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 percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 96% (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 98% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Whitney (gretchen) High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) 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 96% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California 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 California state average of 83%.

Top Placements (California)

Whitney (gretchen) High School is Listed among the top public schools in California for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 1%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 1%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 1%)
  • Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • Whitney (gretchen) High School's student population of 1011 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
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

  • Whitney (gretchen) High School is ranked within the top 1% 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 decreased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whitney (gretchen) High School is 0.34, which is less 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)
96%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
98%
48%
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
Graduation Rate≥95%
83%
Whitney (gretchen) High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Whitney (gretchen) 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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