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9-12
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Cerritos, CA
Students enrolled: 2,190

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12500 East 183rd Street.
Cerritos, CA 90703

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(562) 926-5566
(562) 924-3187
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July 01, 2014
I transferred to CHS ten years ago and i hated it. I had only one real friend for three years because it was very hard to make friends. The environment was boring, and kids segregated themselves... The koreans with koreans, the chinese speakers together, the blacks near the front of the school, etc. There were no interesting clubs, and it was hard to meet creative people who didnt simply study like zombies, or ex-gangsters. I went by the school and its gotten worse...they now have high fences that turn the place into a prison, and there is no color anywhere! Even the school colors are drab and lifeless, which just made me depressed. Plus the whole time I was there everyone had an inferiority complex because they didnt get into whitney, and even the teachers imparted it. At that time most teachers were bitter & bad to mediocre, and you couldnt change teachers easily. I think the science and math classes were better, if not interesting, but the english and history teachers were very meh. In fact most of the English teachers should've been fired, because they couldn't and wouldn't teach. It is a big school and the staff dont have time to know the students. Poor kids!

- submitted by a student
June 18, 2013
Im a senior at Cerritos High and my grades have just gotten better this year unlike the other years.. Not enough contact with teacher/staff

- submitted by a student
June 18, 2013
Racial issues and wasn't able to get in touch with teachers and staff but other than that it always in need for improvement

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2012
Well, Judging from the reviews by the students of Cerritos High School, I would be hesitant to send my child there. It seems very ironic that these kids are bragging about top-tier academics ,while using such seriously horrendous grammar.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2010
great academic prpgram together with extra cirricular activities

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2010
My son is a Freshman at CHS. he was not happy at first as he did not have any freinds but after a couple of months, he was on the baseball team and made freinds through sports and in class. he loves it there and I am very happy, except for one of the teachers, who has no concern for a studying, as he is more concerned about being the coach to one of the sports. Thus he does not grade the students work, for months on end, and thus grades are seen to be so poor, only because he does not update as need be. Today my husband has made a formal complaint about this teacher, whom I hope is severely repremanded. We have no idea what our son's grade actually is as there are no grades to look at

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2010
Personally, I think Cerritos High School is a wonderful school. It's true that it might be hard to make friends or such, if you are new, but that is what it is like with any school. I had been an immigrant, yet I have been able to adapt to so many things, learn so much, and grow. I honestly think learning, as well as socializing, comes from the student's will to actually try. The school's purpose is to nurture and help that grow. I think Cerritos High School does a WONDERFUL job at doing this.

- submitted by a student
December 01, 2009
Personally, sometimes I like the school and do not like the school. I will break down the sections of the school. Students-The students are nice, but as a student that did not go to the ABC Unified Schools, it is really hard to make friends. I do not know anybody at that school and I have been attending Cerritos High School for 3 years and I haven't been able to enjoy my social life over there. Not once I haven't been able to go to their social events. I can see the kids at Cerritos High lack meeting new people(not including people from the ABC school district) Teachers-The teachers are good at the school. Most of them are good and few of them are not good teachers. I can't really say anything about them except they won't really care about you. I wouldnt recommend this school if you're new to the school.

- submitted by a student
November 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
Cerritos high school is a very nice school.No wonder it is the most sought school district .The teachers are really nice and dedicated,their response were quick and direct.Keep up the good job.I love Cerritos Teachers.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
Cerritos high school is a top tear academic school who teaches the art of balancing school and athletics to create scholar athletes of all backgrounds.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 02, 2009
Cerritos High School is the best high school i ever been! people are so nice and generous here! Especially teachers! They are so funny! I love Cerritos High!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
Its the best school its smart and athletic

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2009
It's a great learning environment, which offers the students many many oportunities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Cerritos High School has great teachers that have helped many students get involved. CHS also has great leaders that are beyond spirited that help the entire student body get spirited for our athletics teams and our clubs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Cerritos has a very great academic program as well as decent sports programs with multiple CIF champions every year.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 20, 2009
I love my school cause the teachers are funny and the school itself have a funny atmosphere. People are nice and I feel everyone is maturing in this school.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 19, 2009
Our activities and clubs on campus make Cerritos high fun. Not only do students stay dedicated, focused, and determined on a good letter grade, they also leave room open to make this school shine with brilliance. CHS IS THEEEEEE GREATEST!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 19, 2009
Cerritos High School has great teachers that have helped many students get involved. CHS also has great leaders that are beyond spirited that help the entire student body get spirited for our athletics teams and our clubs.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 19, 2009
Our school is one of the top rated school academically in California. Many parents would do anything in order for their kids to attend this school

