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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
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Canyon Crest Academy is a top rated, 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, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% 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
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1370
574 responses
Average ACT
31
413 responses
AP Enrollment
57%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$68,117
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,427
National
$949
Median Home Value
$488,600
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.50 responses
Poll
96%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.50 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 197 responses
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  • CCA TV
    16%
  • Comedy Sportz
    15%
  • Tedx
    13%
  • Wellness Day
    10%
  • Envision Dance
    10%
  • Challenge Day
    10%
  • Theater Productions
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
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%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.60 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.60 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.60 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,553
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.80 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.80 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.80 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
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.88 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.88 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.88 responses
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Canyon Crest Academy Reviews

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Canyon Crest Academy has a student body like no other. We've got the feel of a liberal arts academy, but in reality, we're just another public school. Just recently, we've outgrown our neighbor Torrey Pines in student population, which, if you're familiar with the area, is pretty impressive. CCA's arts program is amazing, and we offer classes from drawing and design to digital composition to rock band to improv! Not to mention that the sports programs are quickly gaining a winning reputation. I gave it 4 stars because the academics are intense and stressful if you sign up for too many APs. Since we're on a 4x4 system, it simulates the college experience a little better. The class schedule never changes during the semester, allowing for more learning to get packed in during classes. You learn faster, but you definitely have to be willing to keep up with the workload. Other than that, our students are super friendly and weird (we want to keep it that way).
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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.
Canyon Crest Academy is like no other high school. It has a unique 4 by 4 schedule which allows students to accumulate more credits than neighboring schools like Torrey Pines. By not having a football team at this school, CCA is able to maintain a great atmosphere for all students to be included with no discrimination. Canyon Crest is truly a unique and generational school, and I’m proud to be a Raven!