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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
El Camino High School is a highly rated, public school located in South San Francisco, CA. It has 1,267 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.

El Camino High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
216 responses
Average ACT
28
38 responses
AP Enrollment
52%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$96,930
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,888
National
$949
Median Home Value
$784,800
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
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 109 responses
  • Homecoming Week!
    19%
  • The annual football Bell Game
    17%
  • Rallies
    15%
  • Senior ball
    15%
  • Sports and relationships with teammates
    12%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,267
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,390
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,998/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses
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My experience at El Camino High School overall was a positive experience. I expected going from a small middle school to a high school with tons of kids was going to be difficult, however, high school was enjoyable for the most part. There were many opportunities available for students to succeed such as extra tutoring hours, clubs, and sports. I chose to participate in Badminton and Tennis which I learned teamwork. In addition, becoming Animal Club president showed me what leadership is like. I had some helpful teachers throughout my years, however, there were certain ones that negatively impacted my personal experience. Every school has their flaws, however, El Camino High School could have handled certain situations better. Safety did not seem like their top concern by any means.
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ECHS is a very welcoming and spirited school. It has a wide range of student-led organizations, clubs, and events in the arts, sciences, and more! Staff members prioritize student success, learning, and safety above all else.
I had a decent experience at El Camino High School. Most of teachers and staff are supportive and put in a lot of effort to make sure their students succeed. There were some teachers who would leave after one year of teaching or leave in the middle of the year, for undisclosed reasons. The student body is diverse and everyone is kind. Regarding school activities, there are many opportunities in sports and clubs. Extracurriculars is what you make of it. The rallies and homecoming week are always a blast. However, I do wish they communicated more with their students about opportunities in the area and colleges. They could even send out a monthly newsletter to the parents and student regarding future events happening. Also, I wish they talked more about college and how to prepare for it, such as the SAT, ACT, and extracurriculars.