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
My school Cerritos is the best school of all time. Any body would be lucky to go there. The teachers there are helpful and want the students to graduate and have a better life for themselves. They are always pushing us the students to our limits so that we can succeed in school. They are always encouraging us to do better. The counselors there are there to help you figure things out 24/7. Everybody there is sometimes nice. The school is clean and neat. They try their best to tell the students to clean up after themselves. Cerritos has a good sports team and they are always looking for new people and trying to figure out how to improve people. The school is the best but there's always room for improvement needed.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 18, 2009
Cerritos High School does a lot to help the community with clubs and it's academic level is high which helps for applying to colleges

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
Cerritos high is great because it has great teachers and great students that LOVE to learn new things and help out around school. The academics, sports, and clubs are fantastic.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 18, 2009
I love cerritos high because of the diversity of the school and the talents we have.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
Teachers care about their students and are great at teaching their subjects.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 17, 2009
We have great students who got talent in everything: dance, singing, drama, sports, cheering, etc. We got everything a proud school needs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
The teachers at Cerritos Hs. are great, they make you feel really welcomed everyday you walk through their classroom door. There are a lot of clubs at our school. Our school has a lot of sports that students can join, the coaches are great. Pretty much every sport we have at our school has won CIF.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
The teachers at CHS really helps students learn and understand how it's really like out there in the world.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 16, 2009
the sports, the students, the teachers....basically everything is wonderful!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 16, 2009
This school seems pretty top-notch, but the main reason I believe that CHS is the best is because of the students. Sure most of them only have their mind set on acedemics, but it's just nice to have a friend group like mine where you can just be yourself.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 16, 2009
Cerritos High School is just a very peaceful environment. The student body is very diverse and the teachers are great. I cannot describe how fortunate I am to be going to school here are Cerritos.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 16, 2009
I love this school because everyone is actually willing to study and teachrs are willing to teach.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 16, 2009
Cerritos is such a great school! the teachers really take their time to make sure we learn and because of that we are SMART! :]

- submitted by a student
no rating October 15, 2009
Cerritos High School kids have great school spirit & strive for academic excellence!!! It is a great place to work!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 15, 2009
Its very diverse, we have a lot of challenging classes and activities. Even though its a lot of work we have a lot of fun during lunch and break.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 15, 2009
The teachers are great and the education is good (= Everyone's really nice.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 15, 2009
great teachers! students are very ambitious

- submitted by a student
no rating October 15, 2009
Cerritos High School has the nicest community of any high school I've ever seen. The student body is so passionate about school and the spirit can overpower that of any other school's. Each student takes pride as a student and you can see that in our high test scores.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 15, 2009
Because Cerritos high is very supportive of their students

- submitted by a student
no rating October 15, 2009
It offers a number of clubs and we can get down doin nearly anythin and it'll be a school activity.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 15, 2009
Cerritos High School is awesome! The students work hard and the teachers are a great help! This school has a safe environment and all the staff are very loving!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
Cerritos high school is the best because everyone if nice and there are many activities to do during snack, lunch, and even class! It is a nice environment to be around and it has a really good educational program.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 15, 2009
It is a school that care. The teachers there are great you can always talk to them for anything and they always make sure they are helping as much as possible. The counselors also provide great advice whether it be for life or school.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 15, 2009
I love how much school spirit our school has. Every grade level participates in activities at our school. By far the best school in California!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
It has great teachers and im proud to be a DON!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 15, 2009
Awesome teachers that prepare you well, students that care about grades as much as you do... Awesome Robotics club... What more can you ask for?!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
The teachers are awesome!!!! (at least for the honors and AP classes)

- submitted by a student
no rating October 15, 2009
Cerritos High School is a good school within the ABCUSD School District, and it challenges people to work not only at the pace that the teacher sets for them, but to create students' own paces to achieve goals. It is a relatively safe environment, if boring at times. The students are courteous and kind to others in respect to learning. :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
most of the teachers are awesome.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 15, 2009
Its the best school every, high API scores, awesome administration/teachers/student body, and we all work together as a family to make this school bettter!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
It's a great place if you want a good education! All the students word hard and there's a lot of great opportunities to participate in the school.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 15, 2009
My school strives for excellence:] whether in our schoolwork, athletics, or on campus activities. Our school is the best and needs money to help our students pay for new textbooks and lockers!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 13, 2009
Cerritos High School is a great school because the staff in very optimistic and is always looking out for you. If you ever need help with anything, we have one of the friendliest staff,

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2009
Cerritos High School is a great school because it gives the students a lot of oppurtunities to make a difference in their future. They have many programs that fill each and every student's needs for a high school.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 11, 2009
Cerritos High School is a great school because it gives the students a lot of oppurtunities to make a difference in their future. They have many programs that fill each and every student's needs for a high school.

