799 E. Washington Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Literacy First Charter serves 1,862 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Literacy First Charter placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,862 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 20% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Literacy First Charter's student population of 1,862 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 95 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Total Students
1,862 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
95 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Literacy First Charter is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Literacy First Charter is 0.71, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1130 out of 9659 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
40%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
51%
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
22:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Literacy First Charter and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
35%
12%
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Hispanic
24%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Literacy First Charter and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Black
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Literacy First Charter and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
White
34%
22%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Literacy First Charter and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Literacy First Charter and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Literacy First Charter.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.71
This chart display the diversity score of Literacy First Charter and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≥95%
84%
Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Literacy First Charter and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Literacy First Charter's ranking?
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

65% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 73% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

What is the graduation rate of Literacy First Charter?

The graduation rate of Literacy First Charter is 95%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.

How many students attend Literacy First Charter?

1,862 students attend Literacy First Charter.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

35% of Literacy First Charter students are Asian, 34% of students are White, 24% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Literacy First Charter?

Literacy First Charter has a student ration of 20:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Literacy First Charter offer ?

Literacy First Charter offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-12

What school district is Literacy First Charter part of?

Literacy First Charter is part of Literacy First Charter School District.

School Reviews

5   11/9/2010
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.
- Posted by Parent - asdfa

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,862 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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