El Camino Real Charter High School

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El Camino Real Charter High School
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El Camino Real Charter High School is located in San Fernando Valley
El Camino Real Charter High School
El Camino Real Charter High School
El Camino Real Charter High School is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
El Camino Real Charter High School
El Camino Real Charter High School
El Camino Real Charter High School is located in California
El Camino Real Charter High School
El Camino Real Charter High School
El Camino Real Charter High School is located in the US
El Camino Real Charter High School
El Camino Real Charter High School
5440 Valley Cir Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Coordinates 34°10′14″N 118°38′35″W / 34.170422°N 118.643127°W / 34.170422; -118.643127Coordinates: 34°10′14″N 118°38′35″W / 34.170422°N 118.643127°W / 34.170422; -118.643127
Information
School type Charter
Opened February 3, 1969
School district Los Angeles Unified School District
Principal David Hussey
Grades 9–12
Enrolment 3,868 (2014-15)[1]
Color(s) Blue, gold, and white             
Nickname Conquistadores
Newspaper The King's Courier
Yearbook El Corazón
Website

El Camino Real Charter High School (also known locally as "ECR" or "Elco") is a charter secondary school located in the Woodland Hills district of the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California. The school, founded in 1969, was designed to emulate a small college campus, with a large central "quad" and an open campus policy.

ECR serves portions of Woodland Hills and West Hills and also maintains a sizable "traveling" student population from other areas of the district.

ECR's Academic Performance Index was 832 out of 1,000 in 2012.[2]

From March 31, 2009, El Camino Real High School became a California Distinguished School. In December 2010, the teachers and staff at the school voted for it to become a charter school. This change took effect in the fall of 2011.

Academic competitions[edit]

Academic Decathlon team[edit]

The school's Academic Decathlon team won national titles in 1998, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2017, and 2018.[3]

JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society)[edit]

JETS promotes interest in engineering, science, math and technology in high school students and provides them with real-world engineering teamwork and problem-solving experiences. The Team participates in the TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) Competition that occurs annually in March and is hosted and sponsored by the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC).

  • In 2006, the ECR JETS Team won 2nd place at the Southern California Regional Varsity Competition, missing First Place to Beverly Hills High School by one point.
  • In 2007, the ECR JETS Team again won 2nd place at the Southern California Regional Varsity Competition, increasing their score significantly by 7 points but once again missing First Place to Beverly Hills High School by only one point.
  • In 2008, the ECR JETS Team won 1st place at the Southern California Regional Varsity Competition, defeating rival Beverly Hills High School. El Camino Real also placed second in the state of California, and advanced to the nationals.
  • In 2009, the ECR JETS Team had tied a second place with another high school at their division. However, the team had only received the trophy of the third place because of a random tie breaker.
  • In 2010, the ECR JETS Team placed 1st in Regionals and progressed to Nationals.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In 1998 the school had 3,315 students.[5][when?]7% African American, 1% American Indian, 25% Asian, 33% White, 65% Latino, 5% English Learners, 7% Special Education, 43% Gifted and Talented, 22% Economically Disadvantaged, 15% Students moving in and out of this school during the year.[citation needed] Over 1,000 of them, as of 1998, were classified as "gifted and talented". Several area parents disliked the LAUSD magnet program points admission system, so they chose to instead move to the ECR attendance zone and enroll their gifted-classified children there.[5]

As of 1998 70% of ECR students moved on to colleges and universities compared to 52% overall for LAUSD.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Camino Real Charter High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ El Camino Real Senior High in WOODLAND HILLS, CA | Best High Schools | US News
  3. ^ Academic Decathlon National Champions Archived March 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ JETS 2010 National Rankings, for the 11th/12th grade category.
  5. ^ a b c Hardy, Terry. "Top of the Class" (education section). Los Angeles Magazine. Emmis Communications, October 1998. Vol. 43, No. 10. ISSN 1522-9149. Start: p. 52. CITED: p. 68.
  6. ^ "1998 All-NFL Team". infoplease.com. 
  7. ^ Elling, Steve (October 22, 1989). "El Camino Real Fullback Anderson Raised by Protective Father". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ Chu, Henry (March 9, 1992). "El Camino Real High Team Wins State Academic Decathlon and a Spot in Nationals". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Fire signs forward Barouch, midfielder Videira". WFMY. March 10, 2011. Archived from the original on March 26, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ "America Ferrera – Biography – Movies & TV – NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. April 18, 1984. Retrieved May 22, 2011. 
  11. ^ Sondheimer, Eric (April 14, 2013). "Ex-ECR standout Conor Jackson announces his retirement". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  12. ^ Bolch, Ben (August 18, 2011). "Boston Red Sox call up El Camino Real's Ryan Lavarnway". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  13. ^ Ryan Finley Arizona Daily Star. "Glove affair: Dad helps Mejia become big-play shortstop". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  14. ^ Farmer, Sam (May 6, 1990). "El Camino Real Baseball Team Strikingly Similar to '78 Version". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  15. ^ Elling, Steve (April 21, 1993). "Competitiveness Feeds El Camino Real's Wolf". Los Angeles Times. 
  16. ^ Fletcher, Jeff (March 3, 1994). "After Banner Junior Season, El Camino Real's Ace Pitcher Hasn't Changed His Prioritie". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 

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