The Whittier City School District will provide a challenging, quality education for all students to help them become:
Whittier is a culturally and financially diverse community with approximately 80,000 people of various economic and ethnic backgrounds. The city is located on the slopes of the Puente Hills in the Los Angeles Basin where the climate encourages people to live an active outdoor life year round.
13 miles east of Los Angeles
19 miles from nearby beaches
Disneyland; Knotts Berry Farm are within a 30-minute drive
Eight universities are within a 45 minute drive
Whittier College and Rio Hondo College are located within the District boundaries
Churches, libraries, theaters, art galleries, parks and hospitals abound
Major department stores are nearby
Whittier is a nice place to call home!
Whittier City School District is a K-8 District with nine elementary and two middle (6-8) schools, with approximately 6,600 students who articulate into the Whittier Union High School District. The district is providing a very rich use of technology to further engage students in learning and to enhance instruction. All rooms have wireless connections to the internet and have access to iPads, Apple TV and High Definition TV’s with enhanced sound to capture students interest and create a stimulating environment. We have some of the most high tech learning environments in California. The District is also the recipient of numerous grants and awards. The community supported the passage of bond elections in November 1996, March 2000 and November 2013.
Our District is one of seven local districts that join together in a Special Education Cooperative (SELPA) serving Whittier area special needs students.
The Board, as well as the community, supports the arts. Each middle school has a band room designed and purchased by the District.
Whittier City School District will provide a safe, caring, and nurturing environment that ensures high student achievement in all academic areas, with special focus on literacy, mathematics, and the integration of technology, by a highly qualified and extremely collaborative group of professional educators.
Whittier City School District students are literate, responsible, caring citizens, who are academically and technologically prepared for the rigors of continued education and a changing world. Parents and community members are active partners in the learning process. District staff provides the tools, choices, skills, and structures to empower students in creating their personal visions for the future.