Whitney (Gretchen) High
Best High School in California#4
|Rating||10 out of 10|
|Grades||7th grade to 12th grade|
|School District||ABC Unified|
|Location||16800 Shoemaker Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
Whitney (Gretchen) 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 4th in the best public high schools in California.
The Whitney (Gretchen) High student body is mostly Asian Pacific with a smaller Hispanic population and has very low racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.3%||3|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.3%||3|
|Two or more races||1.6%||16|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 9%
11.8% 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, Whitney (Gretchen) High students are largely wealthy and rank 114th in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California2nd
Rating10 out of 10
Students at Whitney (Gretchen) High scored an average 96% 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 1.1% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||95% or more*||95% or more*|
|Boys||95% or more*||95% or more*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||99% or more*||98%|
|Black||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|Hispanic||80% to 84%*||85% to 89%*|
|Multiracial||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|White||80% or more*||80% or more*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1374
The average SAT score for Whitney (Gretchen) High students in 2016 was 1374.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT49%
Rank in California152nd
Rating8 out of 10
160 out of 325 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (49%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 17% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate102%
AP Pass Rank in California13th
AP Pass Rate Rating10 out of 10
Whitney (Gretchen) High offers 14 AP courses. 102 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 100% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Whitney (Gretchen) High had 498 taking AP exams with a 487 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 99% percentile and significantly above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||98%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||102%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||27%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||22%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||56%|
|AP Courses Offered||14|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||4%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||3%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||5%|
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Whitney (Gretchen) High
16800 Shoemaker Ave.