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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
El Camino High School is a highly rated, public school located in Oceanside, CA. It has 2,958 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

El Camino High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1140
350 responses
Average ACT
25
78 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$68,652
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,674
National
$949
Median Home Value
$460,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 159 responses
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  • Sport Events
    18%
  • Dance Shows
    16%
  • College Fair
    13%
  • Pep Rallies
    12%
  • Art, music, science, philosophy
    11%
  • Plays
    8%
  • Talent showcases
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,958
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.55 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.55 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.55 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,414
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.87 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.87 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.87 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,050/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.87 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.87 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.87 responses
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El Camino High School Reviews

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El Camino is a well diverse school. Theres different activities and clubs that you can take place in. Although I did have trouble with my councilor. Every student gets assigned a councilor and mine was just not committed as much to me and I felt like she was just trying to get me out of her office and seemed too busy. As for college readiness, there are certain classes you can take that are dedicated to college readiness and there is a room dedicated to give college and scholarship opportunities but i feel like its not advertised that much and not many students actually have the self motivation to go to it. Most teachers are actually dedicated o the students. I say most because there are some teachers that sit back, give you work, and expect you to self teach. If you get that class ,well that sucks, because the councilors don't let you change teachers! The class change policy is to change a class based off of subject or placement level. It's a good school for being a public school.
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Since I have left El Camino, they have done wonderful things to improve their campus! They have added a gate around the entire school, which helps to improve security and reduce the number of students who are able to sneak off during classes. Secondly, they added recycling trashcans next to every garbage can, which is incredible for our environment. The sports teams have done wonderful both this year and in years prior; teachers are great at working with student athletes and making sure they stay caught up with their academics. A few individuals from El Camino's staff who stand out as wonderful and inspring individuals include but are not limited to Mr. Tom Voris, Mrs. Iris Villasenor, and Ms. Carrie Targetta. Once a wildcat, always a wildcat!
El Camino has an extraordinary English and History department. The teachers are experienced and keep the students engaged. However, I wish we had more teachers for the science and math department. As my classes became more advanced, I wish I had the opportunity to branch out to different teachers who teach the same subject to get different points of view. I also wish some of the classes would have less students in them. I understand that that would be a funding issue with OUSD, but I think many of our classes are overcrowded, hindering many of our learning experiences. But overall, El Camino is a superb school with a decent campus and great faculty.