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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
    B+
Canyon Crest Academy is a top rated, public school located in San Diego, CA. It has 2,406 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 87% in reading.
Address
5951 Village Center Loop Rd
San Diego, CA 92130
Telephone
(858) 350-0253
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Canyon Crest Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1380
740 responses
Average ACT
31
510 responses
AP Enrollment
57%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$147,960
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,133
National
$949
Median Home Value
$939,074
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
98%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.53 responses
Poll
96%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.53 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 206 responses
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  • CCA TV
    17%
  • Comedy Sportz
    15%
  • Tedx
    13%
  • Wellness Day
    10%
  • Challenge Day
    10%
  • Envision Dance
    9%
  • Theater Productions
    9%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,406
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.63 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.63 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.63 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,842
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.83 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.83 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.83 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
$15,908/ year
National
$12,239
98%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.91 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.91 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.91 responses
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Canyon Crest Academy Reviews

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CCA has provided me with an excellent education. With the quarter system and supportive staff and resources, CCA students are another level of brilliant. I chose CCA because of the atmosphere and kind students I was surrounded by, something so different from middle school. I learned how to be accepting of others and look at the world from an understanding different viewpoint while also receiving an excellent education. Being ranked best in California is not the goal at CCA, it is making sure students are happy and healthy while also having fun. I loved my past 3 1/2 years here!
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They did an excellent job preparing my kids for college! CCA taught the kids the best work ethics and how to strive academically, that greatness is achieved by hard work while embracing diversity and acceptance. They are also amazing at their after school conservatory and my daughter received the film experience she needed to apply to the top schools in the country!
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).