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Whale Gulch Elementary (leave a review)
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+1 (707) 986-7131

76811 Usal Rd.

Whitethorn, California


About Whale Gulch Elementary
Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Whale Gulch Elementary is one of 4 schools found in the Leggett Valley Unified district of California.

A relatively small school, it has an enrolment of 40 students from Kindergarten to 8th Grade and is classified as a regular school.

The number of teachers at Whale Gulch Elementary has remained static in recent years, and you can see from the pyramid chart on this page that the pupil population has lately remained static.

An average teaching salary at Whale Gulch Elementary is $46,948, which is lower than the California state average of $77,759.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

This school is not eligible for Title I funding. Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Whale Gulch Elementary 40$8,53213$46,9480.31
Whale Gulch High (0 miles) 9$32,8834$57,2550.20
Whitethorn Elementary (3.27 miles) 78$9,63820$74,4540.29
Southern Humboldt Community (12.33 miles) 16$19,80216$59,6850.32
Redway Elementary (12.38 miles) 278$10,53923$79,2620.37
Leggett Valley Elementary (15.87 miles) 53$5,25618$33,5150.24

Whale Gulch Elementary

Number of pupils40
Funding per pupil$8,532
Pupils per teacher13
Average teacher salary$46,948
Diversity index0.31

Whale Gulch High (0 miles)

Number of pupils9
Funding per pupil$32,883
Pupils per teacher4
Average teacher salary$57,255
Diversity index0.20

Whitethorn Elementary (3.27 miles)

Number of pupils78
Funding per pupil$9,638
Pupils per teacher20
Average teacher salary$74,454
Diversity index0.29

Southern Humboldt Community (12.33 miles)

Number of pupils16
Funding per pupil$19,802
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$59,685
Diversity index0.32

Redway Elementary (12.38 miles)

Number of pupils278
Funding per pupil$10,539
Pupils per teacher23
Average teacher salary$79,262
Diversity index0.37

Leggett Valley Elementary (15.87 miles)

Number of pupils53
Funding per pupil$5,256
Pupils per teacher18
Average teacher salary$33,515
Diversity index0.24
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Rankings within California
There are 10,465 schools in California. Rankings don't always go up to 10,465 because some schools have missing data.
9413thlargest school
9407thhighest number of FTE teachers
1226thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
8857thhighest average teaching salary
7597thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
984thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
7514thhighest diversity index
4673rdhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Kindergarten: 3 hours

1st Grade - 3rd Grade: 3.8 hours

4th Grade - 8th Grade: 4 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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