A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  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 over 14,000 public high schools 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
1330
399 responses
Average ACT
30
240 responses
AP Enrollment
55%

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.40 responses
Poll
98%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 157 responses
Report
  • Comedy Sportz
    17%
  • CCA TV
    14%
  • Tedx
    13%
  • Envision Dance
    11%
  • Theater Productions
    10%
  • Wellness Day
    10%
  • Challenge Day
    10%

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.50 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 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.70 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.70 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.70 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
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
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.78 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.78 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.78 responses

Canyon Crest Academy Reviews

427 reviews
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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.
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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.
I love CCA! Of all of the schools I've gone to, it is by far the best. Everyone is really nice and accepting. It's not for everyone, of course, because the time schedule is different from other schools which makes everything really fast. It's good practice for college, though, and not too hard if you can handle the speed.