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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
South Pasadena Unified School District is a top rated, public school district located in South Pasadena, CA. It has 4,733 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
About South Pasadena Unified School District...
Address
1020 El Centro St.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Telephone
(626) 441-5810
Website

South Pasadena Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1320
391 responses
Average ACT
30
158 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,733
Free or Reduced Lunch
13.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,961
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$41,592,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,052/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    3%

South Pasadena Unified School District Reviews

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Overall, I really think South Pasadena Unified School District gives its students a wonderful environment, regardless if it's academic or social. Most classes are challenging and engaging, motivating student participation and increasing student school spirit. Of course, nothing is perfect. The cafeteria food is mediocre and a few teachers do not seem as dedicated as others. However, the good aspects definitely outweigh the bad, making SPUSD a wonderful place for students.
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Overall I enjoyed my time at South Pasadena High School, as it had quite a few excellent teachers who I thought prepared me for AP exams and general knowledge on the subject. The only gripe I have is that the school counselors are lacking in guidance, as they need to accommodate many students with little time in between for each student.
South Pasadena is a wonderful community with great students and an abundance of parent involvement. At the high school, sports are not a priority for the administration and there is a lack of school spirit. The district is home is many outstanding teachers and clubs and activities are strong at all age levels.