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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Cerritos High School is a top rated, public school located in Cerritos, CA. It has 2,186 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.

Cerritos High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1280
557 responses
Average ACT
29
156 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$99,528
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,284
National
$949
Median Home Value
$660,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.67 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.67 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 255 responses
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  • Dances
    16%
  • Grad night
    14%
  • Spirit Events
    13%
  • Rallies
    12%
  • Basketball
    10%
  • Rivalries
    9%
  • 4th period assemblies
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,186
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.68 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.68 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.68 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,261
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.82 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.82 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.82 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,241/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.93 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.93 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.92 responses
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Cerritos High School Reviews

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Entering high school was terrifying to me. As a person who has anxiety, high school was something unfamiliar. However, during my first few days starting school, it wasn’t as nerve-racking as I thought. My biology teacher made me feel welcomed, talking to me and making me feel comfortable. Along the way, I met an amazing group of friends.
Furthermore, every staff member I encountered was so caring towards the students. They wanted to help in any way they could.
In addition, our school offers many career pathways. There’s many hands-on activities which helps students get a head start on their career. Also, it helps students figure out what they would like to study in.
However, the only request I have for Cerritos High School are the bathrooms, especially for the girls. There was always a crazy amount of girls waiting in line to use the restroom. Also, the toilet paper and the soap would be empty for days. Besides the bathrooms, Cerritos High School was a great experience for me!
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The school is very open and accepting, with several diverse opportunities and career programs. There are a lot of clubs, electives, and a very welcoming environment. The principal, in particular, is especially cheerful and rousing of school spirit. Most of the sports clubs are doing well, and the band often ranks among the highest in competitions. Some teachers could do with adjustments to their coursework and/or lesson plans, and perhaps better enforce anti-littering policies, but overall it's a great school to attend.
CHS provided a great academic base for college; there are many AP classes offered and the Maths department (specifically Calculus) is strong. The majority of teachers are helpful and wish to see you succeed, though naturally there's always those few teachers whom upperclassmen would advise you to avoid. That said, there are many inspiring teachers who greatly influenced me to become the person I am today and have spurred my academic and mental growth.