El Camino Real Charter High School

  • El Camino Real Charter High School serves 3,567 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • El Camino Real Charter High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

El Camino Real Charter High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • El Camino Real Charter High School's student population of 3,567 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 128 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,567 students
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Total Classroom Teachers128 teachers
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School Comparison

  • El Camino Real Charter High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 El Camino Real Charter High School is 0.69, 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#2981 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:123:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
15%
12%
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Hispanic
29%
54%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
45%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.690.64
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Graduation Rate
90%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • 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.

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