El Cerrito High School

540 Ashbury Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(School attendance zone shown in map)
El Cerrito High School serves 1,570 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,570 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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School Overview

El Cerrito High School's student population of 1,570 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 69 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,570 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
69 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of El Cerrito High School is 0.76, which is more 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
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
31%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
48%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of El Cerrito High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
17%
12%
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Hispanic
31%
56%
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Black
16%
5%
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White
30%
21%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.76
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Graduation Rate
90%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in El Cerrito High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in El Cerrito High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are El Cerrito High School often compared to?
El Cerrito High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Albany High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
31% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 48% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of El Cerrito High School?
The graduation rate of El Cerrito High School is 90%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend El Cerrito High School?
1,570 students attend El Cerrito High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
31% of El Cerrito High School students are Hispanic, 30% of students are White, 17% of students are Asian, 16% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of El Cerrito High School?
El Cerrito High School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does El Cerrito High School offer ?
El Cerrito High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is El Cerrito High School part of?
El Cerrito High School is part of West Contra Costa Unified School District.

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School Reviews

1   3/27/2020
This place removing BLOWS, lol. IT's the district's fault. The teachers work hard and try their best.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Shhh
5   10/17/2011
This is Javonte. Excuse me, I needs to stay in ECHS. Whatever I do I want to ride the amtrak to bart arrive walk up to El Cerrito HS, and I commute to ECHS also. I forever live in Elk Grove now, and I hates new school name is Monterey Trail High School in Elk Grove. I won't wanna go to MTHS no anymore! Please ECHS office & principals.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - coolb

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,570 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Top 50%)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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