PROFICIENCY 48% 25% higher than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #14 of 30 in ABC Unified
  • Ranked #14 of 18 in Cerritos
  • Ranked #2514 of 10298 in California
Proficiency Averages
51%ABC Unified

Gahr (richard) High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "ABC Unified" in Cerritos, CA. There are a total of 1,998 students and 81 teachers at Gahr (richard) High, for a student to teacher ratio of 25 to 1. There are a total of 757 free lunch students and 229 reduced lunch students.

Gahr (richard) High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 47.5%, which is 25% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio25:1
Free lunch757
Reduced lunch229


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment534
Taking some courses438
Taking some courses (not tests)95
Passing some courses323
Passing no courses103

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Gahr (richard) High, there are a total of 534 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 438 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School35%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School60%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Gahr (richard) High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 7.9% 7.1% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 15.2% 8.9% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 29.4% 34.7% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 44.2% 44.0% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.2% 0.3% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.0% 2.0% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.1% 2.9% 3.1% 3.1%

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Cerritos demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)8,60623291
Median age38.336.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)55%52%55%
Speak English65%56%79%
Speak Spanish19%29%13%

Education level achieved in Cerritos

Completed 8th grade87.5%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school86.7%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college66.4%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.4%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters8.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.6%1.3%
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