Literacy First Charter

  • Literacy First Charter serves 1,680 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (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 79% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Literacy First Charter placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.

Top Placements

Literacy First Charter places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Literacy First Charter's student population of 1,680 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 79 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students1,680 students
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Total Classroom Teachers79 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Literacy First Charter is ranked within the top 10% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Literacy First Charter 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 School Rank#597 out of 9602 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
29%
11%
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Hispanic
24%
54%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
41%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.690.64
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Graduation Rate90-94%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSan Diego County Office Of Education School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • El Cajon Anza Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 549 students
    0.3 miles
    1005 S. Anza St.
    El Cajon, CA 92020
    (619) 588-3116
    0.3 K-5 549
  • El Cajon Lexington Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 870 students
    0.5 miles
    1145 Redwood Ave.
    El Cajon, CA 92019
    (619) 588-3075
    0.5 K-5 870
  • El Cajon Empower Special Education School
    Grades: K-8 | 10 students
    0.6 miles
    165 Roanoke Rd.
    El Cajon, CA 92022
    (619) 588-3296
    0.6 K-8 10
  • El Cajon Chase Avenue Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 720 students
    0.7 miles
    195 E. Chase Ave.
    El Cajon, CA 92020
    (619) 588-3123
    0.7 K-5 720
  • El Cajon Diego Valley Charter Charter School
    Grades: K-12 | 455 students
    0.7 miles
    511 N. 2nd St.
    El Cajon, CA 92021
    (619) 870-0608
    0.7 K-12 455

School Reviews

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Although this school is absurdly Conservative (they are one of the few public schools that wouldn't show the Obama Education speech and wouldn't supply a good reason even though they have a focus on Patriotism), they have a great program, have small class sizes, and make good use of technology, are understanding of kids' individual needs, and have a high degree of parent involvement.
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