Culver City High School

Tel: (310)842-4200
  • Culver City High School serves 2,082 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 34% (which is lower than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 77% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Culver City High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the California state average of 76%.
  • Culver City High School operates within the Culver City Unified School District.
  • Culver City Unified School District's 94% graduation rate is higher than the California state average of 83%.

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School Overview

  • Culver City High School's student population of 2082 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,082 students
Gender %Culver City High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
Students by GradeCulver City High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Culver City High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Culver City High School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
Asian
12%
11%
Hispanic
40%
54%
Black
22%
6%
White
24%
24%
Two or more races
2%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsCulver City High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.730.41
Graduation Rate
95%
83%
Culver City High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Culver City High School is Culver City Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Culver City Unified School District's student population of 6,729 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 94% has increased from 85% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,578 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 16% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,649 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 19% over four school years.
    School District NameCulver City Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    9
    4
    Number of Students Managed6,7291,585
    Culver City Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    50%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    66%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    94%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$71 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$72 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,578$11,049
    District Spending / Student$10,649$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school 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.

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