California Department of Education School Report
2003-04 Academic Performance Index (API) Growth Report
California Department of Education
Policy and Evaluation Division
Revised July 25, 2005
School: Whittier Elementary
District: Long Beach Unified
County: Los Angeles
CDS Code: 19-64725-6015689
School Type: Elementary
Number of
Students Met Growth Target
STAR Included
2004 in the 2004 2003 2003-04   Comparable Both
Percent 2004 API API API Growth 2003-04 School- Improve- Schoolwide Awards
Tested Growth Growth Base Target Growth wide ment (CI) and CI Eligible
100 657 691 686 6 5 No   No No No
In order to meet federal requirements of No Child Left Behind, a 2004 API Growth is posted even if a school or district had no 2003 API Base or if a school had significant population changes from 2003 to 2004. However, the presentation of growth targets and actual growth would not be appropriate and, therefore, are omitted.
"N/A" means a number is not applicable or not available due to missing data.
"*"means this API is calculated for a small school, defined as having between 11 and 99 valid STAR test scores. The API is asterisked if the school was small either in 2003 or 2004. APIs base on small numbers of students are less reliable and therefore should be interpreted with caution.
"A" means the school scored at or above the Statewide Performance Target of 800 in 2003.
"B"means the school is not awards eligible due to Adult Testing Irregularities.
"C"means the school did not have a valid 2003 API Base and will not have any Growth or target information.
"D"means the school had significant demographic changes and will not have any Growth or target information..
"E"indicates this is an Alternative Schools Accountability Model (ASAM) school or a school district. Growth and target information are not applicable to ASAM schools and school districts.
"F"indicates this school was an Alternative Schools Accountability Model (ASAM) school in the API Base report and has no target information even though the school is no longer an ASAM school.
Targets Met - In the "Met Growth Target" columns, the growth target requirement is part of the state accountability system and does not match the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements. The AYP requirement for the API is: a 2004 API Growth score of 560, or a one-point increase from 2003 API Base to 2004 API Growth.
Awards Notes - The "Awards Eligible" column requires at least five points schoolwide growth and at least four points for growth for each numerically significant subgroup.
For more details about the displayed information, see the Explanatory Notes for the 2003-04 API Growth Report.

Similar Schools   Median 2004 API Growth   Median 2003 API Base  
Click on the median value heading to link to the list of 2003 API Base similar schools. This list contains schools which were selected specifically for the reported school based on the 2003 API Base.
    650   667    

Number Numerically 2004 2003 2003-04 Met
  of Pupils Significant Subgroup Subgroup Subgroup 2003-04 Subgroup
  Included in in both API API Growth Subgroup Growth
Ethnic/Racial 2004 API Years Growth Base Target Growth Target
 African American (not of Hispanic origin) 62 No
 American Indian or Alaska Native 1 No
 Asian 178 Yes 774 781 5 -7 No
 Filipino 1 No
 Hispanic or Latino 408 Yes 655 648 5 7 Yes
 Pacific Islander 3 No
 White (not of Hispanic origin) 4 No
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 657 Yes 691 686 5 5 Yes
"A" means the subgroup scored at or above the Statewide Performance Target of 800 in 2003.

School Demographic Characteristics
These data are from the October 2003 California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) data collection and the 2004 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) student answer document.
Ethnic/Racial (STAR) Percent
 African American (not of Hispanic origin) 10
 American Indian or Alaska Native 0
 Asian 27
 Filipino 0
 Hispanic or Latino 62
 Pacific Islander 0
 White (not of Hispanic origin) 1

These percentages may not sum to 100 due to responses of: other, multiple, declined to state, or non-response.
Participants in Free or  
 Reduced Price Lunch (STAR) 100
English Learners (STAR) 58
Multi-track year-round school Yes
  School, Prior Year (STAR)
    This is the percentage of students who first attended this school in the current year. Students in the lowest grade are excluded. These data may not match numbers on other reports for middle and high schools.
  School, CBEDS Date (STAR) 93
  District, CBEDS Date (STAR)
    This is the percentage of students who were counted as part of the school/district enrollment on the October 2003 CBEDS data collection and who have been continously enrolled since that date.
Average Class Size (CBEDS)  
 Grades Average
   K-3 19
   4-6 30
   Core academic courses N/A
   in departmentalized programs  
Parent Education Level (STAR) Percent
   Percent with a response* 82
   Of those with a response:  
     Not a high school graduate 43
     High school graduate 27
     Some college 19
     College graduate 9
     Graduate school 2

*This number is the percentage of student answer documents with stated parent education level information.
Average Parent Education Level (STAR) 1.99
The average of all responses where "1" represents "Not a high school graduate" and "5" represents "Graduate school."
Fully credentialed teachers (CBEDS) 89
Teachers with emergency credentials 2
Enrollment in grades 2-11 on first day
  of testing (STAR) 672
Students taking the California
  Alternate Performance Assessment 0
Students exempted from STAR testing
  per parent written request (STAR) 0
Number of students tested (STAR) 672