My son is a freshman and didn't know anyone when he started school. He already has made some good friends (we are four months into the school year) principally because of marching band (the "Maverick Brigade". The band kids are a great group and the parent supporters are amazing. The band teacher Ms. Mattison does a great job with the kids. Other than band everything is fine. The teachers seem good and my son enjoys most of his classes. I would encourage all parents to get their kids involved with something. There are many clubs on campus and being involved in something whether it's sports the band theater debate whatever will really make their school experience much richer and more rewarding. There are lots of wonderful opportunities at this school.
La Costa Canyon High School is a public high school in Encinitas. The principal of La Costa Canyon High School is Kyle Ruggles, whose e-mail is email@example.com. 2,295 students go to La Costa Canyon High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 5% of the La Costa Canyon High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 8% of the 2,295 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at La Costa Canyon High School is 21:1. North Coast Alternative High School is one of the nearest high schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Cross country
- Field hockey
- Martial arts self defense
- P.E. classes
- Rock climbing
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Water polo
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My child is an incoming sophomore at LCC and he loves it. He has excelled academically and athletically. He says his classes are fun and he learns a ton. Teachers care and Just like in any other school if your child finds the right friends he is bound for success. It's definitely not just an athletic school like some say. I believe he will be ready for college when the time comes. Amazing school and environment for any child! We love you LCC! Go Mavericks!
As a student at LCC I find that I have enjoyed my time here. I am not an intense athlete but do participate in cross country and track for the team bonding aspects. This school offers a great variety of classes for students who wish to take advanced classes. The school does need to get drugs under control though. There have been multiple times I have seen students high in a classroom. Most of the time these students play sports. This school needs to implement random druj testing for athletes because they do nothing about this problem. As for this not being an artistic school I completely disagree. There are multiple people who have a whole day dedicated to art. Take a your and you will see how beautiful out campus is compared to SDA and Torrey Pines.
A bad place for anyone different. If you are not a jock a stoner or a straight a student prepare to be bullied throughout the school year. Not a bad school for those who love sports but a horrible school for someone artistic.
A very bad school for a child who is not a jock or a college cound student. There is a major drug problem as well as a discouragement of individuality. If you are different artistic or if you plainly don't play sports expect to be bullied. Oh and fights are quite common as well as a high conservative christian population which tend to be extremely homophobic. Also quite a lack of diversity as 3/4ths of the students are white. Needless to say this is probably not the school for your kid. Try SDA.
This school has nothing to offer the student who is not college bound or a jock. Wikipedia states 97% of students at LCC are 'college bound'. A better statistic to know would be how many of those students graduate college. My point is THIS SCHOOL ASSUMES ALL STUDENTS ARE COLLEGE MATERIAL AND THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE FOR STUDENTS WHO WISH TO PURSUE A TRADE. There is a new business track hopefully it will morph into something for trade school bound students. And yes changing a class is a major undertaking if your student and the teacher are a poor fit. Not to mention my student was being BULLIED by a couple of other students and they ended up in a class together. Fortunately I was able to get her class changed b/c she is special ed and I knew what to say. But good luck to others. Ugh. Can't wait til she graduates.
This school has a beautiful campus but it ends there. The principal (Ruggles) is a bureacrat. He exercises no discretion and goes by the handbook. They should fire him and provide every family with a handbook to address all issues. A minor schedule change at the very beginning of the school year was a giant hassle. In my son's junior year I voiced a complaint about a teacher and the principal didn't even ask what the problem was - just stated that they would not change his schedule. When I pointed this out he suddenly wanted to know and then stated he hoped I'd found him responsive. I've encountered few impressive teachers here. This school has high test scores due to affluent families who invest in their kids. It's not due to the teachers and certainly not the principal.
La Costa Canyon doesn't prepare your child for higher education. Teachers do not let opinions heard nor do they give reasoning to grading. When a grade is challenged (positively or negatively) no explanation is given teachers feel offended when grades or authority in any way are challenged. Teachers need to learn arguments from students need to be heard within in reason. Teenagers are tough but teaching teenagers to debate properly is a good skill to learn on early in life. The way classes are held pamper students rather than challenging them for what lies ahead in college. Students need fewer assignments that are worth a higher percentage less group work and to be challenged more. College is important and La Costa Canyon focuses on sports. LCC needs to rethink what is important.
By far the best school I have had a child enrolled in.
I have had two of my three children graduate from LCC. The academic community and social experience were tremenous in transitioning to both a UC and Cal Poly. They were far better prepared for challenging academics than many of the stduents from throughout the state from public and private schools. We found that the greater LCC community is very welcoming.
My Daughter had a wonderful experience and it fully prepared her for college. She just completed her first year of college and earned all A's...Thank you LCC
This is a tough school but will prepare your child for college.
I've two children who currently attend LCC. Majority of the teachers are annoyed by the students grading their work & care only about test scores. Watch out if you have a child who has their own mind & doesn't fit into that little box the teacher thinks in. aAdministration is a NIGHTMARE unwilling to work with you if student & teacher are not a fit they refuse to do whats best for students they'd rather a student have no class then actually work with the student and get them in with another teacher. They would never want to offend there precious teachers egos. There are those few special teachers who excel & care about their students better hope you're the lucky one to get them. We just need to demand that the students are the most important in this equation not theadults and that the administration & teachers realize this.
The campus is large and beautiful and there are a wide variety of kinds of kids who attend. Even so a majority of the administration and a large chunk of the teachers obvioulsy hate their job and kids. They personally do not make the school enjoyable. It's up to the student body and the fewer truly amazing teachers to make going to school a good experience; otherwise the students feel like delinquents.
I transferred from another school district in the area to San Dieguito High School District and I was very apprehensive about going. However in these first couple months of my freshman year I've seen a tremendous growth in my self confidence grades and I feel so much more encouraged than I did in Oceanside schools. I am very pleased woth the decision I made to change districts and I would recomend this school to anyone who wants a quality learning experience and a friendly atmosphere. The involvment is huge and kids are very friendly here. This school has truly made my high school experience amzing. Thank you LCC. Go Mavs!
I'm very impressed with the educational opportunities at LCC. The school plays sports at the highest level.
This is a great school for sports. Lcc supports sports more than education. Beautiful campus (
Academically is very good but you have to make sure you get into the right classes. Some clicky groups but that's pretty normal. Very clean campus and a lot of good activities are planned
I loved my time at La Costa Canyon - from the administration to the teachers I felt supported and challenged. Also has a fantastic sports department.
This appears to be a truly great learning institution. The campus is spectacular and the parents I've met are very motivated about getting a quality education for their children. My grandson who we are raising is playing freshman football and has found this to be a very gratifying experience.