Cerritos Elementary

Summary:

Cerritos Elementary is a public elementary school in Anaheim, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade as part of the Savanna Elementary School District. The school has a diverse student population and has maintained a consistent 3-star rating from SchoolDigger over the past several years.

One key differentiator for Cerritos Elementary is its high chronic absenteeism rate, which has increased significantly from 4.2% in 2018-2019 to 20.5% in 2022-2023, notably higher than nearby schools like Hansen Elementary (22.8%) and Holder Elementary (20.1%). Academically, Cerritos Elementary's performance in English Language Arts and Mathematics is generally on par with or slightly below the district and state averages, but the school excels in Science, with 46.43% of students proficient or better in the 2022-2023 school year. Additionally, Cerritos Elementary has a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 55.22% to 73.41% over the past few years, significantly higher than nearby schools like Frank Vessels Elementary (37.6%) and Juliet Morris Elementary (37.63%).

While Cerritos Elementary's performance is generally on par with or slightly below the nearby schools within the Savanna Elementary District, it lags behind the higher-performing schools in the Cypress Elementary and Garden Grove Unified districts, such as Frank Vessels Elementary and Patton Elementary. The school's high chronic absenteeism rates and socioeconomically disadvantaged student population suggest that addressing these challenges could help Cerritos Elementary improve its overall educational outcomes.


Detail:

Public K-6

 3731 Cerritos
       Anaheim, CA  92804-4603


(714) 236-3830

District: Savanna Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
2107th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,285 Help


Students who attend Cerritos Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Orangeview Junior High
High:    Western High

