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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
South Pasadena Unified School District is an elite, 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.
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
1310
363 responses
Average ACT
30
148 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 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.
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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.
School district with strong academics and great teachers - as well as resources, especially within the STEM fields. Most focus in this school is through academics, as any form of art is mainly ignored with minimal options for students.