Whitney (gretchen) High School

16800 Shoemaker Ave.

Cerritos, CA 90703
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (562)229-7745
  • Whitney (gretchen) High School serves 1,011 students in grades 7-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Whitney (gretchen) High School operates within the Abc Unified School District.
  • Abc Unified School District's 94% graduation rate is higher than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1011 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School TypeCharter School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2008, 2014)
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students1,011 students
Gender %Whitney (gretchen) High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Students by GradeWhitney (gretchen) High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
Asian
80%
11%
Hispanic
13%
54%
Black
1%
6%
White
4%
24%
Two or more races
2%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsWhitney (gretchen) High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.340.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%

District Comparison

  • Abc Unified School District's student population of 20,811 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 94% has increased from 87% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,935 in this district is less than the state average of $10,991. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,018 is less than the state average of $11,482. The district spending/student has declined by 7% over four years.
School District NameAbc Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
30
4
Number of Students Managed20,8111,564
Abc Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
Graduation Rate94%83%
Abc Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2016)
District Total Revenue$186 MM$17 MM
Abc Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2016)
District Spending$188 MM$18 MM
Abc Unified School District District Spending (1992-2016)
District Revenue / Student$8,935$10,991
Abc Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1997-2016)
District Spending / Student$9,018$11,482
Abc Unified School District District Spending / Student (1997-2016)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2016 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cerritos Wittmann (helen) Elementary School Charter School
    Grades: K-6 | 568 students
    0.2 miles
    16801 Yvette Ave.
    Cerritos, CA 90703
    (562)229-7915
    0.2 K-6 568
  • Cerritos Abc Secondary (alternative) Alternative School
    Charter School
    Grades: 7-12 | 64 students
    0.5 miles
    16534 S. Carmenita Rd.
    Cerritos, CA 90703
    (562)229-7768
    0.5 7-12 64
  • Cerritos Carmenita Middle School Charter School
    Grades: 7-8 | 693 students
    0.6 miles
    13435 E. 166th St.
    Cerritos, CA 90703
    (562)229-7775
    0.6 7-8 693
  • Cerritos Stowers(cecil B.) Elementary School Magnet School
    Charter School
    Grades: K-6 | 644 students
    0.6 miles
    13350 Beach St.
    Cerritos, CA 90703
    (562)229-7905
    0.6 K-6 644
  • Cerritos Gonsalves (joe A.) Elementary School Charter School
    Grades: K-6 | 643 students
    0.8 miles
    13650 Park St.
    Cerritos, CA 90703
    (562)229-7860
    0.8 K-6 643

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California public schools have a diversity score of 0.41, which is higher than the national average of 0.32. The most diverse school district in California is Natomas Unified School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.