School Details

Cerritos High School

12500 East 183rd Street., Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 926-5566
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2190 students 23 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Abc Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cerritos High School is a public high school in Cerritos. The principal of Cerritos High School is Janice Peterson, who can be contacted at janice.peterson@abcusd.k12.ca.us. 2,190 students attend Cerritos High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 6% of the Cerritos High School students have "limited English proficiency." 27% of the 2,190 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cerritos High School is 23:1. Tracy (Wilbur) High (Continuation) School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 7% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 10%
Asian 46% 29%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 20% 39%
Filipino 16% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 20684%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Unspecified 0.09% 4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 41%
Limited English proficiency 6% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I transferred to CHS ten years ago and i hated it. I had only one real friend for three years because it was very hard to make friends. The environment was boring and kids segregated themselves... The koreans with koreans the chinese speakers together the blacks near the front of the school etc. There were no interesting clubs and it was hard to meet creative people who didnt simply study like zombies or ex-gangsters. I went by the school and its gotten worse...they now have high fences that turn the place into a prison and there is no color anywhere! Even the school colors are drab and lifeless which just made me depressed. Plus the whole time I was there everyone had an inferiority complex because they didnt get into whitney and even the teachers imparted it. At that time most teachers were bitter & bad to mediocre and you couldnt change teachers easily. I think the science and math classes were better if not interesting but the english and history teachers were very meh. In fact most of the English teachers should've been fired because they couldn't and wouldn't teach. It is a big school and the staff dont have time to know the students. Poor kids!

  • (1 year ago)

    Racial issues and wasn't able to get in touch with teachers and staff but other than that it always in need for improvement

  • (1 year ago)

    Im a senior at Cerritos High and my grades have just gotten better this year unlike the other years.. Not enough contact with teacher/staff

  • (2 years ago)

    Well Judging from the reviews by the students of Cerritos High School I would be hesitant to send my child there. It seems very ironic that these kids are bragging about top-tier academics while using such seriously horrendous grammar.

  • (4 years ago)

    great academic prpgram together with extra cirricular activities

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is a Freshman at CHS. he was not happy at first as he did not have any freinds but after a couple of months he was on the baseball team and made freinds through sports and in class. he loves it there and I am very happy except for one of the teachers who has no concern for a studying as he is more concerned about being the coach to one of the sports. Thus he does not grade the students work for months on end and thus grades are seen to be so poor only because he does not update as need be. Today my husband has made a formal complaint about this teacher whom I hope is severely repremanded. We have no idea what our son's grade actually is as there are no grades to look at

  • (5 years ago)

    Personally I think Cerritos High School is a wonderful school. It's true that it might be hard to make friends or such if you are new but that is what it is like with any school. I had been an immigrant yet I have been able to adapt to so many things learn so much and grow. I honestly think learning as well as socializing comes from the student's will to actually try. The school's purpose is to nurture and help that grow. I think Cerritos High School does a WONDERFUL job at doing this.

  • (5 years ago)

    Personally sometimes I like the school and do not like the school. I will break down the sections of the school. Students-The students are nice but as a student that did not go to the ABC Unified Schools it is really hard to make friends. I do not know anybody at that school and I have been attending Cerritos High School for 3 years and I haven't been able to enjoy my social life over there. Not once I haven't been able to go to their social events. I can see the kids at Cerritos High lack meeting new people(not including people from the ABC school district) Teachers-The teachers are good at the school. Most of them are good and few of them are not good teachers. I can't really say anything about them except they won't really care about you. I wouldnt recommend this school if you're new to the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Cerritos high school is a very nice school.No wonder it is the most sought school district .The teachers are really nice and dedicated their response were quick and direct.Keep up the good job.I love Cerritos Teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    Cerritos high school is a top tear academic school who teaches the art of balancing school and athletics to create scholar athletes of all backgrounds.

  • (5 years ago)

    Cerritos High School is the best high school i ever been! people are so nice and generous here! Especially teachers! They are so funny! I love Cerritos High!

  • (5 years ago)

    Its the best school its smart and athletic

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a great learning environment which offers the students many many oportunities.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love my school cause the teachers are funny and the school itself have a funny atmosphere. People are nice and I feel everyone is maturing in this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Cerritos High School has great teachers that have helped many students get involved. CHS also has great leaders that are beyond spirited that help the entire student body get spirited for our athletics teams and our clubs.

  • (5 years ago)

    Cerritos has a very great academic program as well as decent sports programs with multiple CIF champions every year.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our activities and clubs on campus make Cerritos high fun. Not only do students stay dedicated focused and determined on a good letter grade they also leave room open to make this school shine with brilliance. CHS IS THEEEEEE GREATEST!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our school is one of the top rated school academically in California. Many parents would do anything in order for their kids to attend this school

  • (5 years ago)

    Cerritos High School has great teachers that have helped many students get involved. CHS also has great leaders that are beyond spirited that help the entire student body get spirited for our athletics teams and our clubs.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers care about their students and are great at teaching their subjects.

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