Gretchen Whitney High School

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16800 Shoemaker Ave

Cerritos, CA 90703

(562) 926-5566

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Grades: 7 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 1,025

Students Per Teacher: 23

Parent Reviews

51 Parent Reviews for Gretchen Whitney High School

My daughter went to this chool. Academically it prepared her to become a doctor. She learned a lot in this school. Children graduated from thsi school can go in any college and they do well.

Posted by a parent on 04/23/13

I went to this school almost a decade ago. The school provided a motivating environment but it placed too strong of an emphasis on test-taking over other skills such as critical thinking. The trend toward the end of my time there was to cut classes and programs for students, which is sad because students ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/26/13

This is the best school in the whole wide world. Those people that think it's bad go take a look at it. You guys don't know nothing. Whitney has a high HPI score that means they have good teachers.

Posted by a other on 12/26/12

Those who say bad things about the teachers here know nothing. As a student, I can say that our school has better teachers than you'll find anywhere else. They're very interactive with their students and do more than just educate us--they provide us with the guidance we need to get through school and, ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 12/21/12

i am currently a student at WHS, and I have to say that it DEFINITELY is not easy. plus, because you are competing with other HIGHLY intelligent students, so if you rank, let's say, 30th at WHS, you'd probably be in the top 10 at another high school. Therefore, when you apply for college, you probably ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/02/12

The teachers are terrible. This school has a high API, but that doesn't necessarily mean it has good quality teachers and quality education. The workload is unbearable. Just because the name is Whitney doesn't mean it is a good school. TEACHERS DON'T EVEN MAKE AN EFFORT TO EXPLAIN A CONCEPT TWICE IF ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/28/12

Graduated from here- and of all my family friends/ cousins/ anyone else in my life that was going to highschool at the same time ( 1999-2004) , I had the best experience. oh and i got into ucla just fine.

Posted by a other on 04/21/11

Sure it's an academically oriented college PREP high school, but by attending Whitney, that student has a lower chance of getting into top-notch colleges like UCLA and such, given the fact that that student is competing with other highly intelligent students within the class. This high school is basically ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/10/11

4 Reasons Why Whitney Can do Better. The teachers are not great. They are usually inexperienced and lack professionalism. They like to say "we won't take your hand and walk you through it" but essentially they create a distance from themselves and their students' successes. The program does not prepare ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/29/11

High academic achievement & caring faculty.

Posted by a parent on 04/19/10

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Test scores for Gretchen Whitney High School

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Test Year: 2012
Gretchen Whitney High School
Abc Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Cerritos schools — Gretchen Whitney High School is located at 16800 Shoemaker Ave, Cerritos CA 90703. 16800 Shoemaker Ave is in the 90703 ZIP code in Cerritos, CA The school district for Gretchen Whitney High School is the Abc Unified School District. Gretchen Whitney High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 7 - 12.
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