Cerritos High School

12500 East 183rd St ., Cerritos, CA 90703 | (562) 926-5566
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 2,134
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 12500 East 183rd St.., Cerritos, CA 90703
School District Details
  • Abc Unified School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $8,749
  • Graduation Rate: 87.7%
  • Dropout Rate: 1.9%
  • Students Per Teacher: 23.1
  • Enrolled Students: 20,731

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 2,134
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 87.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 24.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,085 (50.8%)
  • Females: 1,049 (49.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 102 (4.8%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 264 (12.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 366 (17.2%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Cerritos High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian60.3%
Black1426.7%
Asian1,48069.4%
Hispanic28413.3%
White1537.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Cerritos High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade53124.9%
10th Grade54125.4%
11th Grade54625.6%
12th Grade51624.2%
Graduates Information (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
95.5%
District:
89.3%
State:
78.6%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Ph.D.
School:
2.1%
District:
6.2%
Percent With Master's Degree
School:
14.6%
District:
34.6%
Percent With Bachelor's Degree: 6.3%
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 100.0%
Number of Certificated Staff: 96.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 17.0
Average Age
School:
43.6
District:
47.6
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4

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4 reviews for Cerritos High School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 01, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Have just established that if a cellphone is visible in class it is confiscated for 1 week, if it is on a monday. When it is the only means of communication between a child and parents, then that is unacceptable. The school board needs to be confronted and have this rul changed. This can be very dangerous for a child when they have after school sports and need transportation home
  • Reviewed by Student on January 07, 2010
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I'm an 11th grader student at cerritos high school. To be completely honest about this school, it is not all that grate. Most teachers, especially in the math and science field are not even qualified to fill the needs of the students. They just give you the notes, rush through them and expect you to get an A, because well, they think we are ALL so smart because of our test scores. Let me break it to you, most students are getting tutored just to past, and unfortunately, the other half are failing or just barely passing. The staff in the office is horrible, they are mostly rude and very immature. Beware when you enter the office. Oh and it is a very dull boring school. If your kids do not have the right friends, they will suffer the next four years. Really investigate this school, before sending your child.
  • Reviewed by Student on October 08, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is fine and they are on Newsweek Top 1000 Public High Schools with Rank No. 242. The teacher are not that bad. It also has award-winning sport teams.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 16, 2009
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The school has everything it needs to be successful. However, they do not meet the needs of all subgroups academically. The attitude overall is do it on your own. there are teachers that actually want ALL students to learn and achieve. Unfortunately, if your child is not self-motivated to go beyond s/he may not work to their capability.

    I would think twice.check it out because it's not all about the test scores. If they don't make a change their test will drop ever so slowly. The school board also is a problem.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Cerritos High School performed on average better than many other schools across the state on CST state exams in the following subjects:
  • CST Algebra I
  • CST Algebra II
  • CST Biology
  • CST Chemistry
  • CST English-Language Arts
  • CST General Mathematics
  • CST Geometry
  • CST Integrated Math 1
  • CST Integrated Math 2
  • CST Integrated Math 3
  • CST Physics
  • CST Science
  • CST Summative High School Math
  • CST U.S. History
  • CST World History
AYP Results (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Yes
ELA AYP Met: Yes
Math AYP Met: Yes
ACT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking ACT Exam: 14.1%
Average Combined Score: 26.0
Percent Scoring At or Above 21: 91.6%
SAT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT Exam: 74.3%
Average Combined Score: 1,717.4
Critical Reading Average: 540.4
Math Average: 617.3
Writing Average: 559.8
Percent Scoring At or Above 1500: 78.9%

CST - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201020.0%33.0%22.0%
200961.0%39.0%21.0%
200861.0%35.0%18.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201077.0%84.0%69.0%
200984.0%85.0%65.0%
200895.0%94.0%66.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201066.0%63.0%55.0%
200972.0%59.0%51.0%
200879.0%67.0%52.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201080.0%66.0%54.0%
200979.0%60.0%50.0%
200881.0%63.0%49.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201046.0%54.0%46.0%
200970.0%66.0%47.0%
200863.0%61.0%43.0%
 
