A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Early College High School is a highly rated, public school located in Costa Mesa, CA. It has 249 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
2990 Mesa Verde Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Telephone
(714) 241-6108

Early College High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1100
65 responses
Average ACT
23
40 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • House Competitions
    56%
  • Winter break
    28%
  • Environmental issues project
    9%
  • DP Presentations
    6%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
249
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$13,490/ year
National
$12,239
23%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Early college High School is a very friendly and learning focused school. Classes are small so students can receive more help from teachers. The staff is very friendly as well, even down to the janitors and security. School spirit is also very high, especially during event days. Teachers and staff are always available to help and do a great job at it as well. Unlike a regular high schools, the amount of students is small, allowing peers to get to know each other more and creating a family of students and staff. It's honestly such a great school, and I wish more students could experience high school that way, a way that makes you feel like you're a part of something and not just another name on an attendance sheet. It's great!
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Early College is a marvelous school that constantly strives to provide for its students. The community present is supportive of each other. I'm astounded at how many endless opportunities there are, including the college courses available. I appreciate how the teachers assist their students when they struggle; the tutoring sessions at the first half at lunch are beneficial. Although its facilities are new and there are various resources, I would like to have more student clubs such as a creative writing or STEM-related club.
ECHS is an amazing school, I can truly say that I loved my experience here. Met some of the coolest people who became really close to me, and graduated with a strong GPA (thanks to supporting teachers). I also get to graduate with 37 credits which is over a year of my AA degree already finished. I was defintely challenged but was able to handle anything because of all the support the school gives. I get to attend a nationally recognized college now and be the first of my school to attend it (Cal Poly SLO). If you know our graduating class then you probrably already know who I am.