Culver City High School

Tel: (310)842-4200
  • Culver City High School serves 2,082 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 76%.
  • Culver City High School operates within the Culver City Unified School District.
  • Culver City Unified School District's 88% graduation rate is higher than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2082 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School TypeCharter School
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

  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(CA) School Average
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
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%

District Comparison

  • Culver City Unified School District's student population of 6,729 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 88% has increased from 79% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,578 in this district is less than the state average of $10,991. The district revenue/student has declined by 16% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,649 is less than the state average of $11,482. The district spending/student has declined by 19% over four years.
School District NameCulver City Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
4
Number of Students Managed6,7291,564
Culver City Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
Graduation Rate88%83%
Culver City Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2016)
District Total Revenue$71 MM$17 MM
Culver City Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2016)
District Spending$72 MM$18 MM
Culver City Unified School District District Spending (1992-2016)
District Revenue / Student$10,578$10,991
Culver City Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1997-2016)
District Spending / Student$10,649$11,482
Culver City Unified School District District Spending / Student (1997-2016)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2016 (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.

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  • Culver City Culver City Unified School District Iacademy Alternative School
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  • Culver City Culver City Middle School Charter School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1565 students
    0.1 miles
    4601 Elenda St.
    Culver City, CA 90230
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  • Culver City Farragut Elementary School Charter School
    Grades: K-5 | 569 students
    0.1 miles
    10820 Farragut Dr.
    Culver City, CA 90230
    (310)842-4323
    0.1 K-5 569
  • Culver City Rise Kohyang High School Charter School

    0.4 miles
    631 S. Commonwealth Ave.
    Culver City, CA 90230
    (323)841-3192
    0.4 n/a n/a
  • Culver City La Ballona Elementary School Charter School
    Grades: K-5 | 569 students
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California public schools have a diversity score of 0.41, which is higher than the national average of 0.32. The most diverse school district in California is Natomas Unified School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.