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About This School

Literacy First Charter School is a charter middle school in El Cajon. The principal of Literacy First Charter School is Debbie Beyer and can be contacted at debbie.beyer@lfcsinc.org. 730 children attend Literacy First Charter School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 23% of the Literacy First Charter School students are "limited in English proficiency." 34% of the 730 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Literacy First Charter School is 18:1. Cajon Valley Community Day School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 52% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 13%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 22% 2%
Hispanic 17% 52%
Filipino 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 2490%
Unspecified 0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 65%
Limited English proficiency 23% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This is our second year and we love our school! Great communication between the parents and staff. Lots of opportunities for parents to come and be apart of their child's day. Overall we couldn't have picked a better school for our daughter's education!! Very pleased and always recommending!!

  • (7 months ago)

    Literacy First teachers care for you child even while expecting academic excellence for all students. They have a wonderful extended year/day schedule that allows for lots of breaks in between the rigorous academics as well as special events. They use the latest in teaching techniques including music movement memorization activities special projects and more. I highly recommend the elementary school for a solid character based education. They require all parents to volunteer 40 hours per year which enables the school to do more with less money.

  • (10 months ago)

    We are delighted that our granddaughter is attending LFCS. She looks forward to school each day! Thank you LFCS.

  • (10 months ago)

    LFCS is an amazing school. The teachers and staff really care about the students and want them to succeed. They follow a "learn through experience" philosophy and in kindergarten my son learned so many things without realizing he was even learning. He was having so much fun! We are blessed that our son got a spot in this school and I am thankful that he is getting such a wonderful education.

  • (10 months ago)

    It very good school my two son and daughter in 8 .7 and k grade.great staff

  • (11 months ago)

    I feel good about Literacy First Charter School. My son has only completed kindergarten here but I feel the future of his education is in good hands. Not only that the school is very supportive. It is more like a family.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have been a part of LFCS for three years now and beyond words that can express been completely in awe of our school. Staff teachers principal vice principal all support staff have always put the kids first and paid attention to details that prepare our kids for the world outside. The teachers are the best in our nation!

  • (1 year ago)

    Awesome - great job. Very caring staff. Attention to what kind of character the next generation will have. Not teaching the me first mentality.

  • (1 year ago)

    pretty good so far my grandson is in it and he is very precocious. he is doing well and seems to enjoy the challenges

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter has gone to Literacy First since 3rd grade and now in 5th she has made honor roll each reporting period since 4th grade and her mom and I couldnt be more happy with the teachers and staff. We feel so blessed to have our daughter at Literacy First Charter School. Roger

  • (3 years ago)

    Wow really? Great staff? I have notice how rude and negative some have been towards the children. Yes even yelling. When you complain to the office nothing gets done and it always ends up being your childs fault. I guess that teaches our kids good self- estem.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughters grades have soared and the small class sizes are great. We love the teachers and how they genuinely care for the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and the staff really strive to make the school a great place to learn.

  • (4 years ago)

    Because your childs education matters! They have respect for all and there number one concern is the children. They are there so your chidren secceed. The teachers want to be there and love what they do!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers really care about the educational social and spiritual development of each student.

  • (4 years ago)

    Caring staff high standards cutting edge technology safe environment!

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful dedicated teachers. Teachers that care about individual needs of the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    because it is a great school my mom teaches there and she loves it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Literacy First Charter is an outstanding school for teaching out children. Great patient and understanding teachers and staff. Compared to other public schools my older children have attended this Charter is far the best!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school for several reasons. The teachers genuinely care about our kids and help them to succeed. If a child does need extra help they get it through on campus tutoring or one on one with the teacher. The class sizes are small with only 20 kids per class in the Primary Academy and 25 kids per class in the Junior Academy. Parent involvement is not only appreciated but encouraged.

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