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Literacy First Charter School
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  • Public, Charter
  • EL CAJON, CA

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Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B
  7. Administration
    grade A minus
  8. Sports
    grade C+
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C

About

799 E WASHINGTON AVE
EL CAJON, CA 92020
About Literacy First Charter School...

Enrolling

Grades
PK, K-12
Students
1,783
From Literacy First Charter School

Located in the heart of El Cajon, LFCS began as a K-3 program on one campus in 2001 with 5 teachers and 100 students. It was founded by a veteran teacher who has a passion for education and truly looks for the joy in learning. Along with a small but dedicated team they worked to make magic out of old desks, portable walls, used textbooks, and big ideas. LFCS made a commitment to hire staff who are passionate about teaching and incorporate research-proven techniques that work! LFCS has a developed a reputation for high test scores, satisfied parents, and students who graduate as leaders. Currently LFCS has four tuition free campuses serving K-12 students and an independent study program.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1180
15 responses
Average ACT
24
6 responses
AP Enrollment
No data available  

A High School Where Every Student is Known

LCHS is a tuition free public charter school. We provide a traditional & comprehensive high school experience to a small student body. Our safe environment offers a broad range of curricular & extracurricular opportunities in an intimate setting that maximizes accountability. Come see what makes us great!

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Living in the Area

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D
  2. Good for Families
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade D
Median Household Income
$55,309
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,339
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$445,600
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 3 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
  • Community service
    20%
  • Jog-a-thon
    20%
  • Olympics
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • Robotics
    10%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,783
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 3 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
No data available  
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
4 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
1:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    No data available  

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
No data available  
Teachers in First/Second Year
No data available  
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 3 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
Expenses Per Student
No data available  
National
$12,239
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 3 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 3 responses

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