Cerritos High School

  • Cerritos High School serves 2,132 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 63% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 84% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Cerritos High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Cerritos High School operates within the Abc Unified School District.
  • Abc Unified School District's 94% graduation rate is higher than the California state average of 83%.

Top Placements

Cerritos High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 5%)

School Overview

  • Cerritos High School's student population of 2132 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 87 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,132 students
Gender %Cerritos High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers87 teachers
Students by GradeCerritos High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Cerritos High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cerritos High School is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
Asian
63%
11%
Hispanic
22%
54%
Black
6%
6%
White
7%
24%
Two or more races
2%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsCerritos High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.550.41
Graduation Rate
97%
83%
Cerritos High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Cerritos High School is Abc Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Abc Unified School District's student population of 20,811 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 94% has increased from 91% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,935 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,018 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 7% over four school years.
    School District NameAbc Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    30
    4
    Number of Students Managed20,8111,585
    Abc Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    52%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    63%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    94%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$186 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$188 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,935$11,049
    District Spending / Student$9,018$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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