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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Diversity
    grade B+
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A
  7. Administration
    grade A
  8. Sports
    grade A minus
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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La Serna High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Whittier, CA. It has 2,533 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.

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15301 E. Youngwood Dr.
Whittier, CA 90605
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1160
479 responses
Average ACT
27
84 responses
AP Enrollment
32%

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Living in the Area

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  2. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade D
Median Household Income
$77,270
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,354
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$574,400
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 60 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 60 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 225 responses
  • Animal house
    23%
  • Football games
    16%
  • Dances
    16%
  • Athletic Events
    15%
  • Assemblies
    9%
  • Shakespeare Festival
    6%
  • The Amazing Race
    5%

Students

Diversity
grade B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,533
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 74 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 74 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 74 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$112,852
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.8%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 85 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 85 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 85 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,044 / year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 90 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 90 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 90 responses

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