465 reviews
  1. Los Angeles Unified School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Charter
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
5440 Valley Cir. Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Telephone
(818) 595-7500
Website

El Camino Real Charter High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1200
243 responses
Average ACT
28
88 responses
AP Enrollment
Data not available

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.46 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 185 responses
Report
  • Senior Events
    21%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Football games
    11%
  • Senior Picnic
    11%
  • Grad night
    10%
  • The Drama, Dance, Music and Art Dept's "Big Event"
    8%
  • Homecoming dance
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,868
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.57 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.57 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.57 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
29:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,482
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.77 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.77 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.77 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,765/ year
National
$11,890
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.85 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.85 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.85 responses

El Camino Real Charter High School Reviews

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I absolutely love the school! I came from a small middle school/elementary school of 400 students (our middle school only amounting to around 70 kids) so I was very concerned about transitioning to a school of 4,000. I was worried about it being SO bug that I would feel alone especially since most students came from Hale their feeder school. But I quickly became involved on the school's Volleyball, Water Polo, and Swim Teams which made the school so much smaller instantly. I had found people with similar interests and created a smaller family within the greater el camino family. I also took all Honors and AP classes, so I quickly became friends with people who were as driven and goal orienteed as I was so I was surrounded by great influences. Club wise, there is a LONG list of around 200 clubs available! Clubs focus on a variety of activities from mountain biking, to UNICEF. The options are endless and there truly in something available for everyone, something that everyone can fit in to.
This school is very large and it is very easy to get lost physically and academically. Classes here are very diverse. If you want to succeed in this school you must take Honors or AE classes at the very least. If you are in a Regulars class it will not prepare you for college at all, as in you will probably fail or drop out of many classes because before you used to get A's on papers in regular classes that are really F's in college. In regular classes teachers will spoon feed the answers just to pass you. It is up to you to decide your classes and take control of your own education because administration offers little help. If your goal is to get into a good college I would recommend getting very familiar with the College Office, they are very helpful, but don't take the bootcamps they are useless.
El Camino is a good school, has a good sports program, and a semi-decent music/arts program(s). My issue with this school is how little the staff and teachers cooperate with students who are dealing with difficult times in their life, whether it's their mental health, or educational barriers. There is also often conflict between our school and the LAUSD district, due to our formal principal using the school's money for his own pleasures, including first class flights and expensive steak dinners.