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About This School

Cerritos Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cerritos. The principal of Cerritos Elementary School is Dennis Wilson, who can be contacted at dennis.wilson@abcusd.k12.ca.us. 612 children attend Cerritos Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 17% of the Cerritos Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 18% of the 612 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Cerritos Elementary School is 23:1. Concordia Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 72% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 8%
Unspecified 4% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
Filipino 11% 10%
Hispanic 10% 39%
Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 20684%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 41%
Limited English proficiency 17% 20%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My son started school here. He's now on 6th grade and we've been very happy since then. The complete staff is great from the principal teachers day care assistance and even the janitor.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter love this school.She studied 1st grade with Mrs Plakos. Mrs Plakos is a wonderful teacher. My daughter has been in a new school every yr since she turned 3. Mrs Plakos is by far the best teacher. She doesn't show any favorites.She is concerned about her students the most.She seems like someone who really loves what they are doing. After 2 private preschools and 1 public elementary school in KG I can tell the difference.Cerritos elementary has no bullies and there is no discrimination on basis of your ethnicity unlike some other 10 rated schools in the area.We are lucky to get school of choice here.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school because their is no bullies. If bullies are found in this school they are quickly suspended. The teachers encourage me and if you need help withb your life they bring your soul up. I am a student who just graduated from sixth and started this school since kindergarten. i loved the teachers like my family. I was a child who hated school and study but they taught me how lucky i was and how i should appreciate what i have got until its all gone. i would approve this place is good for any kid any age

  • (3 years ago)

    This school used to be exemplary in all aspects and I used to be very proud of the fact that my child was attending this school. However recently the office staff have gone really bad. I know the good old principal is still holding things together but the staffs are ruining the school image. They are the rudest the most unprofessional people I have ever seen. What a pompous stuckup they are. They must know their school is one of the most highly sought after and they are taking advantage of their school status by treating parents like dirt. Sheriffs Station treat people with better manners and more politeness and this is an elementary school for crying out loud ! Can you believe they are the sole reason I even considered moving my child to another school? They are that bad !!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school because of the wonderful educational staff and support that each student recieves. I also received my education at cerritos Elementary. I wanted my children to experience the same kind of great experience that I received growing up.

  • (3 years ago)

    GREAT TEACHERS & EXCELLENT PROGRAMS!

  • (3 years ago)

    Cerritos Elementary School is a top 10% school in the state of California. It ranks number one in the elementary Academic Performance Index(API) for the ABC Unified School District. All of this relates to excellent teaching in the classroom parents that value education and children who are learning the decilpines involved in learning. The team working together makes this sucess happen.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teacher are really wonderful. most of the parents really support their kids by volunteer their time for school in any activities

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is completing his first year at Cerritos. I think the teachers and staff are really caring and give the children top quality education. The principal is very proud of his school as he should be. They work very hard to make Cerritos Elementary one of the best schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter came in the middle of Kindergarten as we out of district. But everyone was very welcoming and helped make it a great transition. The principal staff teachers and students all produce a very warm inviting and friendly environment. The parent participation is very high in fact to save several programs we raised all the monies needed in 1 month. There are a lot of extracurricular activities after school. So far we are very happy and look forward to 1st grade.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the best school among all the elementary schools in ABC school district. I did my research and visited all the top shcools in the area before I made my decision to send my kid to CES. This school provides high quality of education and enrichment programs. The students are happy and confident. The staff is amazing.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is full of awesome and smart people. i like it because kids get to make many friends. Many people from here go to Whitney High School. im a professor from princeton university

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is amazing! The parents students teachers are all working together in order to achieve their success.

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