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-
Address
5951 Village Center Loop Rd.
San Diego, CA 92130
Telephone
(858) 350-0253

Canyon Crest Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1340
429 responses
Average ACT
30
270 responses
AP Enrollment
55%

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.42 responses
Poll
98%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 164 responses
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  • Comedy Sportz
    16%
  • CCA TV
    15%
  • Tedx
    13%
  • Envision Dance
    11%
  • Challenge Day
    10%
  • Wellness Day
    9%
  • Theater Productions
    9%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,991
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.52 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.52 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.52 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
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.72 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.72 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.72 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.80 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.80 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.80 responses
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Canyon Crest Academy Reviews

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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.
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The academics and learning environment at CCA are some of the best in the country. Teachers are intelligent and engaging, providing lessons that are interesting and challenging. The arts programs are amazing and help students develop their skills to near professional levels.

When it comes to culture, CCA is labeled both accepting and artsy. These two attributes are products of the extremely liberal environment — big positives for certain people, but can be bothersome for conservatives like myself. It's all about personal opinion with regards to the school's personality, so be sure the environment suits you if you care a lot about it.

Sports are alright, but there's no football team. A lot of the liberals (see above) view that as a big bonus, but traditional students may see it as a downside. But again, the academics are so excellent that the culture can be overlooked even if you don't like it.
CCA has been an incredible school to attend for these past 4 years of high school. I have been able to get involved with awesome school activities (Like the Improv Team: Comedy Sportz), attend school sponsored events that have helped bond my Senior Class, and have met incredible people who will remain close friends even after high school. I wouldn't change my high school experience for the world. CCA is unique for millions of reasons, but I think a primary reason is simply the fun culture on campus. Students and teachers work together to make school fun and engaging and our incredible staff and administrators all are invested in making the campus community the best it can be. For example, on our principal's birthday last year, ASB hired a mariachi band to follow him around campus for the day! It was a fun and heartwarming day for everyone on campus.