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4300 El Camino Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821

(916) 971-7430
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May 27, 2014
I'm an alumni of this school, and overall, it's a good school... Where it was lacking, was in challenging gifted students! See, when I was a student, I was so bored with school, and found no challenge in any of my classes, so I neglected to do my school work out of sheer boredom. It's not that I didn't understand the work; I did... It's that the teachers at the time, did little to boost my interest in the subject matter. Heavy workload doesn't make for good students, especially if they're gifted, and bored! They need an expanded GATE program; one that ensures that the gifted kids are encouraged to excel, rather than to languish in mediocrity with the average kids... And, they need to identify the gifted kids immediately, before they slip through the cracks, and become disillusioned with school. Gifted kids are often neglected by schools simply because the administration just doesn't understand what it takes to nurture the gifted kid's interest. There's my two cents worth. Again, great school, just needs an expanded GATE program. IB and EPI aren't enough...

- submitted by a community member
September 23, 2013
Look at the school's test scores. My son was a junior this year and they put him in chemistry AGAIN after he earned a B in it last year. The counselor said it could take a month to get him out of this class and others he did not sign up for - but not to hold his breath! So why was he in class if he was not going to earn any credits - just to give a teacher a job? After two years of bad teachers (not all of them) games, and wasting his time I pulled him out. So much more wrong but not enough to put it all down. This is NOT a fundamental school as its scores are embarrassing.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2013
It's a great educational school! I highly recommend it to students in San Juan school district

- submitted by a student
May 12, 2012
Excellent school. Something for everyone. My freshman has had a great experience in honors classes, sports, and band. I highly recommend it to families who care about a place where their kids can be well-rounded and cared about.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2011
The EPI program is the best program offered at thi school under the category of preparing you for your future!

- submitted by a community member
August 14, 2011
I really like this school! Honestly, I was really surprised how good El Camino is. I originally was in Churchill Middle School's IB program. I was fed up with all the busy work and fierce competition, and I decided not to go to Mira Loma. It's true that about half the students have mediocre grades, but there are a lot of students who do care and work hard for what they have. There are also many opportunities, including the Eagle Polytechnic Institute, which is excellent for engineers-to-be, plenty of sports & clubs, and AP/honors classes. The math and history departments are excellent while the science and English department could use a lot of improvement. The electives teachers are also very good, like the band teacher and drama teacher. Of course, like at any school, there will be brilliant teachers and the lazy ones who don't teach anything. Overall, this is a good school that hasn't released its full potential yet mostly because of the students themselves.

- submitted by a student
November 01, 2010
love this school. It is the best. the teachers do their best to help the students to prosper and grow. even though we are not the richest school we are blessed with creative teachers that can make it work.

- submitted by a student
April 26, 2010
I'm a teacher/Alumni of this school. ECHS is Consistently one of the best schools in San Juan. It boasts a rich culture that encourages students to participate in Sports, Performing Arts, and various other extra curriculars. Only draw back that I see is that the school is the second largest, one of the oldest, and probably most out of date (in technology) in San Juan. The staff work hard to maintain a helpful, equitable, and SAFE school.

- submitted by a teacher
March 27, 2010
I really like attending this school, my grades have improved drastically.

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December 07, 2009
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no rating September 16, 2009
High AP test scores; good community, great extracurriculars, great kids!

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July 31, 2009
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July 31, 2009
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July 15, 2009
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June 04, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 05, 2009
Great learning atmosphere for the young adults. Lots of clubs, sports and activities to keep them busy. Awsome stepping stone to college and life.

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March 18, 2009
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March 03, 2009
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February 10, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 14, 2009
On the contrary the school officials are wonderful, the school consistantly ranks in the highest area of test scores in the state. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2009
My son is new to El Camino and I have found school officials to be somewhat rude and unhelpful. On the four different occasions I've interacted with EC administration I found them to extremely disinterested in helping. On a brighter note, my son does seem to like his teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2008
this school is great. despite some rumors that may go around, quite a few of the students here are very friendly. i am a freshman this year and i came in only knowin 2-3 people. after only a week, i had met so many new friends. most of the teachers are great. this school uses an online grade site so students and their paretns ca check their grades anytime. though, sometimes teachers make mistakes. i came to el camino from a private K-8 school and i like it here so much better. El camino definitely gives the students the freedom to express yourself. i definitely recommend this school to anyone who wants a good education and a great, fun high school experience. =]

- submitted by a student
August 31, 2008
I see a big change with the lack of Leadership after Mr. Boone left. Students don't even know who the new principle is. Dress codes are not enforced like they used to be & if you aren't in Basketball or Football, then your sport does not matter. Academics & teachers are strong the last 2 years - which is too late to help students get ready for college. Why? I just don't know. Parent of 2 ECHS students

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
I think El Camino is a great school. The teachers all care about the students, and the students want to be there. Because of strict policies, there is little bullying and violence. The students also all want to be there and most take school seriously. The Avid program is also excellent. people complain because you must have decent grades to do extracurricular activities, but it's not that hard to get decent grades. You just have to pay attention and do your work and try hard. It''s not like you have to have perfect grades. The requirement to stay in sports is a little above a 2.0 which is pretty easy to get. the students are also pretty friendly the not school isn't really made up of cliques. Overall it's a great school.

