School Details

Cerritos Elementary School

120 East Cerritos Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 244-7207
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 427 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

52%
72%
56%
72%
79%
65%

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
  • Glendale Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
58%
46%
76%
77%
66%

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
  • Glendale Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
80%
65%
96%
85%
72%

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
  • Glendale Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
76%
60%
88%
81%
65%
72%
72%
57%

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
  • Glendale Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
77%
60%
82%
69%
55%

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
  • Glendale Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cerritos Elementary School is a public elementary school in Glendale. The principal of Cerritos Elementary School is Cynthia McCarty, who can be contacted at cmccarty@gusd.net. 427 students go to Cerritos Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Unspecified; and Black, non-Hispanic. 45% of the Cerritos Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 84% of the 427 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cerritos Elementary School is 20:1. Atwater Avenue Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 68% 21%
Unspecified 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 55%
Filipino 14% 6%
Asian 14% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.09%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 26187%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 43%
Limited English proficiency 45% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I'm so grateful my daughter came to this school she did preschool thru 6th grade awesome teachers and so is the principal!

  • (4 years ago)

    I AM VERY GRATEFULL MY SON STARTED SCHOOL HERE BACK IN OCTOBER. HE DID NOT KNOW HOW TO SPEAK ENGLISH OR HIS ABC OR HIS NUMBERS. NOW ITS JUNE AND HE KNOWS EVERYTHING I THANK THE PRE SCHOOL TEACHER FOR THAT

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is overwhelming ESL students and the early education suffers greatly. If you go to GUSD test scores you'll see how low their reading scores are because of this factor. I believe that teachers are doing the best they can given the circumstances but I think all the translation in Spanish hinders the students ability to learn in English.

  • (7 years ago)

    That school is great! They have lots of fun festivals like the international festival

  • (9 years ago)

    Over half of the kids are English Learners which means the school caters to these children. My son's first language is English so he suffered greatly in this school. He attended another public school for kindergarten and was doing first grade work in addition to his kindergarten work. When he was in first grade he was doing second grade work. For second grade he attended Cerritos and received average grades for his second grade work (doing no 3rd grade work at all) and started disrupting the class due to extreme boredom from having to wait for all the classroom instruction to be translated into Spanish. We decided to homeschool him instead and took him out of Cerritos. That was our best decision because now he is a B student.

  • (10 years ago)

    The gate program did not do anything this year i think the gate program should go to active and qualified teachers instead of admon personel. the gate program last year was the worst of the previous years they did nothing.

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