ABC Unified School District

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ABC Unified School District
ABC USD Logo.png
Cerritos, California
Southeastern Los Angeles County
District information
Type Public
Grades K-12 and Adult School
Established 1965
Superintendent Dr. Mary Sieu
Schools 30
Other information

The ABC Unified School District is a school district that is based in Cerritos, California, United States.

ABCUSD serves the cities of Artesia, most of Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, the portion of Lakewood east of the San Gabriel River, as well as tiny portions of Long Beach, Norwalk, and La Mirada (the ABC portion of La Mirada contains only business areas, no residents).[1][2][3]

"ABC" stands for Artesia (founded in 1875), Bloomfield and Carmenita (founded in 1902), three districts which were unified in 1965.[4][5]

List of schools[edit]

Adult schools[edit]

ABC Adult School ABC Adult School is a public local adult school, established by the ABC Unified School District and headquartered in Cerritos, California. The mission of the ABC Adult School is: To improve the quality of life by providing our diverse community with meaningful opportunities to fulfill personal, educational and workplace goals through lifelong learning. ABCAS has been in the business of providing relevant occupational training for high school and adult students since its inception over 50 years ago. Adult School is celebrating 50 years of quality adult education in 2015 along with the ABC Unified School District.

Continuation schools[edit]

7-12 schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Carmenita Middle School (Cerritos)
  • Fedde Middle School (Hawaiian Gardens)
  • Haskell Middle School (Cerritos)
  • (Faye) Ross Middle School (Artesia)
  • Tetzlaff Middle School (Cerritos)

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Aloha Health Medical Academy (Lakewood) -
  • Bloomfield Elementary School (Hawaiian Gardens) (closed in the 1980s)[1]
  • Bragg Elementary School (Cerritos)
  • Burbank Elementary School (Artesia)
  • Cabrillo Lane Elementary School (Cerritos) (Closed)
  • Carver Elementary School (Cerritos)
  • Cerritos Elementary School (Cerritos)
  • Elliott Elementary School (Artesia)
  • Furgeson Elementary School (Hawaiian Gardens)
  • Gonsalves Elementary School (Cerritos)
  • Hawaiian Elementary School (Hawaiian Gardens)
  • Juarez Elementary School (Cerritos)
  • Kennedy Elementary School (Artesia)
  • Frank Leal Elementary School (Cerritos)
  • Melbourne Elementary School (Lakewood) (Cerritos)
  • Niemes Elementary School (Artesia)
  • Nixon Elementary School (Cerritos)
  • Palms Elementary School (Lakewood)
  • Stowers Elementary School (Cerritos)
  • Willow Elementary School (Lakewood)
  • Helen Wittmann Elementary School (Cerritos)

The Unite Show[edit]

The Unite Show is a district show based on themes of The Tonight Show that shows students, parents, and faculty the events around the ABC Unified School District. The Unite Show first premiered on May 9, 2006, on local Cerritos cable channel 6, Artesia RTA, as well as with Time Warner Cable local Public-access television cable TV channels in Lakewood, La Palma and Cypress. The Unite Show is a proud partner with the ABC Unified District Council PTA to bring The Unite Show to a greater ABC audience. The show was created by Colin Sprigg, Director of IT and Greg Porter, Television Production teacher at Tetzlaff Middle School, with Faye Ross Middle School schoolteacher Jim Keating hosting and Carmenita Middle School teacher Alan Hallback co-hosting. The Unite Show became a recipient of the Golden Bell Award in 2008, which is given to schools or other programs by the California School Boards Association for exemplary programs which focus on curriculum and instruction. The show is made possible by the overwhelming number of volunteer students, parents and district staff who contribute each month to the production of the show.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ABC Unified School District Elementary School Attendance Zones Archived September 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.." ABC Unified School District. January 2006.
  2. ^ "ABC Unified School District Middle School Attendance Zones Archived September 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.." ABC Unified School District. January 2006.
  3. ^ "ABC Unified School District High School Attendance Zones Archived September 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.." ABC Unified School District. May 2010.
  4. ^ "History/Info Archived May 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.." ABC Unified School District. Retrieved on September 27, 2009.
  5. ^ "A Pictorial History of Our Community Archived August 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.." ABC Unified School District. December 2001.
  6. ^ Unite Show Webpage on the ABCUSD website Archived October 26, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

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