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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Gahr High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Cerritos, CA. It has 2,019 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.

Gahr High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1110
339 responses
Average ACT
25
34 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$98,953
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,215
National
$949
Median Home Value
$638,600
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
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 108 responses
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  • School dances
    20%
  • Festivals and anything that involves good food
    19%
  • Football games
    17%
  • School Rallies/ Assemblies
    11%
  • Marching Band
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,019
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,261
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.69 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.69 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.69 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
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
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In general, Gahr High School in Cerritos California is an average high school. It actually hurts to say that this school is just average because it has so much potential. They have so many advanced placement and language classes that make students overwhelmed. The main reason why I said I rated this school three stars is because the teachers simply don't teach. Most teachers at this school are so unorganized and the head of the school allows the teachers to miss several days of school. When the teachers are absent, it holds back the students from learning material that they are passionate about. I wish this school was more considerate of all situations. They need to enforce their rules instead of letting several interesting behaviors.
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Gahr highschool's best quality is definitely the teachers of the school. Many of them in my experience are very hardworking and try their best to do right by their students. Especially for the honors and AP classes, the teachers are awesome. Even if a child may not be "suited" for higher classes, with these teachers it makes those classes very doable. On the downside, the culture is very "ratchet" and noisy. Too many kids have an attitude problem and are not welcoming. For all the diversity this school has, no one really embraces it. For people who seek to have a peaceful environment that allows them to focus on school, they'll join the rest of us who stay in classrooms all day.
In general, Gahr High School in Cerritos California is an average high school. It actually hurts to say that this school is just average because it has so much potential. They have so many advanced placement and language classes that make students overwhelmed. The main reason why I said I rated this school three stars is because the teachers simply don't teach. Most teachers at this school are so unorganized and the head of the school allows the teachers to miss several days of school. When the teachers are absent, it holds back the students from learning material that they are passionate about. I wish this school was more considerate of all situations. They need to enforce their rules instead of letting several interesting behaviors pass.