Culver City High School

Culver City High School serves 2,085 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the CA average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 75%.
Culver City High School operates within the Culver City Unified School District.
Culver City Unified School District's 88% graduation rate is higher than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

The student population of 2085 students has declined by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,085 students
Culver City High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Culver City High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Culver City High School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Culver City High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 25:1
Culver City High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
13%
11%
Culver City High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
41%
53%
Culver City High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
21%
6%
Culver City High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
24%
25%
Culver City High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Culver City High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.72 0.42
Culver City High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
32%
49%
Culver City High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
9%
Culver City High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

Culver City Unified School District's student population of 6,691 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 88% has decreased from 99% over five years.
The revenue/student of $10,484 is higher than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has declined by 15% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,555 is less than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Culver City Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
4
Number of Students Managed 6,691 1,757
Culver City Unified School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 88% 83%
Culver City Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2010)
District Total Revenue $71 MM $17 MM
Culver City Unified School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $72 MM $18 MM
Culver City Unified School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $10,484 $10,238
Culver City Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $10,555 $10,739
Culver City Unified School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Culver City High School is the main public high school of the Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) in Culver City, California. The school colors are primarily silver and blue but also black and white, and the mascot is the centaur. Culver City High School is recognized as a California Distinguished School, earning the honor in 2005.
  • Sony Studios, also situated in Culver City, has sponsored the high school and its active Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. Likewise, CCHS's facade and field have been filmed for television shows and movies. For example, The Wonder Years filmed the facades of CCHS and connected Culver City Middle School and Nickelodeon used CCHS's exterior for the school in its show The Journey of Allen Strange. In addition, the show Party of Five was filmed at CCHS as well as several music videos. Scenes from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial were also filmed at CCHS.
  • Culver City High School has one of the best football teams in the Ocean League (one of three leagues of the South Bay Athletic Association: Bay, Ocean, Pioneer).
  • The school's newspaper is The Centaurian, which is part of the High School National Ad Network.
  • CCHS also hosts several events. For example, Rigoberta Menchú has spoken on peace. Since 2004, it has also held an annual peace concert called Peace of Music.
  • Every year on July 4, CCHS hosts a fireworks show, sponsored by the Culver City Exchange Club.
  • Notable Alumni: Big Boy (aka. Kurt Alexander); Carnell Lake; Derrick Deese; Darrin Jackson; Karl Paymah; Ryan Riddle; Leon Hadrow; Nicholas George; Kia Hale; Shani Remer.

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Culver City Unified School District Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Culver City Unified School District Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Culver City Unified School District Academy (0 miles away)
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  • Culver CityCulver City Unified School District AcademyAlternative School
    Grades: KG-12
    0 miles
    4601 Elenda St Cp Annex
    Culver CityCA 90230
    (310)842-4200
    0KG-12n/a
  • Culver CityCulver City Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1463 students
    0.1 miles
    4601 Elenda St
    Culver CityCA 90230
    (310)842-4200
    0.16-81463
  • Culver CityFarragut Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 575 students
    0.1 miles
    10820 Farragut Dr
    Culver CityCA 90230
    (310)842-4323
    0.1KG-5575
  • Culver CityLa Ballona Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 566 students
    0.6 miles
    10915 Washington Blvd
    Culver CityCA 90232
    (310)842-4334
    0.6KG-5566
  • Culver CityCulver Park High SchoolAlternative School
    Grades: 10-12 | 60 students
    1 miles
    4601 Elenda St
    Culver CityCA 90230
    (310)390-8886
    110-1260

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