Student/teacher ratio:  20.3 Help
Number of students:  346

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
47.7%
White:
21.4%
Asian:
21.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Cerritos Elementary ranks better than 64.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Savanna Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.58. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Cerritos Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Savanna Elementary School District. Student population at Cerritos Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (47.7%), White (21.4%), Asian (21.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 73.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Savanna Elementary School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cerritos Elementary is 20.3, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Savanna Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cerritos Elementary is $11,285, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Savanna Elementary School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cerritos Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Cerritos Elementary 2107th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Cerritos Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Savanna Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Savanna Elementary 467th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cerritos Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Cerritos Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 61.91 1635th 4809 66.0%
2005 62.80 1626th 4822 66.3%
2006 61.03 1695th 4818 64.8%
2007 61.40 1750th 5113 65.8%
2008 51.50 2292nd 5113 55.2%
2009 54.98 2191st 5193 57.8%
2010 54.39 2300th 5314 56.7%
2011 50.66 2563rd 5377 52.3%
2012 58.47 2127th 5390 60.5%
2013 68.30 1662nd 5530 69.9%
2015 51.66 2361st 5611 57.9%
2016 62.73 1872nd 5614 66.7%
2017 60.67 1983rd 5692 65.2%
2018 61.86 1961st 5662 65.4%
2019 51.74 2511th 5789 56.6%
2021 55.84 566th 1417 60.1%
2022 63.57 1869th 5883 68.2%
2023 58.58 2100th 5848 64.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Cerritos Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.81 307th 3246 90.5%
2019 53.97 1046th 3275 68.1%
2021 45.68 244th 602 59.5%
2022 70.55 477th 3311 85.6%
2023 79.04 284th 3240 91.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Cerritos Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 44.09 1074th 2416 55.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Cerritos Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.42 1109th 5084 78.2%
2019 50.47 2376th 5173 54.1%
2021 73.37 205th 1110 81.5%
2022 75.35 942nd 5264 82.1%
2023 67.91 1333rd 5355 75.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Cerritos Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.23 1645th 5413 69.6%
2019 54.13 2271st 5492 58.6%
2021 62.46 418th 1267 67.0%
2022 70.12 1520th 5635 73.0%
2023 66.70 1637th 5595 70.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Cerritos Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.52 996th 2128 53.2%
2019 44.22 1150th 2585 55.5%
2021 39.21 136th 293 53.6%
2022 54.44 708th 2227 68.2%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Cerritos Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 69.45 31st 130 76.2%
2023 37.27 89th 140 36.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Cerritos Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.12 2275th 5431 58.1%
2019 48.77 2516th 5510 54.3%
2021 47.53 594th 1272 53.3%
2022 55.99 2149th 5663 62.1%
2023 49.80 2448th 5627 56.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Cerritos Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.62 504th 1071 52.9%
2019 54.68 653rd 1149 43.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Cerritos Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.14 1436th 4830 70.3%
2019 46.13 2536th 4963 48.9%
2022 61.44 1554th 5084 69.4%
2023 60.35 1639th 5079 67.7%
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Rank History for White students at Cerritos Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.10 2235th 2737 18.3%
2019 16.26 2481st 2834 12.5%
2022 42.95 1658th 2726 39.2%
2023 25.91 2076th 2659 21.9%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Cerritos Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Cerritos Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 324 10 66 57 2 n/a n/a 0 459
1989 341 12 71 75 6 n/a n/a 0 505
1990 357 11 74 91 8 n/a n/a 0 541
1991 395 9 69 64 10 n/a n/a 0 547
1992 328 14 82 81 8 n/a n/a 0 513
1993 294 9 81 91 6 n/a n/a 0 481
1994 283 6 90 68 7 n/a n/a 0 454
1995 252 15 86 99 11 n/a n/a 0 463
1996 252 15 86 99 11 n/a n/a 0 463
1997 252 24 97 101 13 n/a n/a 0 487
1998 234 26 94 112 13 n/a n/a 0 479
1999 229 19 90 82 4 n/a n/a 45 469
2000 233 22 123 105 7 n/a n/a 16 506
2001 231 20 114 111 3 n/a n/a 21 500
2002 199 31 127 116 2 n/a n/a 9 484
2003 199 31 127 116 2 n/a n/a 9 484
2004 204 21 113 119 0 n/a n/a 14 471
2005 187 20 108 123 0 n/a n/a 16 454
2006 180 21 108 139 1 n/a n/a 25 474
2007 147 17 110 156 3 n/a n/a 19 452
2008 141 21 104 159 3 n/a n/a 0 428
2009 152 28 95 157 3 7 28 0 470
2010 189 21 108 163 3 5 25 0 514
2011 157 21 97 169 3 3 20 0 470
2012 152 22 102 188 1 3 25 0 493
2013 128 18 100 214 2 2 22 0 486
2014 123 16 107 242 1 3 17 0 509
2015 130 20 101 233 0 2 16 0 502
2016 123 15 100 228 2 2 24 0 494
2017 128 12 94 243 0 2 25 0 504
2018 117 9 100 240 0 3 25 0 494
2019 105 8 90 242 0 1 26 0 472
2020 100 6 82 207 0 3 29 0 427
2021 90 6 75 188 0 4 30 0 393
2022 85 5 69 187 0 1 29 0 376
2023 74 8 73 165 0 3 23 0 346

