Best High School in California#67
|Rating||9 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||ABC Unified|
|Location||12500 E. 183Rd St..
Cerritos, CA 90703
Cerritos High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 67th in the best public high schools in California.
The Cerritos High student body is primarily Asian Pacific with a sizeable Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.1%||2|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.5%||11|
|Two or more races||2.3%||51|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 13.6%
16.3% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Cerritos High students are largely upper income and rank 172nd in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California117th
Rating9 out of 10
Students at Cerritos High scored an average 67% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 10.1% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||55% to 59%*||80% to 84%*|
|Boys||55% to 59%*||70% to 74%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||66%||80%|
|Black||30% to 39%*||60% to 69%*|
|Hispanic||40% to 44%*||70% to 74%*|
|Multiracial||less than 50%*||50% or more*|
|White||40% to 49%*||60% to 69%*|
|With Disabilites||21% to 39%*||21% to 39%*|
|Limited English||21% to 39%*||20% or less*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1179
The average SAT score for Cerritos High students in 2016 was 1179.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT33%
Rank in California379th
Rating6 out of 10
364 out of 1,105 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (33%). College admission testing participation is slightly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 40% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate56%
AP Pass Rank in California34th
AP Pass Rate Rating10 out of 10
Cerritos High offers 5 AP courses. 56 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 99% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Cerritos High had 889 taking AP exams with a 805 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 96% percentile and significantly above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||91%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||56%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||12%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||13%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||35%|
|AP Courses Offered||5|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||15%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||16%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||15%|
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12500 E. 183Rd St..