Culver City High School

  • Culver City High School serves 2,146 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Culver City High School's student population of 2,146 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 90 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,146 students
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Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Culver City High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Culver City High School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#2363 out of 9602 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
12%
12%
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Hispanic
38%
54%
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Black
19%
5%
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White
26%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.740.64
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Graduation Rate
96%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCulver City Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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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.
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