PROFICIENCY 22% 42% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
46%Grossmont Union High
29%El Cajon

El Cajon Valley High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Grossmont Union High" in El Cajon, CA. There are a total of 1,720 students and 81 teachers at El Cajon Valley High, for a student to teacher ratio of 22 to 1. There are a total of 1,215 free lunch students and 285 reduced lunch students.

El Cajon Valley High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 22.0%, which is 42% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio22:1
Free lunch1215
Reduced lunch285


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At El Cajon Valley High, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School13%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School31%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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El Cajon Valley High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 48.6% 46.3% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 9.0% 7.3% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 2.3% 3.1% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 35.8% 33.9% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 0.6% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.5% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 3.5% 8.2% 3.1% 3.1%

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Diego Valley Charter6%0.8El Cajon, CA
Literacy First Charter67%0.9El Cajon, CA
Bostonia Language Academy22%1.1El Cajon, CA
Magnolia Elementary27%1.1El Cajon, CA
Anza Elementary27%1.2El Cajon, CA
Johnson Elementary17%1.2El Cajon, CA
Greenfield Middle School23%1.3El Cajon, CA
Meridian Elementary34%1.4El Cajon, CA

El Cajon demographics profile

StatisticEl CajonCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)6,75123291
Median age33.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%52%55%
Speak English50%56%79%
Speak Spanish39%29%13%

Education level achieved in El Cajon

IndexEl CajonCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade79.5%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school78.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college55.8%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.0%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters4.3%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.6%1.3%
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