Cerritos High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District ABC Unified
Type Public
 Phone (562)926-5566
 Location 12500 E. 183Rd St..
Cerritos, CA 90703
Charter School No

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.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific62.4%1,358
Native American Indian0.1%2
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.5%11
Two or more races2.3%51

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 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

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 117th in California

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
Girls55% to 59%*80% to 84%*
Boys55% to 59%*70% to 74%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander66%80%
Black30% to 39%*60% to 69%*
Hispanic40% to 44%*70% to 74%*
Multiracialless than 50%*50% or more*
White40% to 49%*60% to 69%*
With Disabilites21% to 39%*21% to 39%*
Limited English21% to 39%*20% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Cerritos High students in 2016 was 1179.

College Admission Test Participation

6 out of 10

Rank: 379th in California

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

10 out of 10

Rank: 34th in California

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 state median of 55 percent.

School State
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

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate15%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate16%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate15%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.2%4
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.1%2

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.2%4
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.4%30


Cerritos High
12500 E. 183Rd St..
Cerritos, CA

10 out of 10 1


ABC Unified
Cerritos, CA