Whitney (Gretchen) High School

16800 Shoemaker Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 1%
Whitney (Gretchen) High School serves 1,008 students in grades 7-12.
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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 97% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥99% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Placements

Whitney (Gretchen) High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Whitney (Gretchen) High School's student population of 1,008 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2008, 2014)
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students1,008 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

Whitney (Gretchen) High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Whitney (Gretchen) High School is 0.40, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1 out of 9602 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
97%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥99%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
76%
12%
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Hispanic
15%
54%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
4%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.400.64
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameABC Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Whitney (Gretchen) High School is Abc Secondary (alternative) (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wittmann (Helen) Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cerritos Wittmann (Helen) Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-6 | 597 students
    0.2 miles
    16801 Yvette Ave.
    Cerritos, CA 90703
    (562) 229-7915
    0.2 K-6 597
  • Cerritos Abc Secondary (alternative) Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 75 students
    0.5 miles
    16534 S. Carmenita Rd.
    Cerritos, CA 90703
    (562) 229-7768
    0.5 7-12 75
  • Cerritos Carmenita Middle School Math: 74% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 7-8 | 706 students
    0.6 miles
    13435 E. 166th St.
    Cerritos, CA 90703
    (562) 229-7775
    0.6 7-8 706
  • Cerritos Stowers(Cecil B.) Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 64% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-6 | 650 students
    0.6 miles
    13350 Beach St.
    Cerritos, CA 90703
    (562) 229-7905
    0.6 K-6 650
  • Cerritos Gonsalves (Joe A.) Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-6 | 649 students
    0.8 miles
    13650 Park St.
    Cerritos, CA 90703
    (562) 229-7860
    0.8 K-6 649

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