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About This School

Calexico High School is a public high school in Calexico. The principal of Calexico High School is Gilbert Mendez, who can be contacted at gmendez@calexico.k12.ca.us. 2,136 children attend Calexico High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 46% of the Calexico High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 80% of the 2,136 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Calexico High School is 20:1. Aurora High (Continuation) School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 99% 99%
Asian 0.6% 0.6%
White, non-Hispanic 0.6% 0.5%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.05% 0.04%
Filipino 0.05% 0.08%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.03%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.02%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 9216%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 68%
Limited English proficiency 46% 64%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    students with musical creativity and academic potential. In a strong and united community. Pride honor and excellence.

  • (3 years ago)

    Calexico high school is awesome I just moved there from Brawley .. I like it much better. The people are very nice the teachers are great .. And the school events are so much fun never been to a school more spirited and creative !

  • (3 years ago)

    there are several great teachers who strive their hardest to improve a students education however the administration is abysmal

  • (4 years ago)

    12 Bill Gates Winners #1 in Imperial County 85% Going to College Rate is also #1 in Imperial County; 33 admitted to UC Riverside 19 admitted to UC San Diego Wow!

  • (4 years ago)

    I don't like this school i hate the new rules and the rule of not hugs not even your friends it sucks like the new principal or i don't know what is that person mr. Sanchez and his new rules. We have to carry our books and i have to walk to home with books in my hand with the hot! weather more than 105c and this school must be give us 2 books one for home and one for keep it in school at class and this school isn't following that rule. The school was better like before.

  • (5 years ago)

    Calexico High School is a great school if students know how to get the right classes that will be challenging also if students would be more respectful for the teachers that are dedicating their full time to teaching.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have read all reviews for CHS and I agree with most of what is written. Just as many schools in CA there is a lot of room for improvement. It is true that the school is slowly improving in areas like aesthetics and teacher qualification. However it is sad to see that some of the problems mentioned in the reviews commented on this website are still a problem. Since 2003 there is definitely not enough support for the growth of CHS. Classes are packed and the school is CROWDED the cafeteria is inadequate . Modernization is taking place but what Calexico needs is a new high school. In addition my biggest question is how in the world is CUSD still keeping the 9th graders at the jr. high? That is wrong in many aspects. I guess it only happens in Calexico where we try to fix what was never broken.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school once again has proven to be a waste for talented people. I think this school needs better preparation and administration for the sake of our children futures.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school focuses most of its curriculum on English learners and remediation of basic skills. Efforts are made to improve this school but a disfunctional district administration hinders potential.

  • (8 years ago)

    With a permanent principal things are improving slowly. One major issue is student apathy. Another is lack of parental involvement. Only a handful of parents are involved with the school and working with teachers to keep students on task. Parents need to check student homework assignments communicate with teachers volunteer to work in the school through the new parent center and remind their children that the child's number one priority should be the job of student! State testing scores are improving. The high school is the one school keeping the district from being taken over by the state of California as an underperforming district. The quality of academic programs is improving but some teachers still believe that the students cannot succeed in a rigorous course and 'dumb down' the material. Parents need to be watching closely to see that their children are challenged to produce in the classroom and expected to learn.

  • (9 years ago)

    School Facilties need a good 'lift up' grass areas and especially classrooms lack a great deal of attention; they need to be improved. Strong leadership is required. Teachers do their best with what they got.

  • (9 years ago)

    i really love this school. Very easy to get involved with your sons academic needs. The teachers are great andmany of them are recognized throughout the state. There are extra curricular activities available to the students.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child is a current student and Calexico High School adn this school has poor communication with the children and parents. We just got a new principal and most parents were not advised about this new administrator coming to this school. Also there is no comunication with the students teachers have no time to be with the students with such large classes. The classes will now be full and some classes required for graduation will not be taken. The classrooms and supplies that are given to these students are still from when I was attending school. They need to buy chair and desk that actually work. With little changes this highschool can someday become a enviroment for the children to be taught until the changes are made this is no enviroment for children to learn.

  • (10 years ago)

    To be Honest Calexico High School does need to have some big changes. There are so many problems with the school and its faculty and the board of education. The school seems more concern with Sports than with education itself. Another problem is with the attitude that students and teachers haved. Students don't really care about the study and most of the teachers just want the pay and get out of school. Of course this doesn't apply to all the faculty I have seen several good teachers such as Mr. Orduna a very respectable teacher with the heart to teach the students. The students from his class care about their study because their teacher cares about them. There should be a mutual relationship between the school and the students. Yes school should be a place where students learn to have fun but the priority should be on their education.

  • (10 years ago)

    lack of leadership skills. Students are not informed of what happens in campus nor community (e.g. In 2003 school changed principal without informing students nor parents). Many teachers not qualified--homework nor classwork helps to understand what academic tests require.

  • (10 years ago)

    The district doesn't support the growth of the school community. The teachers are worried more about their salaries than teaching their students.

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