A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Canyon Crest Academy is an elite, public school located in San Diego, CA. It has 2,255 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
5951 Village Center Loop Rd.
San Diego, CA 92130
Telephone
(858) 350-0253

Canyon Crest Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1350
499 responses
Average ACT
31
347 responses
AP Enrollment
55%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.47 responses
Poll
96%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.47 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 180 responses
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  • CCA TV
    16%
  • Comedy Sportz
    16%
  • Tedx
    13%
  • Challenge Day
    10%
  • Wellness Day
    10%
  • Envision Dance
    10%
  • Theater Productions
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,255
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.57 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.57 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.57 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.77 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.77 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.77 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,094/ year
National
$12,239
98%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.85 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.85 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.85 responses
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I highly doubt there is a greater high school in existence. As a more artistic than athletic type I can say that CCA is an artist dream! Dance, painting, sculpture, computer science, Japanese, ASL, you name CCA has it or is in the process of getting it! I was lucky enough to graduate before Common Core (don't even get me started). All in all CCA, I feel, has provided me with the necessary tools to conquer the universe...just joking! But this school definitely prepares its students for the most rigorous of universities and lifelong friends/connections.
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I absolutely loved my time at CCA! It took me a little bit of time to adjust to the 4x4 schedule at first, but it really teaches you how to actually study and manage your time which most students don't get the hang of until they are in college. In most of my classes, I was doing almost double the work that many community college students were doing (AP and regular classes!), showing the true excellence of the teachers and programs at the school. Yes, your GPA will suffer due to the academic rigor, but what you end up learning is worth more than that. My only complaint is that it has gotten a bit cut-throat in recent years, especially in the AP science classes, which can be very brutal.By far however, my favorite part of my time at CCA were the students and teachers, who are all super accepting and open-minded. While there is no denying that not all of the student body got along, there are no cliches and everyone is relatively respectfully towards each other.
I loved my four years at CCA, mostly great teachers who enjoy teaching and students who are all invested in academics and the arts. Definitely not the best sports but students still have spirit! The four by four definitely prepares students for college and it is an academically challenging school whose students are competitive as far as academics.