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San Marcos Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in San Marcos, CA. It has 20,970 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
About San Marcos Unified School District...
Address
255 Pico Ave Suite 250
San Marcos, CA 92069
Telephone
(760) 752-1299
Website

San Marcos Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1170
880 responses
Average ACT
26
350 responses

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
20,970
Free or Reduced Lunch
36.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,903
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$253,832,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,060/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    4%

San Marcos Unified School District Reviews

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Students are capable of succeeding in school if they make an effort to find the resources that they need. However, in my experience, the resources available (such as peer tutoring) are not well-established enough to be easily accessible to students in need. So although there do exist enough resources to help any struggling student, the difficulty of finding them is a deterrent to many students. Also, the difference between honors and AP classes versus college prep courses is astronomical and the culture varies greatly between classes, with AP/honors classes being much more organized and college prep classes feeling lethargic and unmotivating.
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My experience from the San Macros school District since Elementary School is that we do have excellent teachers that help students with their learning disabilities and want to help them improve. From other school districts that I have gone to, the San Marcos school district payed more attention to my learning disabilities than the other previous districts. One thing that I believe the San Marcos District could improve on their food selection and making sure that students are having foods with less preservatives.
This district is full of many opportunities for its students. From scholarships to college visits, students of each grade level can start thinking about which colleges interest them at a young age. However, a change I would like to see is the availability of scholarships for students that are below the age of juniors because there is only one scholarship available for sophomores that I know of at San Marcos High School and I believe that students need as many scholarships as they can get. I also believe that the NHS should be advertised more often because it is important for college applications and the timing of when a student begins to contribute to the community through their community service is significant for their qualification.