CST Integrated Math 1 Test
201017.0%3.0%28.0%
 
CST World History Test
201089.0%86.0%45.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
200935.0%26.0%17.0%
200846.0%37.0%18.0%
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201030.0%16.0%12.0%
200938.0%26.0%11.0%
200828.0%15.0%9.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201067.0%70.0%40.0%
200963.0%64.0%37.0%
200864.0%71.0%36.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201037.0%39.0%38.0%
200937.0%36.0%34.0%
200850.0%57.0%35.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201052.0%58.0%47.0%
200953.0%60.0%44.0%
200845.0%44.0%41.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201075.0%56.0%45.0%
200974.0%57.0%44.0%
200867.0%54.0%41.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201027.0%22.0%14.0%
200946.0%25.0%14.0%
200829.0%16.0%12.0%
 
CST Integrated Math 1 Test
201044.0%16.0%11.0%
200931.0%6.0%9.0%
 
CST Science Test
201068.0%56.0%46.0%
200973.0%57.0%44.0%
200865.0%51.0%40.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201096.0%94.0%75.0%
200997.0%96.0%71.0%
200882.0%83.0%68.0%
 
CST World History Test
201065.0%46.0%42.0%
200961.0%46.0%38.0%
200853.0%42.0%33.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra II Test
201034.0%34.0%14.0%
200923.0%25.0%12.0%
200831.0%30.0%11.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201075.0%63.0%46.0%
200966.0%43.0%41.0%
200877.0%54.0%39.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201045.0%41.0%30.0%
200938.0%39.0%27.0%
200857.0%42.0%25.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201073.0%56.0%42.0%
200968.0%51.0%40.0%
200865.0%44.0%37.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201027.0%12.0%6.0%
200914.0%10.0%7.0%
20089.0%5.0%6.0%
 
CST Integrated Math 1 Test
201022.0%11.0%11.0%
 
CST Integrated Math 2 Test
201052.0%24.0%19.0%
200929.0%12.0%15.0%
 
CST Physics Test
201056.0%63.0%53.0%
200941.0%57.0%50.0%
200840.0%53.0%47.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201080.0%78.0%50.0%
200985.0%81.0%47.0%
200871.0%73.0%43.0%
 
CST U.S. History Test
201068.0%58.0%45.0%
200971.0%59.0%44.0%
200856.0%44.0%38.0%
 
CST Algebra I Test
20083.0%5.0%5.0%
 

End of Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201023.0%46.0%31.0%
200951.0%49.0%28.0%
200842.0%41.0%25.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201062.0%60.0%31.0%
200955.0%53.0%28.0%
200862.0%59.0%27.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201063.0%56.0%46.0%
200964.0%50.0%42.0%
200874.0%63.0%42.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201050.0%51.0%38.0%
200948.0%52.0%36.0%
200849.0%44.0%32.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201038.0%45.0%27.0%
200953.0%48.0%26.0%
200843.0%38.0%24.0%
 
CST Integrated Math 1 Test
201028.0%8.0%13.0%
200919.0%3.0%11.0%
 
CST Integrated Math 2 Test
201049.0%23.0%27.0%
200935.0%17.0%25.0%
 
CST Integrated Math 3 Test
201069.0%69.0%37.0%
 
CST Physics Test
201056.0%63.0%49.0%
200940.0%57.0%46.0%
200841.0%53.0%43.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201084.0%81.0%54.0%
200988.0%85.0%50.0%
200873.0%75.0%47.0%
 
CST World History Test
201069.0%53.0%41.0%
200959.0%52.0%38.0%
200851.0%46.0%33.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
200935.0%27.0%26.0%
200846.0%32.0%27.0%
 
Source: CA Department of Education 2009-2010

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