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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 Transitional Kindergarten though 8th grade School District with eight elementary schools, two middle (6-8) schools, and one K-8 school.  We serve approximately 6,300 students who matriculate into the Whittier Union High School District. Whittier City School District offers some of the most high tech learning environments in California in order to further engage students in learning and to enhance instruction. All rooms have wireless connections to the internet, an Apple TV and High Definition TV’s with enhanced sound to capture students’ interest and create a stimulating environment. All students in all grade levels have access to iPads. 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.

Whittier City School 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 Visual and Performing Arts in our schools. We have music and art teachers at each of our elementary and middle schools and each year we display our students’ art work at the Whittier Art Gallery. Each middle school has a band room designed and purchased by the District.