ABC Unified School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 30 public schools serving 19,506 students in ABC Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in ABC Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 55% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 66% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in ABC Unified School District are Whitney (Gretchen) High School, Leal (Frank C.) Elementary School and Cerritos Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. ABC Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

ABC Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
ABC Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
30 Schools
10,294 Schools
# Students
19,506 Students
5,952,381 Students
# Teachers
823 Teachers
264,811 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

ABC Unified School District, which is ranked #293 of all 1,873 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 93% has decreased from 94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#289 out of 1942 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of ABC Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of ABC Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of ABC Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
93%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of ABC Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.66
0.63
# American Indian Students
50 Students
28,351 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
6,896 Students
702,409 Students
% Asian Students
35%
12%
# Hispanic Students
8,870 Students
3,303,374 Students
% Hispanic Students
46%
56%
# Black Students
1,521 Students
306,585 Students
% Black Students
8%
5%
# White Students
1,048 Students
1,290,217 Students
% White Students
5%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
109 Students
25,751 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,012 Students
294,102 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
1,353
458,150
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,330
423,156
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,388
429,338
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,429
436,138
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,428
443,865
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,456
446,171
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,466
437,696
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,537
457,616
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,611
465,035
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,613
499,550
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,612
493,565
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,582
477,486
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,701
484,615
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,614 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,522. The school district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,975 is less than the state median of $19,618. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$266 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of ABC Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$253 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of ABC Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,614
$19,522
This chart display average revenue per public school student in ABC Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,975
$19,618
This chart display average spending per public school student in ABC Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best ABC Unified School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Whitney (Gretchen) High School
Math: 98% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
16800 Shoemaker Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7745
Grades: 7-12
| 1,019 students
Rank: #22.
Leal (Frank C.) Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12920 Droxford St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7880
Grades: K-6
| 740 students
Rank: #33.
Cerritos Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13600 E. 183rd St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7845
Grades: K-6
| 634 students
Rank: #44.
Wittmann (Helen) Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
16801 Yvette Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7915
Grades: K-6
| 575 students
Rank: #55.
Gonsalves (Joe A.) Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13650 Park St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7860
Grades: K-6
| 604 students
Rank: #66.
Carmenita Middle School
Math: 74% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13435 E. 166th St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7775
Grades: 7-8
| 672 students
Rank: #77.
Cerritos High School
Math: 64% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
12500 E. 183rd St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7715
Grades: 9-12
| 2,231 students
Rank: #88.
Stowers(Cecil B.) Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
13350 Beach St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7905
Grades: K-6
| 607 students
Rank: #99.
Nixon (Patricia) Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
19600 Jacob Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7895
Grades: K-6
| 755 students
Rank: #1010.
Bragg Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11501 Bos St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7830
Grades: K-6
| 644 students
Rank: #1111.
Carver (Charles J.) Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
19200 E. Ely St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7840
Grades: K-6
| 604 students
Rank: #1212.
Elliott (William F) Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
18415 Cortner Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7850
Grades: K-6
| 492 students
Rank: #1313.
Tetzlaff (Martin B.) Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12351 E. Del Amo Blvd.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7795
Grades: 7-8
| 646 students
Rank: #1414.
Kennedy (John F.) Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
17500 Belshire Ave.
Artesia, CA 90701
(562) 229-7875
Grades: K-6
| 440 students
Rank: #1515.
Gahr (Richard) High School
Math: 47% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11111 Artesia Blvd.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7730
Grades: 9-12
| 1,892 students
Rank: #1616.
Ross (Faye) Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
17707 Elaine Ave.
Artesia, CA 90701
(562) 229-7785
Grades: 7-8
| 599 students
Rank: #1717.
Haskell (Pliny Fisk) Middle School
Math: 40% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11525 Del Amo Blvd.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7815
Grades: 7-8
| 517 students
Rank: #1818.
Burbank (Luther) Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
17711 Roseton Ave.
Artesia, CA 90701
(562) 229-7835
Grades: K-6
| 448 students
Rank: #1919.
Willow Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
11733 E. 205th St.
Lakewood, CA 90715
(562) 229-7910
Grades: K-6
| 405 students
Rank: #2020.
Palms Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12445 E. 207th St.
Lakewood, CA 90715
(562) 229-7900
Grades: K-6
| 552 students
Rank: #2121.
Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
22215 Elaine Ave.
Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716
(562) 229-7855
Grades: K-6
| 343 students
Rank: #2222.
Artesia High School
Math: 27% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12108 E. Del Amo Blvd.
Lakewood, CA 90715
(562) 229-7700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,458 students
Rank: #2323.
Juarez (Benito) Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
11939 Aclare St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7870
Grades: K-6
| 325 students
Rank: #2424.
Fedde (Pharis F.) Middle School
Math: 35% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
21409 S. Elaine Ave.
Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716
(562) 229-7805
Grades: 7-8
| 384 students
Rank: #2525.
Aloha Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
11737 E. 214th St.
Lakewood, CA 90715
(562) 229-7825
Grades: K-6
| 302 students
Rank: #2626.
Niemes (John H.) Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
16715 Jersey Ave.
Artesia, CA 90701
(562) 229-7890
Grades: K-6
| 657 students
Rank: #2727.
Melbourne (Ella P.) Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
21314 Claretta Ave.
Lakewood, CA 90715
(562) 229-7885
Grades: K-6
| 427 students
Rank: #2828.
Hawaiian Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
12350 E. 226th St.
Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716
(562) 229-7865
Grades: K-6
| 297 students
Rank: #2929.
Abc Secondary (Alternative)
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
16534 S. Carmenita Rd.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7768
Grades: 7-12
| 52 students
Rank: #3030.
Tracy (Wilbur) High (continuation)
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
12222 Cuesta Dr.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7760
Grades: 9-12
| 185 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • ABC Unified School District
  • 16700 Norwalk Blvd., Cerritos, CA, 90703-1838
  • (562) 926-5566
  • abcusd.us
  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 19,506 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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