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Our Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Whittier Union High School District to achieve & maintain excellence in providing a comprehensive education for all students.


Vision Statement

The Whittier Union High School District will provide all students with an engaging, quality standards-based instructional program delivered by a well-trained staff resulting in improved student achievement, WHATEVER IT TAKES.


Statement of Beliefs

Core Values

  • Every individual has worth and dignity.
  • Every student can and will learn.
  • Students will be directed to participate in the most rigorous course of study consistent with their abilities and future goals.
  • There is strength inherent in the ethnic and cultural diversity of the students, parents and community we serve.
  • The WUHSD staff is accountable to students, parents, and the community for student academic and personal growth.
  • Parents are essential partners in the education of their children.
  • Collaboration and articulation with the K-16 education community is essential to ensuring a quality education.
  • We are integral partners in the business and the cultural life of the community.
  • There is value, power, and synergy in a collaborative culture.
  • The success of our district is measured solely by the success of our students.
  • Demographics do not determine destiny.


Expectations and Outcomes

  • Our students will be effective communicators, quality producers, self-directed lifelong learners, community contributors, collaborative workers, and complex thinkers.
  • Our students will be prepared to meet the challenges and changing needs of society.
  • Our schools will be safe and secure learning environments.
  • Our students will be taught by a well-trained, competent staff with a deep personal commitment to the academic and personal success of their students.
  • All of our students will have ACCESS to the most rigorous, challenging courses of study.
  • Our students will learn in high quality, modern facilities in a physical environment equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
  • Our schools will be places where students establish and develop positive relationships with other students and adult role models.
  • Our schools will provide timely, focused academic support and the interventions necessary for the success of all students.