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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
351 S. Hudson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
About Pasadena Unified School District...

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Grades
K-12
Total Schools
32
Students
18,164
From Pasadena Unified School District

MISSION STATEMENT
We provide a caring, engaging, challenging educational experience for every student, every day in partnership with our families and communities.

VISION STATEMENT
We are the first choice in education for families and students who seek academic excellence, innovation, and diversity in programs and students. We focus our resources, in partnership with our families, so that each child thrives.

CORE BELIEFS
We are committed to:

Preparing our students today for the opportunities of tomorrow.
Providing a safe and environment.
Cultivating individual abilities and talents.
Graduating our students ready for college and career success.
Enabling our students to be responsible and productive citizens.
Becoming an employer of choice.

Pasadena Unified School District Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1110
834 responses
Average ACT
25
202 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
18,164
Free or Reduced Lunch
59.7%

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    24:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $84,514
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    9.6%

    Finances

    Total Expenses
    $230,036,000
    Expenses Per Student
    $15,428/ student
    National
    $12,239
    Education Expenses
    • Instruction
      56%
    • Support Services
      41%
    • Other
      3%
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      C-
    Median Household Income
    $78,941
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,598
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $737,100
    National
    $184,700

    Pasadena Unified School District Reviews

    103 reviews
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    I, personally, would like PUSD to offer a more advanced lunch/breakfast program. I sometimes don't get cafeteria lunch because they don't offer enough options. Some schools even use food from the day before! Other then that, great school!
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    Our Pasadena Unified School District covers a larger area than many of the other districts surrouding Pasadena. Because of the increase in housing price in this area, less families have been choosing to live in Pasadena, resulting in the decrease of the number of students in the area and lack of budget to fully cover for all the schools. We have had several budget cuts in our schools and have affected the experience of learning within the students. Many schools in the Pasadena District are inclined to compete for students, causing rivalries within the district. This may have been a positive experience for some because sports teams become more competitive, but for some, a negative experience since we always end up comparing schools and seeing unfair budget ratios. In my school, we had to wait several years for our highschool building to complete constructing and in the meantime we had to use the old elementary school classrooms.
    I honestly couldn’t ask for a better experience! I have attend Pasadena Unified Schools from second grade up until the twelfth grade. When I joined Pasadena Unified in second grade it was refreshing and a new start for me. And I have loved it every since. Pasadena Unified made who I am today academically. I am honored, humbled, and blessed that I am graduating from Pasadena Unified (Marshall Fundamental) Class of 2020!!! I never thought I would see this day! Even with this pandemic happening in the middle of the school year. You guys have tried your very best make sure that seniors our celebrated for our milestone and for that I appreciate you guys and the contributions you have made for your students. Thank you and God bless!
    -Kennedy Moon