Whitney High School Overview

2014 Academic Indicators
National Rank
College Readiness Index
Academic Performance Index
Student/Teacher Ratio
  • 07–12 Grades
  • 1,021 Students
  • 39 Teachers

Whitney High School

Phone: (562) 926-5566

District: ABC Unified School District


Gretchen Whitney High School offers a variety of honors and Advanced Placement courses, including computer science, physics and Model United Nations. Students can earn extra weight in the University of California admissions index via successful completion of certain honors and AP courses. Admission to Whitney High School is selective and is based on state and district assessments and class rank. Parent involvement at Whitney High includes conferences, field trip participation and fundraising opportunities.

Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares with others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded Gold
National Rank
State Rank

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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 1,021
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 95%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) N/A
Full-Time Teachers 39

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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level coursework (AP®/IB exams).

Academic Performance Index Evaluation Achieves CA goal
College Readiness Index 97.5

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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 07 – 12
Setting Small City
Charter School No
Magnet School No
Receives Title I Funding Yes


This information relates to high schools run by this school's state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 6
Total Students 7,209
Academic Performance Index Evaluation Does not achieve CA goal
College Readiness (district average) 50.0

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Nearby Schools

Whitney High School is 1 of 6 schools in the ABC Unified School District.

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