- submitted by a student
October 10, 2009
i luv chs for the awesome teachers, beautiful campus, n the super chill students :)

- submitted by a student
October 08, 2009
Cerritos High School is a wholesome school that makes me feel like part of a big family.

- submitted by a student
October 08, 2009
Our school is soo awesome! everyone here is soo nice and the teachers are great....we also have a very good education system!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 08, 2009
There are alot of activites here and the people at this school are exceptionally nice! Even though we don't win football games, it's the great spirit that counts!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 08, 2009
Great test scores and high API

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
We excellent programs, caring teachers, hardworking asb, and ambitious students. We also rank highly in many sports such as water polo and basketball.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
Cerritos is high in academics and is considered a top distinguished school. Seems like everyone wants to go to Cerritos!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 05, 2009
Our students are just amazing. They are eager to learn and there is a great diversity here and the students embrace it. They get involved whether its sports, community service or getting involved here on campus. It's a great environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Excellent students. High API and Test Scores. Community volunteers. Model Citizens. Celebrates diversity!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
It is the best school, diverse and united. The student have the opportunity to do volunteer work and still have time to participate in school activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
I love CHS because the students are amazing. They all seem to enjoy learning and being involved in school!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 05, 2009
API score of over 800. League champions in several sports. One of the top MUN programs in the state. High pass rate on the AP exam. Very involved student body and student government. Very involved PTSA which hosts their annual golf tournament

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Cerritos High School has Great Teachers and Students! It's one of the few academic public institutions left in America where High School Students are able to acquire higher learning thinking skills.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 05, 2009
Our student body is filled with enthusiastic and hard working students!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
We have great diversity and enthusiasm on our campus. The students and staff are hardworking and dedicated.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
The school has a wonderful student body and an amazing and committed faculty.

- submitted by a teacher
October 04, 2009
I absolutely love working with the dedicated students and Cerritos High. It is great to be able to teach and be challenged by the students.

- submitted by a teacher
October 04, 2009
I was a student there and I loved it so much that I am now a teacher there! The kids are great and the teachers really care! It is a wonderful place to work!

- submitted by a teacher
October 04, 2009
The teachers really care for the well-being and progress of the students, and are the hardest-working, most professional I have ever met. The students, with few or no exceptions, obviously want to learn and better themselves.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Cerritos has dedicated students, staff and parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
I'm a student at Cerritos and I think this school is great. Cerritos is ranked 2nd after Whitney High School in ABCUSD. They are part of Newsweek's Top 1000 High Schools. They have award-winning varsity sports teams.

- submitted by a student
September 16, 2009
Cerritos High School is a great hub for learning. There are many classes for variety of interests. Many of the teachers are really cool and they make the classes from monotonous to at least interesting. The student body puts on some pretty fun events like mix and match where students sign up for a free lunch with people they don't know. it's a great event to bring the school together. I really love the Cerritos High Drama Department. They put on fantastic shows and plays for the school throughout the year. I've participated in some of those shows and seen that students really enjoy it.

- submitted by a student
September 04, 2009
Probably one of the most ugly looking schools out there. Cerritos high school has a great variety of classes and teachers, but the Administration and Athletic department is very disappointing. The Vice Principal, Mr. Glass, is just terrible.

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May 31, 2009
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May 31, 2009
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November 19, 2008
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November 11, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
July 30, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
March 03, 2008
Cerritos is truly the most ideal high school. Although some teachers can be boring, overall all the teachers are great and very very very helpful when the student is troubled.MUN is the best experience a student can have and MUN has truly accelerated my public speeaking and writing skills beyond what i expected. Moreover, the relationship that you build with teachers (especially MUN teachers) are truly unique on this campus. All the counselors respect are extremely helpful, not just academically but also on a personal level. they treat students like friends and always meeting the needs of students and do things that best benefits the students. Althought atheletically, CHS is average, academically it is a really competitive environment with mostly great and respectful kids. i would recommend any parent this school.

- submitted by a student
December 05, 2007
I love CHS. It's a very tight knit school, and the programs and classes are wonderful. Mun has helped my speaking skills, and I'm proud to be a part of it.

- submitted by a student
November 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2007
Cerritos High is an amazing school. It's MUN program is one of the best in the nation; it has won many league championships in a variety of sports; the teachers are experienced and caring; the environment is diverse and spirited. Even as I transferred from CHS to another school, my teachers and counselor still care about me and help me whenever I ask through email. CHS completes the high school experience and even goes beyond. All events are well-organized and enjoyable. The students are highly ambitious and motivated, and the staff encourages them to accomplish more than just schoolwork. CHS makes you feel like you never want to graduate.

