School Details

El Camino High (Continuation) School

14625 Keese Drive, Whittier, CA 90604
(562) 944-0033
NR

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 360 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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  • This school in 2013
  • Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

El Camino High (Continuation) School is a public high school in La Mirada. The principal of El Camino High (Continuation) School is Darryl Brown, whose e-mail is dbrown@nlmusd.k12.ca.us. 360 students go to El Camino High (Continuation) School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 17% of the El Camino High (Continuation) School students have "limited English proficiency." 85% of the 360 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at El Camino High (Continuation) School is 20:1. La Mirada High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 12%
Hispanic 81% 76%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Filipino 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 1% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% %
Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 20183%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 54%
Limited English proficiency 17% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I attended El Camino 90-91 if it was not for the staff as well as the support of the teachers at El Camino I would have never finished high school. Continuation school is not that bad you work at your own pace and you come to realize that the faster and more effort you put in to completing your studies the faster they will get done so parents do not give up on your child because If there is a will there is a way.

  • (6 years ago)

    It is sad to see that a continuation school was doing better than a regular school. I attended La Mirada High but had to come here and this is where I excelled the most and was able to graduate earlier. Great staff great teachers. I could not have asked for more.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son started El Camino this year and I can't tell you how happy I am with his progress now he comes home and wants to talk about what he's learning the teachers and staff are great there so positive it really make a difference. Keep up the great work !!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I attended this school and graduated class of 2002. I made up all my credits in time for grauation thanks to all my teachers I had. The teachers seem to take time to show you something you didnt understand than a regular school. Thank you to all the staff and teachers!

  • (7 years ago)

    I did think this was a good school for my soon but as soon as I send him his grades went up. the staff is very nice and friendly. The school goes out of their way to help the students

  • (7 years ago)

    I did not want to send my daughter to the school but after doing so I could not have been happier. The staff was great and Mr. Brown goes out of his way to make this a great school!!! I give this school credit for my daughter finishing High School!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    When I Went there (2003-2004). The teachers are probably the best teachers I've ever had in high school. Besides that this school was NO challenge what so ever. The only positive thing was the staff is great and doesn't treat you like an idiot.

  • (10 years ago)

    El Camino has really good teachers that influence the students to do good. For being a continuation school its pretty good.

  • (11 years ago)

    Much to my surprise my son [has] excelled at El Camino. I noticed a change in his attitude and grades from the very beginning. He enjoyed El Camino and felt that the teachers there were just what he needed. The teachers treat the students as the indiviuals that they are and are very accomadating with the students personal needs. Not only is it neccesary for the parents to be involved with their children it is also important that the teachers show that they care about their students and this is what I feel my son got from this school. An attitude from teachers telling him that he was somebody and that whatever he put his mind to he could accomplish. My hat goes off to the teachers at El Camino High for their continued support of these students who could not or would not maintain at a main stream school. Way to go!

  • (11 years ago)

    I transfer in to this school becuse of creadits and my old school was trying to teach to me but to the class this school work with the student the princpal cares about the students and trys to help them out if and when they need it.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son got lost in the crowded classrooms at another high school and the teacher's just didn't seem to care. He went from A's and B's to D's and F's. I transferred him to El Camino to catch up on his credits and he was back to A's and B's. Even had perfect attendance the whole year. He just graduated last night and the ceremony was very personal and fun. The staff is very friendly and the classrooms are small so there's more one on one with the teacher. Great school!

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