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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  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 1,357 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Address
1320 Mission Rd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Telephone
(650) 877-8806
Website
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El Camino High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1170
185 responses
Average ACT
27
35 responses
AP Enrollment
52%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$92,074
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,751
National
$949
Median Home Value
$697,400
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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 81 responses
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  • Homecoming Week!
    19%
  • The annual football Bell Game
    19%
  • Rallies
    15%
  • Senior ball
    15%
  • Sports and relationships with teammates
    11%
  • Lip sync rally
    6%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,357
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,020
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 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
$14,705/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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I like how El Camino High School maintains an excellent school culture in homecoming, dances, and student activities. I also like the diversity El Camino has from each student, and the teachers are really good with teaching STEM. Although, I think there could be better and more innovative teaching/learning, better administration, and better classes about college and career readiness. Also, the school lunch at El Camino is not very nutritious and fresh, and the facilities (especially the cleanliness of the classrooms and bathrooms) are terrible.
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As a sophomore, I've found the experience pretty fun.
College readiness:
As of college readiness, they tell you what and how many classes you're supposed to take, but sometimes it's kind of confusing on what to do unless you ask a counselor.
Clubs:
There's plenty of clubs to choose from, and if there isn't one you like, you can always make one.
Facilities:
The newer building has air conditioning, but the math building doesn't so on really hot days we have to move out of the building.
School Culture:
Since we're in California, the school is progressive, but some people aren't always like that. Bullying is still a thing because of it.
Sports:
I've only taken cross country and track before, but the coaches are really good at those sports. They're motivating and have been helpful through the time I spent with them.
Food:
It's school lunch.
I attended El Camino High School from 2011-2015 and grew up in the SSFUSD. I’m currently a student at UCLA despite the poor learning environment El Camino High School provided me. I had to work extra hard to fill in the educational gaps ECHS left me with to get me where I am now. There was no encouragement from any teacher or administrator to take prep classes for the ACT or SAT. All the college counselors on campus were unable to provide students information about applying to college out of state. My peers and I struggled focusing in class because many teachers were unable to control rowdy students. Suspensions for those students did not correct their behavioral issues either. The majority of the faculty members did not encourage students to pursue higher education and rather stressed D’s would get you a HS diploma and C’s were good enough for college. In addition to the lack of academic rigor, there were rodents on campus and inside the classrooms.