Whatever It Takes: WUHSD Builds on High Academic Achievement
Whittier Union High School District students continue to improve their academic performance, with more scholars than ever graduating on time and entering college with skills and preparation necessary to succeed, according to the latest data from the District and the state. Whittier Union is one of the few high school districts in the state to show substantial and sustained academic progress over several years.
Graduation Rates at Highest Levels
Over 97% of Whittier Union's 11,000 students are graduating from our comprehensive high schools in four years, with 94% 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 Dartmouth, Harvard, Caltech, Yale, New York University and Johns Hopkins University, as well as campuses within the UC and CSU systems.
As part of the initiative, the District has intentionally created systems and structures to meet the needs of students, carefully analyzing data to refine practices to support student success and expand college and career readiness opportunities. Educational teams meet regularly to find best practices to support students and develop common grading systems. Each school has its own bell schedule, embedded tutorials and college-bound program. Despite the instructional differences, all schools provide students with the same expectations, curriculum, assessments and opportunities.
A Culture of Success