California Academy of Mathematics and Science

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California Academy of Mathematics and Science (CAMS) is a public high school in Carson, California, serving 672 students in grades 9-12. This exceptional school consistently ranks among the top 5-7 high schools in the state, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

CAMS is an academic powerhouse, with students significantly outperforming their peers in the Los Angeles Unified School District and the state of California on standardized tests. In 2022-2023, 99.38% of CAMS 11th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to just 51.42% in the district and 55.41% statewide. In Mathematics, 94.44% of CAMS 11th-graders were proficient or better, compared to 25.38% in the district and 27.36% statewide. CAMS also boasts exceptional graduation rates, with a 97.6% four-year graduation rate in 2022-2023, far exceeding the rates at nearby schools like Carson Senior High (91.2%) and Academies of Education and Empowerment at Carson High (92.4%).

What sets CAMS apart is its commitment to equity and inclusion, with all student subgroups performing at exceptionally high levels. The school ranked 2nd out of 727 California high schools for Asian students and 3rd out of 2,132 for Hispanic students in 2022-2023, demonstrating its ability to support the academic success of students from diverse backgrounds. This level of sustained excellence over an extended period is a testament to the school's rigorous curriculum, dedicated teachers, and culture of high expectations for all.


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Public 9-12

 1000 East Victoria St. Bldg. S
       Carson, CA  90747-0001


(310) 243-2025

District: Long Beach Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
5th of 2,348 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,174 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  27.0 Help
Number of students:  672

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
45.2%
Hispanic:
40.6%
White:
5.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.6% Help


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Compare Details California Academy of Mathematics and Science ranks better than 99.8% of high schools in California. It also ranks first among 13 ranked high schools in the Long Beach Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.59. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of California Academy of Mathematics and Science freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (45.2%), Hispanic (40.6%), White (5.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at California Academy of Mathematics and Science is 27. 11 high schools in the Long Beach Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at California Academy of Mathematics and Science is $9,174. 7 high schools in the Long Beach Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

California Academy of Mathematics and Science:

SchoolDigger ranks California Academy of Mathematics and Science 5th of 2348 California public high schools. (See California Academy of Mathematics and Science in the ranking list.)

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Long Beach Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Long Beach Unified 650th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for California Academy of Mathematics and Science

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Rank History for all students at California Academy of Mathematics and Science

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 99.64 1st 1653 99.9%
2005 98.52 1st 1901 99.9%
2006 97.96 1st 1968 99.9%
2007 98.69 2nd 2063 99.9%
2008 98.90 1st 2117 100.0%
2009 98.45 1st 2238 100.0%
2010 98.52 1st 2281 100.0%
2011 98.22 1st 2367 100.0%
2012 97.19 1st 2354 100.0%
2013 96.48 2nd 2426 99.9%
2015 98.90 4th 1994 99.8%
2016 98.58 6th 2039 99.7%
2017 98.41 6th 2021 99.7%
2018 98.83 7th 2017 99.7%
2019 98.86 25th 2133 98.8%
2021 98.64 6th 1290 99.5%
2022 99.50 7th 2123 99.7%
2023 99.59 5th 2348 99.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at California Academy of Mathematics and Science

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 96.96 1st 422 99.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at California Academy of Mathematics and Science

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.41 9th 1862 99.5%
2019 99.21 17th 1937 99.1%
2021 99.44 5th 1126 99.6%
2022 99.82 7th 1943 99.6%
2023 99.91 6th 2247 99.7%
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Rank History for Female students at California Academy of Mathematics and Science

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.33 1st 1760 99.9%
2019 97.77 31st 1833 98.3%
2021 97.50 12th 1054 98.9%
2022 99.06 5th 1858 99.7%
2023 99.40 5th 2118 99.8%
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Rank History for Male students at California Academy of Mathematics and Science

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.09 8th 1834 99.6%
2019 99.35 11th 1880 99.4%
2021 99.37 4th 1122 99.6%
2022 99.70 8th 1916 99.6%
2023 99.50 9th 2207 99.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at California Academy of Mathematics and Science

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.08 1st 581 99.8%
2019 93.57 8th 582 98.6%
2022 94.11 6th 581 99.0%
2023 94.32 2nd 731 99.7%
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Rank History for African American students at California Academy of Mathematics and Science

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.77 2nd 582 99.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at California Academy of Mathematics and Science

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.41 6th 1742 99.7%
2019 99.32 17th 1814 99.1%
2022 99.83 8th 1861 99.6%
2023 99.91 3rd 2142 99.9%
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Rank History for White students at California Academy of Mathematics and Science

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.88 1st 1173 99.9%
2022 98.84 5th 1204 99.6%
2023 98.78 6th 1434 99.6%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for California Academy of Mathematics and Science

