El Camino Real Charter High School

El Camino Real Charter High School serves 3,754 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the CA average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 75%.
El Camino Real Charter High School operates within the Los Angeles Unified-1 School District.
Los Angeles Unified-1 School District's 60% graduation rate is lower than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

The student population of 3754 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 131 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 3,754 students
El Camino Real Charter High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % El Camino Real Charter High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 131 teachers
El Camino Real Charter High School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade El Camino Real Charter High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1 25:1
El Camino Real Charter High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
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.
0.67 0.65
El Camino Real Charter 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.
14%
49%
El Camino Real Charter High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
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.
6%
9%
El Camino Real Charter High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

Los Angeles Unified-1 School District's student population of 653,826 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 94% over five years.
The revenue/student of $12,578 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Los Angeles Unified-1 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1,011
4
Number of Students Managed 653,826 1,537
Los Angeles Unified-1 School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 60% 83%
Los Angeles Unified-1 School District Graduation Rate (2003-2014)
District Total Revenue $8,437 MM n/a
Los Angeles Unified-1 School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $9,736 MM n/a
Los Angeles Unified-1 School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $12,578 n/a
Los Angeles Unified-1 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $14,515 n/a
Los Angeles Unified-1 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • El Camino Real High School(also known locally as "El Co" or "ECR") is a public secondary school located in the Woodland Hills district of the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California. It operates within the Los Angeles Unified School District.
  • The school, founded in 1969, was designed to emulate a small college campus, with a large central "quad" and an open campus policy.
  • ECR serves portions of Woodland Hills and West Hills.
  • Athletics: El Camino Real's girls soccer team has won 6 CIF Los Angeles City Section Championships in a row (2000-2005).
  • El Camino Real's boys tennis team gained notoriety by winning five consecutive city championships from 2000-2004. In the late 1970s, El Camino Real was noted for its marching band, which won four of the first six Los Angeles City Marching Band championships (1976, 1977, 1979, 1980).
  • Academic Decathlon Team: El Camino Real High School has a popular and successful Academic Decathlon team. The team won its first competition under then coach Mark Johnson, taking home the Los Angeles City title in 1989-1990. They would later go on to finish 2nd that year at the State Competition. The team has remained successful in competition, and has won National titles in 1998, 2001, 2004, and 2005. With their fourth national title in 2005, the team recorded back-to-back national titles, the first for any school in 20 years. The 2005 team was the first in Academic Decathlon history to win state and national competitions as a wild card team, when they lost the city competition but were allowed to continue as a wild card.
  • Model UN Competition: The school's Model United Nations Team earned awards in 1976 and 1977 at the Model UN competitions at the University of California-Riverside and the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). The teams were headed by Social Studies Department teachers Kenneth Craft and Murray Shapiro. Participants in the program during this time period included noted Bay Area attorney Michael A. Futterman and Austin, Texas semiconductor and software executive Alan R. Weiss.
  • Science Bowl: El Camino's Science Bowl team competes at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power region. In 2001 the team placed 4th in the Los Angeles region, and in 2006 the team placed 2nd.
  • Envirothon: El Camino has also won the Envirothon regional competition 6 consecutive years in a row placing 2 teams last year at the State division at 2nd place and 5th place. El Camino's 2006 Envirothon team placed first in the entire state, and went on to place fourth in the nationals competition in Canada.
  • JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society): The 2006 El Camino team placed 2nd in regionals.
  • JROTC: The school also has a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps unit.
  • Notable Alumni: Jackie Fox: Musician, bass player for the 1970's girl-group proto-punk heavy-metal rock band The Runaways.
  • Brad Garrett: Actor, played Robert Barone on the hit TV sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.
  • Troy Glaus: Athlete, MLB All-star third basemen for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Now with the Toronto Blue Jays. Is a native of Tarzana.
  • Brett Gurewitz: Musician, guitarist and co-founder of the punk band Bad Religion.
  • Allan Kennedy: Athlete, former San Francisco 49ers football player.
  • Christopher Knight: Actor, played Peter Brady on the 1970's hit TV sitcom The Brady Bunch.
  • Randy Wolf: Athlete, MLB All-star pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. Now with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Jay Ziskrout: Musician, original drummer and co-founder of the punk band Bad Religion.
  • Greg Graffin: Musician, lead singer and founder of the punk band Bad Religion.

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Youthbuild Charter School Of California (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is George Ellery Hale Charter Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Woodlake Elementary Community Charter (0.7 miles away)
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