El Camino Real Charter High

    5440 Valley Cir. Blvd., Woodland Hills, 91367























    Student body

    Student body ethnicity ?
    • Enrollment: 3,766 students
    • Free and reduced-price lunch: 16.0% ?
    • English language learners: 2.7%
    • Diversity rank: 9/10 ?
    Source: 2012-13 state data


    • Total teachers: 123
    • Student-teacher ratio: 31:1 ?
    Source: 2012-13 state data


    Academic Performance Index (API) ?
    Unofficial Rank: 9/10 ?
    Source: 2008-2013 state data
    California Standards Tests (STAR) ?
    Students scoring "proficient" or above:






  • Students in advanced math: 34% ?
  • No Child Left Behind (AYP) ?
    Fail: Missed five of 14 federal targets for 2012

    Pass: Met federal targets for 2011

    Fail: Missed four of 22 federal targets for 2010

    Fail: Missed one of 22 federal targets for 2009

    Pass: Met federal targets for 2008

    Fail: Missed two of 18 federal targets for 2007

    SAT Reasoning Test ?
    Source: 2011-2012 state data reported for 464 participants
    Math: 536   Reading: 515   Writing: 520
    Source: 2010-2011 state data reported for 415 participants
    Math: 541   Reading: 513   Writing: 518
    Source: 2009-2010 state data reported for 368 participants
    Math: 547   Reading: 527   Writing: 534

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      13 comments about El Camino Real Charter High

      El camino is an excellent school and the comments about how it is racist is sooo wrong they just have too many students so they kick out students who are basically failing and have gotten expelled. It is academically amazing and it is an honor to be at one of the best schools and the principals are so nice and helpful and the offices have a lot of kids to handle if parents want to talk the best way is to contact them. I love El Camino!!!!!!! :)

      — Roajhaan
      March 8, 2011 at 7:45 p.m.

      I am researching high schools for my son to attend, unfortunately, these comments are so discouraging that I wonder why anyone attends this school. Reading the racist comments from students are shocking and hurtful.

      — concerned
      December 24, 2010 at 11:07 a.m.

      ECR is a great school but is very over crowded the are too many students and that is hurting the students. The staff is good but they have too many rules that are not needed. Students cannot wear hats but walking around basically naked is ok and they do not need to fix the bathroom, the stalls dont close the toilets dont flush but most of the time the bathrooms are locked and we have to wait until we get home or somewhere where it is open and that could take hours. The fact the API score is high is great but we need to get more teachers because having 43+ students per class makes it hard to learn andhard to teach. We also need to get new books so that we could have books at school and at home because carring 5 textbooks back and forth is hard and cause back problems that last the rest of our lives. I am glad i go to ecr but i wish they would change so that we could have a better high school experience.

      — M&M
      September 24, 2010 at 11:42 a.m.

      JeremyI's comment above is a perfect example of El Camino's general attitude.

      This school is full of privileged white people who think this school is better than everyone else in the Valley because they've kicked out half the "Negroes" and "Wetbacks".

      And now the principal wants to push the school going charter to ferret out those last Colored folk and make ECR the lily-white school it so wants to be. Goooooo ECR!!

      — HighlanderMan
      September 22, 2010 at 5:20 p.m.

      It's great if you like over crowded hallways and classrooms, the jocky militaristic principal who feels free to shove students, the random body and backpack searches of kids by drug sniffing dogs, and too many administrative staff members who are consistently discourteous to parents. I've stood waiting at the counseling office desk for over 10 minutes before the clerk -- who was literally 24 inches away from the front desk--bothered to look up to acknowledge my presence.

      Sorry, this is just another large urban school with an average API score, that masks truly poor underlying academic performance by a large portion of the student body. As of 2009 only 44% of it's students are proficient in Math and only 66.7% percent are proficient in English. If these score were grades El Camino would be getting an "F" and a "D".

      I'd love to see the "value-added" scores for the teachers at this school.

      — Mulholland Mom
      September 5, 2010 at 6:50 p.m.

      Hey Jay, why don't you shut your mouth because Cleveland has a majority of illegal mexicans (latinos) and a majority of them are not knowledged.

      — jeremy i
      June 25, 2010 at 3:16 p.m.

      The comments above are actually embarrassing considering not one person has used perfect grammar... but they are not an accurate representation of El Camino. As large and crowded of a school as it is, students still feel a sense of community. Also, there are some really great teachers, but of course there are the not-so-great ones, as there are at any school. In addition, I personally have been in a few different high schools, and of all, El Camino has given me the best experience. Overall, if you are a parent looking to send your student to an LAUSD high school, El Camino is the best option.

      — ElCo Student
      April 25, 2010 at 12:16 p.m.

      El camino is a great school I attended there in 1990's now I dont know how it has changed but if the rules are still inforced its still a good school

      — kamiko davis
      January 7, 2010 at 7:41 p.m.

      Apparently it's not Mr. Freddy...I'm a cleveland alumni and even i know that it's Chatsworth and not Chastworth even though i haven't been in the valley for years....i guess El Co just does not teach you how to spell?

      — Jay
      December 4, 2009 at 1:09 a.m.

      i go to elco and it's the best high school compared to taft,canoga and chastworth...Your kids have a better oppotunity here than any other schools...

      — Freddy
      November 30, 2009 at 7:10 p.m.

      It seems like El Camino has become a school for athletes.
      I think athletics and extracurricular activities are important, but I hope children like my daughter who are not award- winning athletes get the attention they deserve at this school. The principal and even the assistant principal seem more concerned with basketball and soccer than anything else...

      — Elco Parent
      October 22, 2009 at 6:31 p.m.

      I am an alumni and I have to say that after attending Palisades High, for a year back in the late 90's, El Camino Real High prove to be a better school where I found counselors and teacher to be more patient and dedicated when ever I had questions or concerns. The great thing about El Camino Real, is that it offers four seperate levels of classes for students to take in case a student could not make it to honors or Ap's. They could select enrichment classes that were more challenging and prepare students for a possible honors/ap class for the next year. Overall, I had a great experience and I encourage parents to enroll their teens at El Camino Real, because frankly it's the best high school not to be a charter in LAUSD and you can't beat the diversity and location of the school.

      — Joe Mejia
      December 18, 2008 at 8:56 p.m.

      I have two daughters who attend this school. They love it. The only problem that I have had with this school is the administrative staff in the office. Very unhelpful and non responsive staff. If you are given a notice that doesnt seem right to you, please do some research because more than likely it will be an error on the school's part. They will not check to see if a mistake has been made, it will be up to you the parent to prove them wrong. I have had 3 such experiences thus far.

      — B.A. Parent
      September 4, 2008 at 4:57 p.m.

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