El Capitan High School

10410 Ashwood St.
Lakeside, CA 92040
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 50%
Serving 1,809 students in grades 9-12, El Capitan High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,809 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • : 90% (Top 50% in CA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • : 60% (Top 30%)
  • : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

El Capitan High School's student population of 1,809 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 77 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,809 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
77 teachers
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School Rankings

El Capitan High School ranks within the top 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of El Capitan High School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#3835 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
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23%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of El Capitan High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
60%
47%
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24%
29%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of El Capitan High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
21:1
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American Indian
3%
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
28%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
59%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.57
This chart display the diversity score of El Capitan High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
90%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of El Capitan High School and public school graduation rate of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
21%
7%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is El Capitan High School's ranking?
El Capitan High School is ranked #3835 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are El Capitan High School often compared to?
El Capitan High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Granite Hills High School, Santana High School, West Hills High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
23% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 60% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of El Capitan High School?
The graduation rate of El Capitan High School is 90%, which is higher than the California state average of 87%.
How many students attend El Capitan High School?
1,809 students attend El Capitan High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
59% of El Capitan High School students are White, 28% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are American Indian, 3% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of El Capitan High School?
El Capitan High School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does El Capitan High School offer ?
El Capitan High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is El Capitan High School part of?
El Capitan High School is part of Grossmont Union High School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,809 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • : 90% (Top 50%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • : 60% (Top 30%)
  • : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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