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El Camino Real Charter High School

ECR History

El Camino is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year!

El Camino Real High School opened on February 3, 1969, in Woodland Hills. The school originally served grades 10-12 and opened to ninth graders in the mid-eighties. The school mascot is the “Conquistadores” and the official school colors are dark blue, light blue, and camel.

In 2011, El Camino became an Independent Conversion Charter School and is now known as El Camino Real Charter High School. The Alternative Education Program was added a couple of years later and is located on campus on the site of the former Miguel Leonis Continuation High School. Approximately 3600 students attend El Camino.

Over the years, El Camino has gained a reputation of excellence in academics, athletics, and activities. Our programs have won countless awards including Academic Decathlon National Titles, CIF Athletic Championships, and Performing Arts victories. In 2009, El Camino was named a California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education.

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