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
378 responses
Average ACT
30
219 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.39 responses
Poll
97%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 152 responses
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  • Comedy Sportz
    17%
  • CCA TV
    14%
  • Tedx
    13%
  • Envision Dance
    12%
  • Theater Productions
    10%
  • Challenge Day
    10%
  • Wellness Day
    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.49 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,743
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.69 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.69 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.69 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,683/ year
National
$11,890
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.77 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.77 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.77 responses

Canyon Crest Academy Reviews

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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.
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Getting involved in CCA is a fun and easy process on campus. Whether in sports, the arts, cinema, or extracurricular academics, students have a myriad of ways to contribute to the school and be a part of programs. One of the most recognized elements of CCA is our arts programs! We have a lot of support for the visual arts and performing arts and our Conservatory after school program is really popular on campus. Students can audition or apply to be a part of a Conservatory program that fits their discipline and if accepted get to spend hours after school during the week working and growing with peers who have interests in the same areas! The shows and events put on by the Conservatory's are incredible, and other students at CCA are really supportive of the work.
This is an absolutely fantastic school with an amazing faculty and wonderful, passionate, and caring students; I truly could not imagine myself anywhere else. CCA embraces difference; you know that no matter what you do, you will not get looked at strangely (unless you express discriminatory -- sexist, homophobic, or transphobic in particular -- opinions). Unfortunately, as the school is growing and maturing CCA has become more of an "ordinary" high school, losing some of its former artsy/weird/hippie/unique culture. I have been very disappointed by the increasing academic pressure/competition (AP obsession!) among students, which I think has contributed to a loss of personality and tolerance in the school. Overall, however, CCA is still an incredible place to be!