Culver City High School

4401 Elenda St.
Culver City, CA 90230
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Culver City High School serves 2,228 students in grades 9-12.
Culver City High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 69% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,228 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Culver City High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Culver City High School's student population of 2,228 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 99 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,228 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
99 teachers
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School Rankings

Culver City High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Culver City High School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#623 out of 3649 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
12%
12%
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Hispanic
37%
56%
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Black
15%
5%
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White
25%
21%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
10%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.76
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Graduation Rate
95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (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 MenchĂș 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Culver City High School's ranking?
Culver City High School is ranked #623 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
48% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Culver City High School?
The graduation rate of Culver City High School is 95%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Culver City High School?
2,228 students attend Culver City High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
37% of Culver City High School students are Hispanic, 25% of students are White, 15% of students are Black, 12% of students are Asian, 10% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Culver City High School?
Culver City High School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Culver City High School offer ?
Culver City High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Culver City High School part of?
Culver City High School is part of Culver City Unified School District.

School Reviews

1   2/25/2020
Horrible school that has incompetent administration and prides itself on diversity thinking that's all a good school needs. Suspended multiple students for defending themselves, and they barely even looked into the defensive side of the story. There are a few teachers here that are good but for the most part many of them show signs of extreme favoritism.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - J

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,228 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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