Welcome to Cerritos

Greetings Cerritos High School Community:

While I’m excited to be starting my fourth year (hey, I’m a Senior!) here at Cerritos High School, I wonder how it will be possible to top our accomplishments from last year: our Regiment of Gold’s fourth straight State Band Championship (this time, at the 3A level), our Model United Nations Team earning four of the highest “Delegation” awards in their competitions, another National Title for our Dance Drill Team, ten Suburban League titles, and two C.I.F. Runner Up plaques! Of course, my fondest moments will always be my daily interactions with the most considerate, helpful, and caring students I have ever encountered. As I continually boast, Cerritos High School is a special place where kindness and respectfulness permeate the entire campus. It’s something that we’ve identified as The Cerritos Way. I am convinced that you won’t find better students anywhere!

Cerritos High School takes pride in educating the “whole child”. Beyond our stellar academic reputation (U.S News and World Report ranks CHS 92nd out of 4500 high schools in California), we emphasize another “3 R’s” that form the foundation of The Cerritos Way: CHS students are READY (at school and on time every day), RESPECTFUL (caring, cooperative, and compassionate), and REAL (honest in their personal and academic pursuits). At Cerritos High School, we know that students who commit to our “3 R’s” will assuredly become the best that they can be—academically and socially.

As I enter into my “senior” year, I look forward to supporting our students in the classroom, on the athletic field, and on the stage. That being said, I encourage all of our students to enrich the short time you have here by getting more involved in the many amazing teams, clubs, and organizations we have on campus. Research validates that “involved” students are more successful academically. Besides, by getting involved, you will empower yourself to make Cerritos High School even better. As for the 2017-18 school year, I am certain we will embark upon another great year of exceptional Academics, Activities, Arts, and Athletics! Because it is…The Cerritos Way!

Let’s Go Dons!

Pat Walker

926-5566 X 21802