Valley Christian High School (Cerritos, California)

Valley Christian High School (Cerritos, California)

Valley Christian High School
17700 Dumont Ave
Cerritos, California, Los Angeles County, 90703
United States
School type Private, Christian
Motto Equip & Inspire
Religious affiliation(s) Christian
Denomination Protestant
Founded 1935
NCES School ID BB060123
Grades 9-12
Gender coeducational
Enrollment 600 (2014-15)
Average class size 21 students
Area 33 acres
Campus type small city
Color(s) Maroon and Gold
Athletics conference Olympic League
Team name Crusaders
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Annual tuition 11,640 (9-11)
11,880 (12)
Affiliation Christian Schools International (CSI)
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

Valley Christian High School (VCHS) is a private Christian high school located in Cerritos, California. It is one of the largest in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. It was founded in 1935 and is part of the Valley Christian Schools, a preschool-12 school system with 5 campuses (2 preschool, elementary, middle and high school) enrolling more than 1200 students. In 2011, during its accreditation review, it again received the highest degree of commendation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.[1][2] Valley Christian Schools is a member of Christian Schools International (CSI) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).


97% of VCHS graduates continue on to college.[3] VCHS graduates who are accepted to University of California schools have the highest SAT scores of any Protestant, Catholic, or Lutheran high school in L.A. and Orange County.[4][5]

In 2013 VCHS students had an 81% pass rate (3 or higher) on AP exams compared to a National average of 58%.[6]

Valley Christian offers 20 AP and Honors courses.[3]


Valley Christian is current a member of the Olympic League of the CIF Southern Section. VCHS teams have won 200 league championships, 30 CIF state titles, (and another 3 state runner ups).[3] In 2011 the soccer team was ranked by USA Today as the #1 team in America.[7] Nearly 60% of students participate in school athletics. The Girls Volleyball has won a national championship.[8]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "About VCS". Valley Christian Schools. Retrieved on 2008-12-23
  2. ^ Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). "Valley Christian High School". Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Retrieved on 2008-12-23
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  6. ^ "VCHS Excels at Academics". Valley Christian Schools. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
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External links

  • Valley Christian High School website