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About This School

Escondido High School is a public high school in Escondido. The principal of Escondido High School is Richard Watkins, whose e-mail is 2,844 students go to Escondido High School and are mostly Asian; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 19% of the Escondido High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 51% of the 2,844 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Escondido High School is 22:1. Classical Academy High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 3%
Hispanic 63% 55%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Filipino 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 26% 35%
Unspecified 0.7% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 9283%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.7%
Multiracial 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 41%
Limited English proficiency 19% 20%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    First week and a half has been wonderful. The counselor spent a lot of time with us and got my son the exact classes he wanted. There are a lot of gang members there so he transferred to honors classes and that solved that problem. They say a lot fewer drugs here than at San Pasqual where he attended previously. The office ladies were less grumpy than at SP; the asst princ and nurse were nice to us; really a completely different experience than enrolling at San Pasqual.

  • (6 years ago)

    Attended all four years. Mostly their honors and A.P. courses. Really prepared me for university courses.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a parent of a sophomore and senior at EHS I must say that all my experiences dealing with the staff have been superb. All my questions and concerns are answered and met within a reasonable amount of time. EHS' test scores continue to flourish which I believe is due to a well-qualified teaching staff as well as students who are so eager to learn. Also EHS is ranked the highest performing high school in Escondido. This is probably due to the numerous Honors and Advanced Placement classes which are devoted to collegiate levels of learning. Students have a wide array of clubs and extracurricular activiites to choose from. If sports are your child's passion EHS is the place to be offering numerous sports teams. Last year nine teams of EHS athletes were honored as Valley League Champions. Your student will be proud to be a cougar loyal strong and true.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is an excellent school with great teachers student body and faculty. My child has gone there all for years and has been nothing but happy with the teachers and education she has recieved.

  • (8 years ago)

    I can only judge the honors program at EHS. Overall the teachers were excellent just a couple my girls sophomore years that I did not like the way they taught. As for the principal we got a new one this year and didn't really get to know her.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great caring teachers. A school that has really improved and serves the needs of the community well.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a son who is a sophomore this year and he is so encouraged and eager to be at this school that I would have to say that ehs is the best school for kids in escondido and they have the best band in town! The band director is great and he makes the kids responsible and want to be responsible for their learning and that is reflected in their other classes I have another son who will attend ehs next year and I can't wait for him to get involved in band too!

  • (9 years ago)

    My 15 year old son has had a very positive experience so far at Escondido High School. He just finished his freshman year and took advantage of the 'MAGIC' program offered at this school. His Algebra grade has improved since participating in this free course offered a few times a week. MAGIC program is flexible so he was able to play sports and still participate and benefit. All in all the kids are responsible the parents are involved and the attitude of the students is positive and progressive. I feel safe allowing my son go to this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Escondido High School is an under performing school. The administrative staff is not able to create a safe orderly learning environment. The teaching staff is under qualified. Moreover parental involvement is practically nonexistent.

  • (9 years ago)

    Escondido has always had a bad wrap but it really isn't bad whatsoever. EHS has a great faculty and a great student body.

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