Culver City High School

Culver City High School serves 2,187 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
Culver City High School operates within the Culver City Unf School District.

Overview

The student population of 2187 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,187 students
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 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 26:1 22:1
Asian
13%
11%
Hispanic
39%
52%
Black
24%
7%
White
23%
26%
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.73 0.42
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.
29%
48%
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.
7%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,717 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,398 is higher than the state average of $11,099. The district revenue/student has grown by 17% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,913 is higher than the state average of $10,975. The district spending/student has grown by 14% over four years.
School District Name Culver City Unf School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
4
Number of Students Managed 6,717 1,667
Graduation Rate n/a% n/a
District Total Revenue $83 MM $19 MM
District Spending $80 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,398 $11,099
District Spending / Student $11,913 $10,975
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 Schools:

The nearest high school is Culver Park High School (1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Culver City Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Farragut Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Culver CityCulver City Middle School
    1 Negative Reviews
    4601 Elenda St
    Culver CityCA 90230
    (310)842-4200
    0.1 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 1465 students                      
  • Culver CityFarragut Elementary School
    10820 Farragut Dr
    Culver CityCA 90230
    (310)842-4323
    0.1 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 560 students                      
  • Culver CityLa Ballona Elementary School
    10915 Washington Blvd
    Culver CityCA 90232
    (310)842-4334
    0.6 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 556 students                      
  • Culver CityStoner Avenue Elementary School
    11735 Braddock Dr
    Culver CityCA 90230
    (310)390-3396
    1 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 368 students                      
  • Culver CityCulver Park High School
    Alternative School
    4601 Elenda St
    Culver CityCA 90230
    (310)390-8886
    Alternative School

    1 mi | Gr. 10-12 | 60 students                      

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