom teacher. I can't begin to say how much her outlook has changed! She loves her school and friends. We love to attend the great activities they offer to help parents learn about Math science and the new common core standards! If you have kids and want them to learn in two languages send them to Phelan!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son use to go there and I pulled him out. This lady in the office was talking rude to the kids and was disrespecting to parents. I had to tell her to change her ways cause she shouldn't be acting like that there our other jobs out there if she not happy. The principal is not all their you ask her something and she takes 20 min to answer you and if you have to speak to her regarding a matter she takes 8 months to talk to you. The teachers there always look unhappy with there jobs. My son went to kindergarten and had a hard time cause he said the teacher was always picking on him and when I tried to talk to her she avoided me. All they do is ask for stuff and your help so they don't have to do there job. Some teachers don't even show up and give your kids bad grades. If you can get a permit for another school do it. Don't send your child here.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son attends Daniel Phelan in Whittier California since Kindergarten. We are very happy with the staff and the education he is receiving. He loves the school and his friend especially his teacher who has been with him since 1st grade. We have seen how much he has grown academically.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school may have wonderful teachers. It just depends on the luck of the draw. However the administration staff is uncaring unknowledgable about the community and unwilling to learn! We are moving out of the community in order to find a better school district for our child. If you can obtain a permit and take your child out of the district do it! You and your child will be happier elsewhere!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son just loves the school kingarten here was the greatest decision i made.There are friendly staff and teacher above all the princpal and parent make it a great experiance

  • (4 years ago)

    A few of my family members have attened and the outcome was very positive results.The teacher go beyond the call of duty for the children.They will work with any child who is struggling and make time for each child

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm glad i took my aunts advice and put my daughters in this school. She has learned very many things my daughter is going to 1st grade and is very advance for her age group my youngest daughter is attending in the fall.

  • (4 years ago)

    I can even explain how happy this school has made my son and daughter then just love thier teacher and friends.The staff is great they keep my children safe and anwer any questions..They have attended since kindergarten

  • (4 years ago)

    My children are going to 1st & 3rd grade class sizes are great teacher work with parents.Teacher are helpful and deligent in helping our children learn

  • (5 years ago)

    The rating Daniel Phelan Elementary School received does not reflect the outstanding school that it is! It received a 4 out of 10 based on state test results. The staff support staff and parents work together to ensure that every student succeeds in a safe happy and nurturing environment. My children attended Daniel Phelan and are now successful young adults. I worked as an instructional aide and as a teacher at Daniel Phelan Elementary School. It is truly a great shcool!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school. I have 2 of my children there and I'm very pleased with their academic achievements. They both had advanced result on the CST exam and I know is due to their teachers hard work and of course the encouragement we give them.

  • (9 years ago)

    The best school my children could have ever attended. Ms. Baccus the Principal is the best most caring most involved principal ever. The teachers & staff are also in my opinion the best around. My children loved going to school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Phelan is a great school overall it has a friendly staff that is willing to do anything for the students. Recently becoming a California Distinguished School Phelan teachers and staff make an ongoing effort to assure that the students are getting the best education that they are able to povide. Great A+ school.

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