The City of El Segundo, California is located 13 miles southwest of Los Angeles. The town is bordered to the north by Los Angeles International Airport, to the south by the Chevron Refinery, to the east by industry and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. This unique position creates a hometown atmosphere amidst a larger metropolitan area.
El Segundo High School will provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to become lifelong learners, effective communicators, and socially-productive citizens who will be prepared for choices and challenges in a global society.
2012 AP Honor Roll for Expanding Opportunity and Improving Performance for AP Students
U.S. News & World Report: Ranked 289, Best High School in the United States, 2015 and Newsweek: 488 in the nation, 2015.
California Distinguished School
El Segundo High School is a California Distinguished School, 2003-2015.
Although a small high school, every effort is made to provide students with competitive and rigorous courses. As a result many Advanced Placement, Honors, Pathways and College Prep courses are offered only one or two periods of the day. Therefore, some students are limited in the number of these courses they may take.
ESHS has high standards for College Prep and Honors courses for all subjects. In the class of 2015 55% of seniors applied and were all accepted into 4-year universities, 43% enrolled into community colleges, and 2% chose military or vocational options. Currently, 15% of the 326 students in the class of 2015 maintain a GPA of 4.00 or higher.
ESHS offers up to 12 AP courses in any given year. Students may take 2-4 AP and Honors courses per year during their 11th and 12th grades. AP courses are offered every year or rotationally based upon student enrollment for the course. Since 2006 over 400 AP exams are administered annually to ESHS students. AP courses include: Biology, Calculus, English Composition, English Literature, Computer Science, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, Physics, US History and World History.
Marking System and GPA
GPA is determined by counting all subjects taken in grades 9-12 on a 4.00 weighted scale. A weighted grade is computed for AP courses and Honors courses, with an “A” equal to 5.0 in these classes only. Students earn 5 credits for each class completed in the semester with a grade of “D” or better. Students in grades 9 through 11 are required to be enrolled in 6 courses per semester. We do not number rank our students.
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ESHS offers students 14 team sports to participate in each school year. They include:
Approximately 70% of ESHS students participate in at least one team sport during their high school years.
ESHS has a Student Government class with approximately 45 students participating each year. They are responsible for the appropriations of funds, which cover student activity events (i.e. Dances, Sports events, Assemblies, etc.). The 2014-2015 managed budget exceeded $150,000.
Clubs/ Activities/ Community
Community service hours are not required for ESHS graduation. Campus clubs and activities include, but not limited to: Asian Culture, ASB,, CSF, award-winning Chamber/Chorus, Comedy Sports, Drama, Fashion, Gay Straight Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, Hockey, Interact, Jewish Students Union, Junior Statesman of America, Key Club, Link Crew Leaders, award-winning Marching and Performing Bands, Minority Students Association, New Life/Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Robotics Team, Software Development, Spanish, Video Production, Big Siblings, Journalism/Creative Writing and more...
As a result of business partnerships in the community, students gain transferable workplace skills through internships in a variety of industries such as engineering, law enforcement, medicine, business, media, hospitality, visual & performing arts and growing. AVID
AVID is an academic support program which prepares students for academic success. Students are taught skills necessary for both entrance to college and for success in college/ careers. Approximately 100 students are enrolled in the AVID program while 10-12 juniors and seniors participate as peer tutors in the program.
Serving the Students and Community Dr. Melissa Moore, Superintendent