El Capitan High School serves 1,809 students in grades 9-12.
El Capitan High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
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).
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 1,809 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
- Minority Enrollment: 41%
- Graduation Rate: 79% (Btm 50% in CA)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 20% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 54% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
El Capitan High School's student population of 1,809 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
El Capitan High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1852 out of 3649 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) 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 #1852 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of El Capitan High School?
The graduation rate of El Capitan High School is 79%, which is lower than the California state average of 84%.
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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