Culver City High School

Culver City High School serves 2,268 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
Culver City High School operates within the Culver City Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 2268 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,268 students
Culver City High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Culver City High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Culver City High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.75 is less than the state average of 1.15. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1 22:1
Culver City High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
13%
11%
Culver City High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
38%
52%
Culver City High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
23%
7%
Culver City High School Black (1988-2012)
White
21%
26%
Culver City High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Culver City High School Sch Ethnicity Culver City High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.75 1.15
Culver City High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
39%
10%
Culver City High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
n/a
n/a
Culver City High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,795 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Culver City Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
4
Number of Students Managed 6,795 1,595
Culver City Unified School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Culver City Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2008)
District Total Revenue $83 MM n/a
Culver City Unified School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $80 MM n/a
Culver City Unified School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,398 $0
Culver City Unified School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,913 $0
Culver City Unified School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Students Grades
  • Culver City Culver City Middle School
    4601 Elenda St
    Culver City , CA , 90230
    (310)842-4200
    0.1  mi  |  1527  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Culver City Farragut Elementary School
    10820 Farragut Dr
    Culver City , CA , 90230
    (310)842-4323
    0.1  mi  |  551  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Culver City La Ballona Elementary School
    10915 Washington Blvd
    Culver City , CA , 90232
    (310)842-4334
    0.6  mi  |  534  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Los Angeles Arts In Action Community Charter
    Charter School
    1241 Soto St
    Los Angeles , CA , 90023
    (323)266-4371
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  199  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Culver City Stoner Avenue Elementary School
    11735 Braddock Dr
    Culver City , CA , 90230
    (310)390-3396
    1  mi  |  354  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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Culver City, CA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.71, which is higher than the California average of 0.45. The most diverse school in Culver City is El Marino Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.