Top 10 Best Cerritos Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 18 public schools serving 12,984 students in Cerritos, CA (there are 7 private schools, serving 2,351 private students). 85% of all K-12 students in Cerritos, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%). Cerritos has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in Cerritos, CA are Whitney (Gretchen) High School, Leal (Frank C.) Elementary School and Wittmann (Helen) Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Cerritos, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 60% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 74% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Cerritos have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Cerritos, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Whitney (Gretchen) High School
(Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
16800 Shoemaker Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7745
Grades: 7-12
| 1,013 students
Rank: #22.
Leal (Frank C.) Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12920 Droxford St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7880
Grades: K-6
| 723 students
Rank: #33.
Wittmann (Helen) Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
16801 Yvette Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7915
Grades: K-6
| 525 students
Rank: #44.
Gonsalves (Joe A.) Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13650 Park St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7860
Grades: K-6
| 566 students
Rank: #55.
Cerritos Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13600 E. 183rd St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7845
Grades: K-6
| 608 students
Rank: #66.
Nixon (Patricia) Elementary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
19600 Jacob Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7895
Grades: K-6
| 708 students
Rank: #77.
Carmenita Middle School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
13435 E. 166th St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7775
Grades: 7-8
| 597 students
Rank: #88.
Cerritos High School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
12500 E. 183rd St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7715
Grades: 9-12
| 2,345 students
Rank: #99.
Stowers(Cecil B.) Elementary School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
13350 Beach St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7905
Grades: K-6
| 540 students
Rank: #1010.
Bragg Elementary School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11501 Bos St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7830
Grades: K-6
| 611 students
Rank: #1111.
Carver (Charles J.) Elementary School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
19200 E. Ely St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7840
Grades: K-6
| 893 students
Rank: #1212.
Gahr (Richard) High School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11111 Artesia Blvd.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7730
Grades: 9-12
| 1,828 students
Rank: #1313.
Tetzlaff (Martin B.) Middle School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
12351 E. Del Amo Blvd.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7795
Grades: 7-8
| 655 students
Rank: #1414.
Elliott (William F) Elementary School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
18415 Cortner Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7850
Grades: K-6
| 440 students
Rank: #1515.
Haskell (Pliny Fisk) Middle School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11525 Del Amo Blvd.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7815
Grades: 7-8
| 449 students
Rank: #1616.
Juarez (Benito) Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
11939 Aclare St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7870
Grades: K-6
| 312 students
Rank: #1717.
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
| n/a students
Rank: #1818.
Tracy (Wilbur) High (continuation School)
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
12222 Cuesta Dr.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7760
Grades: 9-12
| 171 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Cerritos, California

Cerritos, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
12254 Cuesta Dr
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 926-5566
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
13435 East 166th St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 926-4405
Grades: 7-8
| 680 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Cerritos, CA?
How many public schools are located in Cerritos, CA?
18 public schools are located in Cerritos, CA.
What percentage of students in Cerritos, CA go to public school?
85% of all K-12 students in Cerritos, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Cerritos, CA?
Cerritos, CA public schools minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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