- submitted by a student
April 19, 2008
If your child is serious about college prep, El Camino looks good on paper but it falls short. Lots of AP and Honors classes, some of those teachers are very good but... there's just something in the air here that breeds a certain mediocrity. Can't really blame the school for that, it's a culture thing. If your kid seems destined for Harvard or Stanford, then El Camino is not the place to be; if your kid is more in line with Chico State or UC Santa Cruz, then El Camino is a good match. First two years notorious for being unchallenging to academically oriented kids.

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April 02, 2008
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March 26, 2008
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March 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 04, 2008
The teachers are really helpful and the counselers do all that they can to prepare us for college

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February 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 26, 2007
This has been a wonderful school for our son. He has good friends, peers and teachers and memories, plus a top notch education to go through life with. Mel and Julia Miller

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October 26, 2007
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October 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2007
Success depends upon the student, parent and faculty. The faculty at El Camino High is ready to address the serious student's needs, as well as the serious parent's help. The faculty can be reminded to keep standards/expectations high. This means: They can expect students to do more work with higher standards- and in exchange- they provide dynamic professional attention and guidance. Administration can be expected to keep difficult discipline problems out of the classroom. El Camino can expect parents to provide more ideas & help. And- most importantly- El Camino students can be expected to keep themselves productive, socially involved, respectful. Keep up the excellent work everyone! There is no limit to our accomplishments if we parents, faculty, and students take responsibilty for our own work load. Do your job, and do it well- so you can be proud of your efforts at the end of the day Oh, and yes EPI rocks!

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October 02, 2007
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September 06, 2007
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August 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2007
My daughter just graduated from ECFHS and she had a fantastic experience! She was able to take all of the honors and AP classes that she wanted, and was able to get into her first choice school, UC Santa Barbara. She was able to participate in a great variety of sports and extra-curricular activities, and her dad and I never regretted the choice she made to attend there. Anyone can be successful at ECFHS no matter what they choose to pursue and they will be accepted and encouraged all the way. The music program is superior there and has definitely become the finest one in the area in the last 10 years. Parents are involved, but this area can always continue to grow.

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April 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2006
El Camino has lost their Zero tolerance policy. For kids to try to get into college with AP, sports, and extracurricular they don't have any free time. If a kid is failing they don't really work with them to get better. The EPI program is great though and promotes peer bonding. Some great teachers though it is near impossible to switch if you have a bad one. El Camino is the best school in the district.

- submitted by a student
September 02, 2006
Great school, both academically and with lots of extracurricular activities. Great parent support with boosters and PTSA. Excellent teaching staff.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2006
Academic programs does not uphold the standards that the fundamental school tries to stand for. There was not much interaction between parent and teacher. The communication level was very poor and not much support from the teachers. Extracurricular activities are available but it doesn't do any good when your student is not able to maintain the grade necessary to continue to participate in any extracurricular activities. Parent involvement is very necessary for your student to be successful. However, the teacher needs to be involved just as much as the parent needs to be. School officials do not appear to be as supportive as they should be in regards to their students. I believe that their expectations are not high enough for their students. The whole 3 years that my son has been there I have not seen any progress in his education.

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2006
Its a Great academic and sports school.

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March 21, 2006
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January 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2005
This is an excellent school. The enrollment for honors and advanced placement classes is increasing exponentially. Also it has ranked #1 on the state standardized/star testing which is wonderful. There is an extensive performing arts program opportunities. It has choirs, bands, photography, ceramics, art. The school even has an art gallery to display the talented kid's work in showings. The classes are really interesting. Also it has an EPI technology program that really aids kids going into the engineering program.

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December 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2005
The school seems to offer solid academic programs but few options for kids who are not on a traditional 4 year university track. Extra Curricular activities are expensive and though we are fortunate enough to pay for them, many families would be shut out due to expense, particularly the dance/drill team. Parents seem to be involved and in many programs are mandated. This is helpful, however sometimes difficult if both parents work full time.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2005
This was a great school to grow up with. Though there were times when there was obvious favoritism by certain teachers/coaches, I was able to rise above that to become a great tennis player- leaving my baseball career behind, at the same time. Academics were stressed-by some of the teachers. One could tell, the first day of class, if it was going to be a challenging class, or not. I was one of the students that was there to be challenged, academically. By my senior year, I was bored with my classes because it seemed that at that point, the teachers were just there to get you graduated-it was up to you to push yourself, academically.

- submitted by a former student
September 08, 2005
I just would not recommend this school as a choice for my high school student ever. My child happens to be an ok student but the administration doesnt want to deal with anthing...including the teachers who are disrespectful.

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June 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2005
The teachers at this school do not take the time to discuss issues with students. If they don't like the way the student does something, they just refer them to the office instead of trying to solve the issue themselves. It is not a good school for students who may need a little more one on one with the teacher, than most other students. If you want your child to get frustrated with school, this is the school for you! If sports is your thing, this is the school for you, they are more concerned about thier sports programs, than in educating the child!

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2004
El Camino has a terrific staff of teachers who are involved and helpful both to the parents and more importantly avaliable to the students. The campus is a wonderful environment for students, the administration and staff are usually always on top of problems that arise in any high school setting. They provide excellent career-building and college focused teaching to the students, the counselers are seemingly always available, again for both the parents and the students. Simply a wonderful school with great teachers, reflected in high test scores and mature students.

- submitted by a parent
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El Camino Fundamental High School
4300 El Camino Avenue, Sacramento, CA  95821
(916) 971-7430
Last modified El Camino Fundamental High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
El Camino Fundamental High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top