School History

El Camino Alma Mater

We pledge our hearts to brown and gold, the color of the hills and sun.
As people we are many, but as Wildcats we are one.
Our pride for you is deep within, our spirit strong and high.
We’ll hail to you hear alma mater, as the years go by.
Our team will fight with honor, and strive for victory.
El Camino Wildcats, forever we shall be.

Our school was established in 1975 and was originally named “Oceanside High School East”. It officially became El Camino High School in 1976, and has since maintained a close athletic rivalry with Oceanside High School after becoming its own school. El Camino’s Truax Theatre was built in the early 1980s and houses a large performance venue, an adjacent classroom with stage and large music and drama rooms. It was declared a California Distinguished School in the early 2000s. It also recently built a new Science and Technology Building and is undergoing constant construction to clean up the campus.