A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747
Telephone
(310) 243-2025

California Academy of Mathematics & Science Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
188 responses
Average ACT
29
45 responses
AP Enrollment
33%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 131 responses
Report
  • Dance Show, Taste of CAMS, Talent Show
    25%
  • Multicultural Fair
    19%
  • Spirit Rally
    18%
  • Holidays Around The World
    15%
  • Best of cams
    13%
  • Interdisciplinary Project
    5%
  • I did not like school events
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
676
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
30:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.1%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.52 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.52 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.52 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$10,844/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses

California Academy of Mathematics & Science Reviews

346 reviews
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There are a lot of high schools out there that don't have that many resources for kids to interact with besides textbooks and a few tools. Other high schools are very competitive in academics and sports which leads to not having a
very outstanding teamwork-base when it comes to group projects and teamwork in general.

CAMS, however, is a very different environment. Everyone, not only teachers but EVERYONE helps. You'll always get the help you need, and they'll go out of their way just to lend a hand and encourage. You also build up your self-confidence as all your classmates and teachers cheer on for you in student presentations. We even advance to robotic-building competitions around the nation and invent ways to improve technology and biomedical tools!

The only downside is no football for football players and other sports are minimized as well. But overall, it's an amazing, one-of-a-kind school and I recommend to try to apply. You never know where it takes you.
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Teachers and administrators aside (granted there are the blessed few), CAMS has left me with the desire to excel in life. Meeting new people from all backgrounds (culturally, economically, and academically) also leaves students with a picture of what else there is in the world. Conversations can be intimate or simply casual. The best part is that everyone is ready to help one another. We have small class sizes so everyone essentially holds some level of empathy for everyone else. Since the classes can be challenging for a variety of reasons, CAMS makes you discover your learning pattern. It is a place to start understanding who you will be in life.
CAMS was great before, but everything went downhill when principals started playing musical chairs, it joined LBUSD, and the ENTIRE "application" system changed. The classes used to be full of upbeat and active teachers but are instead beridden by lazy ones. The counselor is HORRIBLE. HE DOESN'T DO HIS JOB. He'll try to act helpful when parents are around but is less than helpful when students are trying to get help. He finds a way to put less work on himself and is condescending to students that don't pretend to like him. Instead of telling students they should work hard to shoot for the college of their dreams, he blatantly states "You won't get in." Sure he has a good relationship with universities, BUT THAT'S EXPECTED. He does the bare minimum and stresses out students. He needs to RETIRE. Overall, sure, go to CAMS if none of the schools around you are good. However, if you have the opportunity to go to a better public HS do it. Don't waste your time on this deteriorating school.