Whatever It Takes: Promoting a Culture of Success
Whittier Union High School District is built on a culture of collaboration, inclusiveness and the belief that Demographics Do Not Determine Destiny. With these values in mind, the District provides all students with an engaging, quality, standards-based instructional program delivered by a highly educated and well-trained staff.
Graduation Rates at Highest Levels
Over 96% of Whittier Union's 11,000 students are graduating from our comprehensive high schools in four years, with 90.3% of seniors on track to graduate and over 90% of graduates enrolling in two- or four-year colleges.
Whittier Union graduates attend such prestigious institutions as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University, as well as campuses within the UC and CSU systems.
Noteworthy Numbers: 4-year Cohort Graduation, On-Target & Comprehensive High School Graduation Rates
Narrowing the Achievement Gap
Whittier Union has been lauded for advancing equity, closing opportunity and achievement gaps and strengthening the pipeline to college for traditionally underrepresented students, including students of color, low-income students, English learners and first-generation college students.
Noteworthy Numbers: A-G Completion, AP Exam Pass & Attendance Rates
A Culture of Success
All Whittier Union students have access to the most rigorous, challenging courses of study. Students learn in high-quality, modern facilities that are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and receive timely, focused academic support. The curriculum at Whittier Union ensures that students will be effective communicators, community contributors, collaborative workers and complex thinkers.
The District seeks to meet the needs of all students by analyzing feedback and data to refine systems and practices that will better support student success and expand college and career readiness opportunities. Educational teams meet regularly to work toward the best practices that ensure the District is doing Whatever It Takes to help students reach academic success.
Whittier Union’s success is supported by its exemplary Board of Trustees, teachers, staff and community partners, who always strive to ensure that all students are given an equitable, world-class education that opens the door to academic and professional opportunities.