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WHS Earns 6 Year WASC Accreditation
Whittier High School Earns Six-year WASC Accreditation
Whittier High School recently received a coveted six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the highest accreditation term that can be awarded schools, Whittier Union High School District officials said. The WASC visiting committee’s report noted “many stellar aspects of the school,” including students’ continuing increased academic achievement. Click here to read the full press release.
Reflecting on Paul Lee
Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson reflects on the life of beloved student Hun Joon Lee, who teachers, staff and students knew affectionately as “Paul,” the impact he has had on the entire Whittier Union High School District community, and collective responsibility to protect all children, especially those who are vulnerable, in an Op-Ed that appeared in the Whittier Daily News on Oct. 4. Please click here to read more.
 Superintendent’s Message - Report to the Community 2015
Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson shares the many wonderful accomplishments the District has celebrated, as well as the impressive student achievement data that reflects the District's commitment to excellence. Click here to read the message.
 NEW - 2015 Report to the Community 
WUHSD students are reaching increasingly higher levels of academic achievement as the result of the District’s focus on its “Whatever It Takes” initiative. The 2015 Report to the Community provides new, detailed information on the District’s academic improvement as well as a budget overview and summary of its ongoing program to modernize facilities. Click here to download the report.
 Monthly Update: November 2015
Check out the latest news and events happening at our high schools! Click here to read our latest update. An archive of all District newsletters is available here


  • Whittier Union Issues Final Series of Measure W Bond, Refinances Measure C

    Following the extensive modernization of campus classrooms and facilities, the Whittier Union High School District is focusing its efforts on completing the final items on its bond list. The District has issued the final $18.9 million in Measure W bonds and has successfully refinanced a portion of the $98 million in bonds issued through 1998’s Measure C, saving taxpayers $12.2 million.

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  • Whittier High Wins Prestigious Golden Bell Award

    It was five years ago that Whittier High School implemented its Academic Mentor Program – a strategic intervention tool that provides in-class academic support to at-risk students with the help, guidance and mentorship of peers. Since its inception, the program’s success rates have been significant, showcased by vastly improving student test scores and rising GPAs. For its innovation, Whittier High is being honored with a Golden Bell Award.

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  • CIF Games

    CIF games this week.....Cross Country

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  • Things to do in & around Whittier...

    Need something to do? Sorensen Library Teen Events, Library Events, Museum Events, Boys & Girls Club, Whittier has a used bookstore, Uptown Whittier has Farmers Markets. Click on title to read more...

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  • Whittier High’s Renovated 21st Century Library Honors Alumnus William C. Gordon

    The Whittier High School community on Sept. 18 celebrated the school’s renovated 21st century library, which features new furniture, technology, an Alumni Hall of Fame showcase and a newly painted interior and entrance, with a festive ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony.

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  • Whittier High Tech Whiz Named Whittier Union’s 2015-16 Teacher of the Year

    Whittier High School teacher Kathleen Bailey is constantly surrounded by computers, cameras, video monitors and love from her students. Excelling as the lead teacher of the school’s esteemed Cardinal Computer Academy since 2007, Bailey has breathed new life into the program, exposing her students to technology careers, workplace skills and community connections that have helped them develop into 21st century pros. Her passion has led to her being named the Whittier Union High School District Teacher of the Year for 2015-16.

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  • New School Year Begins at Whittier Union

    The Whittier Union High School District kicked off the 2015-16 school year on Aug. 11, giving nearly 3,000 members of the Class of 2019 a preview of what student life is like on its campuses. Students were treated to opening pep rallies with colorful balloons, spirited music and displays of Condor, Lancer, Titan, Chieftain and Cardinal pride, eliminating any first-day jitters before the official start of school on Aug. 12.

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  • Bus Information

    Click on the title for info on school bus routes & public transportation

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  • Back To The Future

    Back To The Future 30 on the title for LA Weekly article.

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  • Why Buy an ASB Card?

    To save money!! That's why!! Click on the title to read more about it...

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