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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
1201 S. Marengo Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106

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Our Mission
Blair High School, an International Baccalaureate authorized school,"aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better, more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

Staff, parents and community partners are committed to providing all students equal access to rigorous curriculum and effective programs that enhance every student's talents and abilities; and encourage students "to become active compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right."
Our Vision
Blair High School, an International Baccalaureate authorized school, has a shared commitment to learning, cooperation, tolerance and self-discipline. All students are responsible participants and contributors in our culturally diverse, democratic society. All students are prepared for post-secondary success with college or career options.

Blair High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1090
92 responses
Average ACT
24
31 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$64,251
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,390
National
$949
Median Home Value
$543,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Hello/goodbye assembly
    39%
  • Ovations
    15%
  • Graduation
    12%
  • Holiday concert
    9%
  • Fun Day
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Jrotc camp
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    977
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    55%
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
    69%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    19:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $84,514
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    14%
    50%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    C-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Low
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Low
    Expenses Per Student
    $15,428/ year
    National
    $12,239
    71%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
    32%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
    54%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses

    Blair High School Reviews

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    There is a clear the distinction between the attentive students and the rowdy and problematic students. I fear that when people look at Blair they only see the problematic kids. Blair is given a semi-bad reputation the district, but like in my last statement, I believe people aren't looking close enough at the school and its students. For the kids who what to be challenged, Blair is a rigorous school with the IB Program. Blair does not have many AP classes because it is an IB world school. IB classes and the IB diploma is just as prestigious and difficult to get as doing AP classes. I love this school, for all its flaws and wonders and I am happy that I go here.
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    The overall student body of Blair high school was very rewarding. We were a great class of 2017 and I think I learned a lot from the people. However, our administration and staff could have been a lot better. I feel like we got the back end of a lot of things and we, as students, weren’t taken care of to the best of everyone’s ability. Close to the end of my senior year it felt as though a lot of people just stopped trying, which is sad because Blair had a lot of potential starting in my freshman year. But sadly by the end of my high school experience things had went all the way downhill due to no budget, low funding, and lack of heart.
    I've been at Blair since the 6th grade and I wouldn't want to be at any other school in the PUSD. Blair offers the IB diploma program which is harder than any AP class. In addition to IB, the school also offers AP and has the highest AP pass rate out of the PUSD system. The School's music program headed by Michael Birnbryer-Lao is one of the best in the nation. As a student in the program headed by him, we have won many gold ratings at forum festivals. In sports, we aren't champions but the potential is obvious. The biggest problem we have would be our lack of school spirit.