Wittmann Elementary School

16801 Yvette Avenue
Cerritos, CA 90703
Phone: (562) 926-1321

Helen Wittmann Elementary School is a place where students gain an outstanding “world class” education with a veteran teaching staff and strong community support. Our “Enter to Learn, Leave to Achieve” model focuses on producing  well-rounded students who are intelligent, adaptable and thoughtful of others. Our school wide expectations of being Respectful, Responsible and Compassionate make Wittmann a nurturing and supportive learning environment for everyone.   We are a “Peacebuilders” school and promote peaceful interactions amongst staff and students through a positive behavior system. Our staff members use a system of Praise Notes and other reward systems to keep our students academically and emotionally engaged. Beyond our rigorous core curricula, Arts education is supported through Wittmann’s Beginning and Advanced Bands, Art 4 Kids, weekly Vocal Music Rotation Classes, Robotics, and abundant field trips to performances at the nearby Cerritos Performing Arts Center. Our lunchtime sports tournaments, as well as our annual ‘Jump-a-thon’, ‘Wittmann Olympics’ and  Track Team keep our students physically active. Overall, Wittmann has 19 different enrichment and career opportunities for our students ranging from video game programming to performing arts. 


Wittmann is a special place where all staff, parents and students are incorporated into our learning community and a school that supports and encourages the involvement of all school stakeholders.  The “Wittmann Organized Warriors” or WOW supports our school by funding programs such as music, technology, field trips and student events that enhance the learning experience for all children. This past year our students were able to experience Robotics and competed in regional Math and Science competitions.  WOW is a special part of our school and allows our staff to introduce new and exciting experiences for our students. Our staff and parent groups work closely together to create a unified vision for success and truly embody that together, “We are Wittmann!”






What is a Magnet School?

A Magnet School is one that is chosen by its district and the federal government to receive extra funding, equipment, teachers, and training to "specialize" in a chosen field or two. All of the 16 Magnet Schools in ABCUSD have been awarded over $20 million federal monies to develop and sustain theme-based programs of excellence.