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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
La Serna High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Whittier, CA. It has 2,718 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.

La Serna High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1160
462 responses
Average ACT
27
83 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$73,517
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,312
National
$949
Median Home Value
$528,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.56 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.56 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 205 responses
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  • Animal house
    24%
  • Football games
    16%
  • Dances
    16%
  • Athletic Events
    15%
  • Assemblies
    9%
  • Shakespeare Festival
    6%
  • The Amazing Race
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,718
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.70 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.70 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.70 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$112,852
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.3%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.81 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.81 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.81 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.86 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.86 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.86 responses
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This school was a really amazing school. It turned me into the man I am today, the last four years were one of the best parts of my life. They had a few problems but not to many to not say how good the school was, one thing I want to say is that I wish I played more sports but I am also happy for what I accomplished. Love the football program, it could turn a boy into a man and teach them a lesson and could not just teach them to play football but could help them turn into a well respected young man. And the teacher here on campus are very respectful and are always their for the student. Will always love La Serna with all my heart!
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I've spent three years so far at La Serna and am now in my senior year. This school is absolutely wonderful! The teachers are very patient and understanding with the kids, and they do the best they can to help their students pass their classes. La Serna also offers many opportunities for their students to strengthen their grades and become better with their academic work. The school puts on events to get students to be involved and have fun as well! The dances here are so much fun, and so are the other events on campus! I highly recommend this school for your child if you are looking for a friendly environment for them.
I love how friendly everyone in my senior class is and how involved we make our students feel at school functions. Every dance, assembly, and football game is the best experience when you’re in a crowd full of your friends and are all having the time of your lives! One thing I would like to change about La Serna is the ban on hats that aren’t branded by La Serna. I cannot tell you how many times campus security threatened to confiscate my hats when I was having a bad hair day just because my hat wasn’t red with a La Serna logo on it. What upsets me more is when they target me out of the hundreds of people wearing other hats and beanies, or other inappropriate clothing like I am the only one breaking the dress code.