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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
El Cerrito High School is a highly rated, public school located in El Cerrito, CA. It has 1,429 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
Address
540 Ashbury Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Telephone
(510) 231-1437

El Cerrito High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1180
142 responses
Average ACT
27
42 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$92,670
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,567
National
$949
Median Home Value
$636,600
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
73%
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 67 responses
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  • The school rallies
    19%
  • Prom
    19%
  • Spirit day
    15%
  • Senior events
    13%
  • Homecoming game and parade
    12%
  • Winter/Spring Carnivals
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,429
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,104
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,065/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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El Cerrito High School is a very good school. There is so much diversity and talent. There's a place for everyone here. We have a dance studio, a garden, and a theater which is awesome. This school also has many clubs you can join depending on your interest. The learning here is also great. There's teachers here that want to see their students succeed and,encourages them to do their best. Although there is pros and cons to everything this school so far has been a good experience. I've met people from different countries and backgrounds that I can now call my friends. El Cerrito High School also has great educational classes that are fun like, computer science, automotive, art, jazz dance,physiology, environmental Science,and etc. oh and did I mention our athletes are amazing 😉 !!!! Go Guachos!!!!
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ECHS is a very interesting place in that anybody could have any type of experience they desire. Our school offers classes, clubs, and activities of all types ranging from casual gatherings to serious commitments. Anybody particularly inquisitive about a subject can find unexpected resources by asking the right teacher, and the staff is flexible and will accommodate for any legitimate concerns you bring them. The band program has over 150 year-round members, and is one of ECHS's strongest communities as well. The James Morehouse project provides free or inexpesive healthcare and support for the student body. The school's atmosphere is casual and it is a refreshing place to be.
For me, El Cerrito High School was neither a hostile, or docile environment. The problem was not the school itself, but simply the type of people whom were present in the school, meaning that the student body present at the school, was also a problem for themselves. These problem stemmed mainly from general immaturity and rudeness from many students, as well as a lack of respect for anyone who they do not associate with, but in the schools defense, its not like these problems went unseen for the teachers and other workers of the school sought to "root out" these impurities with varying effect, but all in all, the school still does provide a dependable education, mostly from the fact that the teachers all seek out the betterment of every student present at the school.