El Camino Real Charter High School
- School Type: Charter School
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 3,661 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 27:1
- Minority Enrollment: 60%
- Graduation Rate: 87% (Top 50% in CA)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 20%
- Math Proficiency: 51% (Top 20%)
- Reading Proficiency: 66% (Top 20%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
El Camino Real Charter High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
- El Camino Real High School(also known locally as "El Co" or "ECR") is a public secondary school located in the Woodland Hills district of the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California. It operates within the Los Angeles Unified School District.
- The school, founded in 1969, was designed to emulate a small college campus, with a large central "quad" and an open campus policy.
- ECR serves portions of Woodland Hills and West Hills.
- Athletics: El Camino Real's girls soccer team has won 6 CIF Los Angeles City Section Championships in a row (2000-2005).
- El Camino Real's boys tennis team gained notoriety by winning five consecutive city championships from 2000-2004. In the late 1970s, El Camino Real was noted for its marching band, which won four of the first six Los Angeles City Marching Band championships (1976, 1977, 1979, 1980).
- Academic Decathlon Team: El Camino Real High School has a popular and successful Academic Decathlon team. The team won its first competition under then coach Mark Johnson, taking home the Los Angeles City title in 1989-1990. They would later go on to finish 2nd that year at the State Competition. The team has remained successful in competition, and has won National titles in 1998, 2001, 2004, and 2005. With their fourth national title in 2005, the team recorded back-to-back national titles, the first for any school in 20 years. The 2005 team was the first in Academic Decathlon history to win state and national competitions as a wild card team, when they lost the city competition but were allowed to continue as a wild card.
- Model UN Competition: The school's Model United Nations Team earned awards in 1976 and 1977 at the Model UN competitions at the University of California-Riverside and the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). The teams were headed by Social Studies Department teachers Kenneth Craft and Murray Shapiro. Participants in the program during this time period included noted Bay Area attorney Michael A. Futterman and Austin, Texas semiconductor and software executive Alan R. Weiss.
- Science Bowl: El Camino's Science Bowl team competes at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power region. In 2001 the team placed 4th in the Los Angeles region, and in 2006 the team placed 2nd.
- Envirothon: El Camino has also won the Envirothon regional competition 6 consecutive years in a row placing 2 teams last year at the State division at 2nd place and 5th place. El Camino's 2006 Envirothon team placed first in the entire state, and went on to place fourth in the nationals competition in Canada.
- JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society): The 2006 El Camino team placed 2nd in regionals.
- JROTC: The school also has a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps unit.
- Notable Alumni: Jackie Fox: Musician, bass player for the 1970's girl-group proto-punk heavy-metal rock band The Runaways.
- Brad Garrett: Actor, played Robert Barone on the hit TV sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.
- Troy Glaus: Athlete, MLB All-star third basemen for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Now with the Toronto Blue Jays. Is a native of Tarzana.
- Brett Gurewitz: Musician, guitarist and co-founder of the punk band Bad Religion.
- Allan Kennedy: Athlete, former San Francisco 49ers football player.
- Christopher Knight: Actor, played Peter Brady on the 1970's hit TV sitcom The Brady Bunch.
- Randy Wolf: Athlete, MLB All-star pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. Now with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Jay Ziskrout: Musician, original drummer and co-founder of the punk band Bad Religion.
- Greg Graffin: Musician, lead singer and founder of the punk band Bad Religion.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is El Camino Real Charter High School's ranking?
El Camino Real Charter High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%) and Most diverse schools (Top 10%).
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
51% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 66% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of El Camino Real Charter High School?
The graduation rate of El Camino Real Charter High School is 87%, which is higher than the California state average of 85%.
How many students attend El Camino Real Charter High School?
3,661 students attend El Camino Real Charter High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
40% of El Camino Real Charter High School students are White, 32% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Asian, 10% of students are Two or more races, and 4% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of El Camino Real Charter High School?
El Camino Real Charter High School has a student ration of 27:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.
What grades does El Camino Real Charter High School offer ?
El Camino Real Charter High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is El Camino Real Charter High School part of?
El Camino Real Charter High School is part of El Camino Real Charter High School District.
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