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Cerritos Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 459 23.0 19.9 n/a
1989 505 23.0 21.9 n/a
1990 541 23.0 23.5 n/a
1991 547 22.5 24.3 n/a
1992 513 22.9 22.4 18.3
1993 481 22.0 21.9 21.4
1994 454 21.5 21.1 20.7
1995 463 21.5 21.5 27.9
1996 463 21.5 21.5 27.9
1997 487 22.5 21.6 32.2
1998 479 22.0 21.8 30.5
1999 469 23.5 20.0 42.5
2000 506 24.0 21.1 31.2
2001 500 24.0 20.8 31.7
2002 484 25.0 19.4 29.3
2003 484 25.0 19.4 29.3
2004 471 23.0 20.5 31.7
2005 454 22.0 20.6 34.2
2006 474 20.0 23.7 35.4
2007 452 19.0 23.8 41.6
2008 428 22.0 19.5 42.1
2009 470 23.0 18.8 40.4
2010 514 22.0 23.3 40.7
2011 470 n/a n/a 46.6
2012 493 21.0 23.4 n/a
2013 486 21.0 23.1 52.9
2014 509 20.0 25.4 53.2
2015 502 22.0 22.8 56.8
2016 494 22.0 22.4 56.1
2017 504 23.0 21.9 56.5
2018 494 20.5 24.0 64.6
2019 472 21.0 22.4 60.2
2020 427 n/a n/a 57.8
2021 393 17.0 23.1 55.2
2022 376 19.0 19.7 75
2023 346 17.0 20.3 73.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Cerritos Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 459 23.0 19.9 n/a
1989 505 23.0 21.9 n/a
1990 541 23.0 23.5 n/a
1991 547 22.5 24.3 n/a
1992 513 22.9 22.4 18.3
1993 481 22.0 21.9 21.4
1994 454 21.5 21.1 20.7
1995 463 21.5 21.5 27.9
1996 463 21.5 21.5 27.9
1997 487 22.5 21.6 32.2
1998 479 22.0 21.8 30.5
1999 469 23.5 20.0 42.5
2000 506 24.0 21.1 31.2
2001 500 24.0 20.8 31.7
2002 484 25.0 19.4 29.3
2003 484 25.0 19.4 29.3
2004 471 23.0 20.5 31.7
2005 454 22.0 20.6 34.2
2006 474 20.0 23.7 35.4
2007 452 19.0 23.8 41.6
2008 428 22.0 19.5 42.1
2009 470 23.0 18.8 40.4
2010 514 22.0 23.3 40.7
2011 470 n/a n/a 46.6
2012 493 21.0 23.4 n/a
2013 486 21.0 23.1 52.9
2014 509 20.0 25.4 53.2
2015 502 22.0 22.8 56.8
2016 494 22.0 22.4 56.1
2017 504 23.0 21.9 56.5
2018 494 20.5 24.0 64.6
2019 472 21.0 22.4 60.2
2020 427 n/a n/a 57.8
2021 393 17.0 23.1 55.2
2022 376 19.0 19.7 75
2023 346 17.0 20.3 73.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Cerritos Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201281.0%4.0%0.0%15.0%87.0%92.0%94.0%85.0%85.0%
201390.0%0.0%0.0%10.0%93.0%100.0%99.0%90.0%91.0%
201481.0%0.0%0.0%19.0%85.0%98.0%98.0%81.0%86.0%
201582.0%1.0%0.0%17.0%92.0%97.0%97.0%83.0%83.0%
201690.0%0.0%0.0%10.0%92.0%96.0%96.0%92.0%91.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201890.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%94.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%93.0%90.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202096.7%0.0%0.0%96.7%96.7%96.7%96.7%
202182.4%0.0%2.4%92.9%84.7%94.1%95.3%
202292.7%0.0%0.0%96.4%96.4%96.4%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Cerritos Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,285

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Cerritos Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2511th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2100th of 5848 Elementary schools
 7.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cerritos Elementary)46.643.5
 3.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Savanna Elementary)48.346.2
 2.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Cerritos Elementary)4645.7
 0.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Savanna Elementary)50.548.1
 2.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cerritos Elementary)48.438.5
 9.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Savanna Elementary)45.944.6
 1.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Cerritos Elementary)41.944.2
 2.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Savanna Elementary)47.940.7
 7.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cerritos Elementary)44.353.6
 9.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Savanna Elementary)50.654.1
 3.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Cerritos Elementary)34.248.2
 14%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Savanna Elementary)37.344.4
 7.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Cerritos Elementary)36.746.4
 9.7%
   5th Grade Science (Savanna Elementary)35.439.7
 4.3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cerritos Elementary)53.247.3
 6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Savanna Elementary)5750.2
 6.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Cerritos Elementary)5025
 25%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Savanna Elementary)46.738.8
 8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students472346
 26.7%
African American88
American Indian00
Asian9073
 18.9%
Hispanic242165
 31.8%
Pacific Islander13
 200%
White10574
 29.5%
Two or More Races2623
 11.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients60.2%73.4%
 13.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Cerritos Elementary

Students at Cerritos Elementary are 48% Hispanic, 21% White, 21% Asian, 7% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Cerritos Elementary ranks 2107th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 346 students attended Cerritos Elementary.

Students who attend Cerritos Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Orangeview Junior High
High : Western High


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