Whittier Elementary

Public K-6

 1800 Whittier Ave.
       Costa Mesa, CA  92627-4558


(949) 515-6990

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District: Newport-Mesa Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4092nd of 5,789 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  22.1
Number of students:  553

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
≥98.0%
Measles:
≥98.0%
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Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
96.9%
White:
1.6%
African American:
0.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  80.8%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the California Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Whittier Elementary ranks worse than 70.7% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 18th among 21 ranked elementary schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.14. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (96.9%), White (1.6%), African American (0.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 80.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Whittier Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Whittier Elementary 4092nd of 5789 California public elementary schools. (See Whittier Elementary in the ranking list.)

Newport-Mesa Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Newport-Mesa Unified 406th of 1525 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Whittier Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 18.02 4574th 5193 11.9%
2010 27.10 4075th 5314 23.3%
2011 15.23 4936th 5377 8.2%
2012 27.08 4156th 5390 22.9%
2013 23.49 4498th 5530 18.7%
2015 19.88 4642nd 5611 17.3%
2016 18.14 4787th 5614 14.7%
2017 14.59 5150th 5692 9.5%
2018 22.35 4482nd 5662 20.8%
2019 28.14 4092nd 5789 29.3%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Whittier Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 165 6 19 305 0 n/a n/a 0 495
1989 164 4 9 330 0 n/a n/a 0 507
1990 151 5 10 360 0 n/a n/a 0 526
1991 134 9 4 422 0 n/a n/a 0 569
1992 152 10 8 483 0 n/a n/a 0 653
1993 134 10 13 564 0 n/a n/a 0 721
1994 64 9 4 588 0 n/a n/a 0 665
1995 55 9 1 737 0 n/a n/a 0 802
1996 55 9 1 737 0 n/a n/a 0 802
1997 57 8 5 838 1 n/a n/a 0 909
1998 26 2 1 645 3 n/a n/a 0 677
1999 29 2 3 653 1 n/a n/a 0 688
2000 27 2 3 581 1 n/a n/a 0 614
2001 31 3 3 547 1 n/a n/a 0 585
2002 25 3 10 616 0 n/a n/a 0 654
2003 25 3 10 616 0 n/a n/a 0 654
2004 22 1 9 575 0 n/a n/a 0 607
2005 17 0 12 609 0 n/a n/a 0 638
2006 20 0 10 564 0 n/a n/a 0 594
2007 10 2 5 555 0 n/a n/a 0 572
2008 10 1 10 529 n/a n/a n/a 0 550
2009 14 0 7 631 0 0 0 0 652
2010 7 2 5 687 0 0 0 0 701
2011 9 0 6 784 0 0 0 0 799
2012 8 0 7 757 0 0 0 0 772
2013 3 0 7 731 0 0 0 0 741
2014 5 0 4 739 0 0 0 0 748
2015 5 0 2 722 0 0 0 0 729
2016 7 0 3 708 0 0 0 0 718
2017 8 0 1 690 0 0 1 0 700
2018 8 0 1 665 0 0 1 0 675
2019 8 2 1 606 0 0 2 0 619
2020 9 3 2 536 0 0 3 0 553

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Whittier Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 495 22.1 22.3 n/a
1989 507 21.0 24.1 n/a
1990 526 24.1 21.8 n/a
1991 569 26.5 21.4 n/a
1992 653 26.9 24.2 71.8
1993 721 28.6 25.2 89
1994 665 26.2 25.4 94.9
1995 802 29.0 27.7 94.9
1996 802 29.0 27.7 94.9
1997 909 43.0 21.1 94.9
1998 677 39.0 17.4 86.6
1999 688 38.9 17.7 94.9
2000 614 38.0 16.2 85.5
2001 585 38.8 15.1 23.1
2002 654 43.0 15.2 98.6
2003 654 43.0 15.2 98.6
2004 607 37.1 16.4 98.7
2005 638 35.3 18.1 96.6
2006 594 33.0 18.0 95.8
2007 572 33.8 16.9 96
2008 550 34.4 16.0 93.6
2009 652 33.8 17.9 96
2010 701 32.3 21.7 95.1
2011 799 n/a n/a 95
2012 772 34.0 22.7 99.6
2013 741 32.5 22.8 99.6
2014 748 27.5 27.2 70.3
2015 729 28.0 26.0 94.9
2016 718 28.0 25.6 94.2
2017 700 27.5 25.4 91
2018 675 27.5 24.5 88.6
2019 619 28.0 22.1 90
2020 553 n/a n/a 80.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Whittier Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 495 22.1 22.3 n/a
1989 507 21.0 24.1 n/a
1990 526 24.1 21.8 n/a
1991 569 26.5 21.4 n/a
1992 653 26.9 24.2 71.8
1993 721 28.6 25.2 89
1994 665 26.2 25.4 94.9
1995 802 29.0 27.7 94.9
1996 802 29.0 27.7 94.9
1997 909 43.0 21.1 94.9
1998 677 39.0 17.4 86.6
1999 688 38.9 17.7 94.9
2000 614 38.0 16.2 85.5
2001 585 38.8 15.1 23.1
2002 654 43.0 15.2 98.6
2003 654 43.0 15.2 98.6
2004 607 37.1 16.4 98.7
2005 638 35.3 18.1 96.6
2006 594 33.0 18.0 95.8
2007 572 33.8 16.9 96
2008 550 34.4 16.0 93.6
2009 652 33.8 17.9 96
2010 701 32.3 21.7 95.1
2011 799 n/a n/a 95
2012 772 34.0 22.7 99.6
2013 741 32.5 22.8 99.6
2014 748 27.5 27.2 70.3
2015 729 28.0 26.0 94.9
2016 718 28.0 25.6 94.2
2017 700 27.5 25.4 91
2018 675 27.5 24.5 88.6
2019 619 28.0 22.1 90
2020 553 n/a n/a 80.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Whittier Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
2012100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201399.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%
201491.0%0.0%0.0%9.0%95.0%99.0%100.0%95.0%94.0%
201587.0%0.0%0.0%13.0%90.0%98.0%99.0%90.0%87.0%
201695.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%95.0%95.0%96.0%95.0%95.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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