- submitted by a former student
no rating August 27, 2007
There are a handfull of good teachers in this school. The AP teachers tend to be much better than the regular teachers. They actually teach rather than give out busy work

- submitted by a student
July 29, 2007
I was disappointed with the teacher quality, extra-curricular activity, and counselor leadership. My son was transferred from one class to another without any explanation or concern from his counselor. My son never met his counselor, even though I requested he counsel my son regarding his class reassignment. The school is not concerned with sports activities. Some of the teachers are concerned. The school does not meet the needs of all students.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2007
Well rounded school offering many opportunities for students to find their talents. Safe environment and caring administration. A great place for teenagers to mature. We felt like we got a private school education in a public school.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2007
We have been very pleased with Cerritos High. Almost all teachers have been excellent and I have been very impressed with their counselors. Our experience is that they really listen to the students' and parents' and follow through. Our daughter's counselor, specifically, has always been there to meet her needs after listening - not just promote the counselor's own 'agenda' or perspective. She has also done well in facilitating student, teacher, parent issues/discussions. The only area where we've seen some need for improvement was the monitoring of school clubs. When our daughter signed up for some clubs it appeared that communication was weak regarding meetings, etc. in the clubs she was involved in. She soon lost interest as a new student with the clubs.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2007
I believe that Cerritos High School isn't great. The teachers are good, but the administration and athletic department is terrible.

- submitted by a teacher
January 19, 2007
I plan to move back to Cerritos simply because of how nice the community is, the school is definitely diverse. More so than most cities in and around the Los Angeles/OC Counties. Teachers are friendly, and most are helpful. Campus is large enough to give students mobility to move around, yet feel safe to roam freely on school grounds.

- submitted by a former student
December 28, 2006
Cerritos High School offers excellent academics and great extracurricular activities. Cerritos has a great music program, one of the best in California, and a very competitive sports program. Pride among the students is great, which creates a fun atmosphere. Despite it's lack of diversity, Cerritos serves as a second home to many culturally aware students. The students are some of the brightest around the city. Compared persistently to Whitney High School, Cerritos is just as good academically. However, Cerritos offers more activities including several sports, clubs, and a drumline. Overall, Cerritos is one of the best schools in ABC Unified School District.

- submitted by a former student
August 06, 2006
Not a very diverse school and a very boring crowd.

- submitted by a former student
January 20, 2006
Academic programs are quite good and varied, athletic programs are mediocre. Parental involvement is not as good as it should be.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2006
Excellent academic programs. Teachers are caring and well rounded.

- submitted by a student
November 25, 2005
Pretty good overall, although Whitney high school is far superior from an academic standpoint.

- submitted by a student
November 20, 2005
The school is not very diverse.

- submitted by a student
September 12, 2005
Very happy with the academic level of school. Can be very competitive. Large population of Korean students.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2005
It is one of the best schools in Cerritos. There are a variety of extracurricular activites in this school. There about a total of 2400 students in this school, so it's pretty much filled up. This school has no space for students whose parents don't live in this area. So, basically it's a competitive school to get into.

- submitted by a former student
July 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2005
Lots of opportunities for a student wanting to be successful in life.

- submitted by a student
June 04, 2005
The best high school in the district. My daughter went there for 4 years and truly benefited. She's now enrolled at a top UC school for the fall. Good programs, excellent teachers, great people.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 14, 2005
Great school. Great teachers.

- submitted by a former student
March 13, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
March 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2005
I think this is a great school. The teachers are great, supportive, and highly motivational. The schools provide terrific programs ranging from sports to club activities. They also have one of the top speech and debate (Model United Nations) program that I feel are intergral for all students. The CHS MUN program is among the top of Southern California. It gives students a terrific opportunity to gain invaluable public speaking skills, exposure to politics, and leadership advancement. There are just too good things to say about CHS. The staff is great and extremely helpful there as well.

- submitted by a former student
December 11, 2004
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 06, 2004
Despite high test scores, the negative peer pressure among the Asian students can be quite high ranging from smoking, to excessive measures of dress to afterschool/mid-weekend car racing. It's difficult to send a child to this school and not have parental competition via peer-pressure from many of the Asian students here. Perhaps this problem may be alleviated by integrating the school with other groups, but it would help if the school brought awareness to the students of the superficial social atmosphere on this campus.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2004
This school is by far a great school. However, it lacks the ability of letting kids be more free. The rules are strict, which might be a plus, however, it interfers with kids way of being themselves.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2004
Simply The Best School Ever..Excellent Sports..And Clubs...If only I went here when I was in High School....My Son loves it...Love The Special Ed Program

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January 07, 2004
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Cerritos High School
12500 East 183rd Street., Cerritos, CA  90703
(562) 926-5566
Last modified Cerritos High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cerritos High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 116 reviews. Top