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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
California Academy of Mathematics & Science is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Carson, CA. It has 681 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 30 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747
Telephone
(310) 243-2025

California Academy of Mathematics & Science Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1290
277 responses
Average ACT
30
59 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$73,829
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,422
National
$949
Median Home Value
$366,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.44 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 155 responses
Report
  • Dance Show, Taste of CAMS, Talent Show
    25%
  • Spirit Rally
    19%
  • Multicultural Fair
    19%
  • Holidays Around The World
    14%
  • Best of cams
    11%
  • Interdisciplinary Project
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
681
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
30:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,089
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.1%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.59 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.59 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
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.69 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.69 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.69 responses
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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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CAMS is a school where students can enhance their passion for STEM through amazing, experienced faculty and tons of extra-cirriculars. The college level classes are rigorous and require time, but students are being prepared for college from every class and teacher. Student interest clubs range from KPOP dance clubs to Society of Future Women Engineers which stands to show that every student at CAMS finds their place. CAMS provides students with a serious school environment and encourages students to be themselves and embrace their diversity. Every student at CAMS brings something unique to the school and leaves as a stronger, smarter and well rounded person.
California Academy of Mathematics and Science is a great school for individuals to grow into their own person and prosper. The environment is very welcoming due to the kind students and teachers. Academics may be tough, but they do prepare people for college. The school keeps improving each year!