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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
698 West Main Street
El Cajon, CA 92020
Telephone
(619) 579-7232

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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.

Literacy First Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
8 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$49,445
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,185
National
$949
Median Home Value
$403,700
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.
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    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,638
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    43%
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    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    22:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    Teachers in First/Second Year
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    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    C
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Expenses Per Student
    National
    $12,239
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    Literacy First Charter School Reviews

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    The sense of community is great as the school is fairly small. Everyone knows everyone, teachers are reliable and are actually caring for the betterment of your success. There is no bullying and the school does have a lot of events that bring the community closer.
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    Literacy First is the best place to be. The school focuses on building character and developing relationships in each of the students. It is a school where everyone is known and loved. LFCS is a place that strives for more than just excellence in the classroom, but in life.
    It is nice going to a school where all the teachers know you and care about your development. However, the school is unable to offer many sports or big activities due to its small size.