100% of our high school graduates complete with the coursework necessary for admission to a four‐year college or university (compared to 45% statewide).

96% of ECS graduates are admitted into a four-year college or university.

85% of ECHS graduates are the first in their families to go to college.

ECMS- I and ECHS were honored as part of the inaugural annual report, Top Los Angeles Public Schools for Underserved Students, by Innovate Public Schools in collaboration with the University of Southern California Sol Price Center for Social Innovation and Rossier School of Education Center for Education Policy, Equity and Governance. ECMSI and ECHS made the list based on its strong results in English and/or math proficiency for low-income African American and/or low-income Latino students in 2017-18.

ECS received the 2016 Best of Green Schools “K-12 School” award from the U.S. Green Building Council and the Green Schools National Network;

Ranked in top 2% of Public High Schools in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report.

Inaugural recipient of National Green Ribbon Schools Award from the Department of Education and the Obama Administration.

Green Leadership Award

Green Leadership Award from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for developing and employing innovative strategies and initiatives to enhance our environmental sustainability.

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency Award for working to protect public health and the environment.

California Department of Education

Service-Learning Leaders Schools Award from the California Department of Education for service-learning excellence and program sustainability.

US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis spoke at our 2010 commencement after ECHS was selected as 1 of 6 finalists in President Obama’s Commencement Challenge


Featured in PBS Documentary Growing Greener Schools as a prime model for green education.

Environmental Protection Agency

ECMS wins the Gold Ribbon Award from the State of California for excellence in the implementation of Common Core standards.