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 11 32 27 43 2 n/a n/a 0 115
1992 31 65 75 67 7 n/a n/a 0 245
1993 58 99 103 101 2 n/a n/a 0 363
1994 76 124 143 135 2 n/a n/a 0 480
1995 84 127 136 150 0 n/a n/a 0 497
1996 84 127 136 150 0 n/a n/a 0 497
1997 79 129 160 140 1 n/a n/a 0 509
1998 72 123 183 161 2 n/a n/a 0 541
1999 71 112 223 158 3 n/a n/a 0 567
2000 79 101 243 151 3 n/a n/a 0 577
2001 85 107 242 165 2 n/a n/a 0 601
2002 87 82 252 188 1 n/a n/a 0 610
2003 87 82 252 188 1 n/a n/a 0 610
2004 81 80 251 192 1 n/a n/a 0 605
2005 90 78 249 193 4 n/a n/a 2 616
2006 94 87 242 193 4 n/a n/a 4 624
2007 91 97 196 182 5 n/a n/a 47 618
2008 82 92 224 188 3 n/a n/a 0 589
2009 80 98 227 195 2 6 6 0 614
2010 77 99 227 212 1 5 4 0 625
2011 79 95 221 236 0 7 6 0 644
2012 82 101 204 252 0 7 13 0 659
2013 88 94 187 278 1 6 16 0 670
2014 81 93 191 281 1 8 22 0 677
2015 71 93 191 284 1 8 28 0 676
2016 61 91 203 288 2 7 29 0 681
2017 53 85 225 277 1 8 34 0 683
2018 45 65 233 284 2 5 33 0 667
2019 43 49 248 282 3 3 39 0 667
2020 43 40 262 277 2 3 32 0 659
2021 45 34 265 294 0 2 29 0 669
2022 41 37 280 277 0 2 30 0 667
2023 34 30 304 273 0 3 28 0 672

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at California Academy of Mathematics and Science

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 115 5.0 23.0 n/a
1992 245 5.1 48.0 21.2
1993 363 4.0 90.8 27.8
1994 480 3.0 160.0 33.8
1995 497 7.8 63.7 28.8
1996 497 7.8 63.7 28.8
1997 509 12.2 41.7 33.2
1998 541 7.8 69.4 34.6
1999 567 10.0 56.7 37.6
2000 577 11.0 52.5 37.1
2001 601 20.2 29.8 39.8
2002 610 13.5 45.2 38.4
2003 610 13.5 45.2 38.4
2004 605 12.6 48.0 45.3
2005 616 14.0 44.0 42
2006 624 13.7 45.5 38.2
2007 618 13.0 47.5 42
2008 589 25.0 23.6 41.3
2009 614 18.2 26.5 37.5
2010 625 20.0 31.2 44.6
2011 644 n/a n/a 49.4
2012 659 22.0 29.8 n/a
2013 670 22.1 30.1 35.4
2014 677 23.4 28.9 46.8
2015 676 22.0 30.7 44.7
2016 681 23.0 29.6 42.6
2017 683 24.5 27.8 42.5
2018 667 25.5 26.1 45.7
2019 667 23.5 28.3 45.4
2020 659 n/a n/a 47.2
2021 669 24.7 27.0 43.8
2022 667 25.0 26.6 33.6
2023 672 24.8 27.0 29.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio California Academy of Mathematics and Science

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 115 5.0 23.0 n/a
1992 245 5.1 48.0 21.2
1993 363 4.0 90.8 27.8
1994 480 3.0 160.0 33.8
1995 497 7.8 63.7 28.8
1996 497 7.8 63.7 28.8
1997 509 12.2 41.7 33.2
1998 541 7.8 69.4 34.6
1999 567 10.0 56.7 37.6
2000 577 11.0 52.5 37.1
2001 601 20.2 29.8 39.8
2002 610 13.5 45.2 38.4
2003 610 13.5 45.2 38.4
2004 605 12.6 48.0 45.3
2005 616 14.0 44.0 42
2006 624 13.7 45.5 38.2
2007 618 13.0 47.5 42
2008 589 25.0 23.6 41.3
2009 614 18.2 26.5 37.5
2010 625 20.0 31.2 44.6
2011 644 n/a n/a 49.4
2012 659 22.0 29.8 n/a
2013 670 22.1 30.1 35.4
2014 677 23.4 28.9 46.8
2015 676 22.0 30.7 44.7
2016 681 23.0 29.6 42.6
2017 683 24.5 27.8 42.5
2018 667 25.5 26.1 45.7
2019 667 23.5 28.3 45.4
2020 659 n/a n/a 47.2
2021 669 24.7 27.0 43.8
2022 667 25.0 26.6 33.6
2023 672 24.8 27.0 29.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for California Academy of Mathematics and Science

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,174

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on California Academy of Mathematics and Science

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 25th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 5th of 2348 High schools
 1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California Academy of Mathematics and Science)93.299.4
 6.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Long Beach Unified)52.651.4
 1.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (California Academy of Mathematics and Science)95.194.4
 0.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)27.325.4
 1.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (California Academy of Mathematics and Science)83.179.1
 4%
   12th Grade Science (Long Beach Unified)19.324.4
 5.1%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students667672
 0.7%
African American4930
 38.8%
American Indian30
 100%
Asian248304
 22.6%
Hispanic282273
 3.2%
Pacific Islander33
White4334
 20.9%
Two or More Races3928
 28.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients45.4%29.6%
 15.8%


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Yes! California Academy of Mathematics and Science is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 5th of 2348 California high schools.

Students at California Academy of Mathematics and Science are 45% Asian, 41% Hispanic, 5% White, 4% African American, 4% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 672 students attended California Academy of Mathematics and Science.


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