School Details

West Whittier Elementary School

6411 South Norwalk Boulevard, Whittier, CA 90606
(562) 789-3240
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 413 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

34%
58%
56%
43%
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

28%
40%
46%
46%
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

44%
58%
65%
71%
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

53%
59%
60%
69%
62%
65%
53%
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

West Whittier Elementary School is a public elementary school in West Whittier-Los Nietos. The principal of West Whittier Elementary School is Erlinda Soltero-Ruiz, who can be contacted at esoltero-ruiz@whittiercity.net. 413 children attend West Whittier Elementary School and identify as Hispanic, Unspecified, and Multiracial. 43% of the West Whittier Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 82% of the 413 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at West Whittier Elementary School is 20:1. Daniel Phelan Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 95% 89%
Unspecified 2% 4%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 0.8%
Filipino 0.2% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Asian 0% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 6400%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 69%
Limited English proficiency 43% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is a great school. 3 of my children have attended or attend this school and I have been very happy with the teachers staff and principal. The principal knows every child by name and that shows me that the children are acknowledge and they take the time to know their students. Teachers work hard and implement the " every child goes to college" motto and this also shows how much they want our children to succeed. The school has great challenges for the kids like perfect attendance & reading challenges with great prizes that the children look forward to. My oldest is an Honor student and I thank West Whittier for that they really guided him in the right direction. This school has a great leader principal Dr. Soltero-Ruiz and excellent teachers they keep you informed and on top of things. They welcome parent involvement and parents can volunteer as much as they want. West Whittier has a great pick up and drop off system which makes it easier and safer for the children. Overall this school is awesome with and awesome staff which has made my family and I proud to be a West Whittier Wildcat. Did I mention the teachers are Great!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    West Whittier is a great school. I went to this school back in the 80's and now my children are students there. The teachers staff and the principal are very caring and want the best for the students. The principal knows every students by their first name which makes our children feel special. Their motto "College Bound" speaks for itself! They have a great transitional K program that one of my daughters attended and it was beneficial as she moved on to other grades.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is amazing i remember when i went here i had the best time of my life. I am glad to send my kids to this school they are now well educated and are achieving their goal. Before my kids went to this school they went to phelan and their grades dropped tremendously. I do not know why phelan is a distinguished school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child has been attending West Whittier for 3 years. I feel that the safety of the school is a problem and has always been an issue.Parking is another story! Parent involvement is limited to helping 1hour in class.Our school needs more teachers outside during lunch and recess due to multiple accidents on the play ground.When attending PTA you have to know Spanish or tuff luck.Although there are some good teachers here the over all quality of instructions is poor.I feel my child is not being academically challenged at this school.I also feel that the school has a lot of new young teachers that lack experience needed to teach more active children.As for our Principal I feel that she could do a better job. Overall this is not a school for any child seeking to advance his/her academics.

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