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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B
Mary Star of the Sea High School is an above average, private, Catholic school located in San Pedro, CA. It has 517 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. After graduation, 52% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
2500 N Taper Ave
San Pedro, CA 90731
Telephone
(310) 547-1138

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Mary Star of the Sea High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1150
57 responses
Average ACT
29
11 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Pep rallies
    20%
  • Friday Night Football Games
    17%
  • Winter Basketball Tournament "Star Hoops"
    17%
  • Monthly mass
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Singing the Alma Mater
    10%
  • Homecoming
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
517
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Poll
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
Poll
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$51,538
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,241
National
$949
Median Home Value
$496,300
National
$184,700
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Mary Star of the Sea High School Reviews

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I liked how most of the people there were super inviting and warm. When I came as a freshman, I was really shy and nervous, but the people there made me really feel like it was my second home. What I want to see change is the campus life. Seniors are not allowed to do the things they want to do as seniors because the administration doesn’t want the upperclassmen to feel left out, and this is really unfair because senior year is the most important year.
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Attending Mary Star has probably been one of the greatest decisions I could've made regarding high school. Coming from a small Catholic school, I knew that I wouldn't be able to thrive if I were to put myself in a gigantic public school. One thing we like to emphasize at Mary Star is "small school, countless opportunities". I received just that. Right off the bat, there was not one second where I felt left out or alone despite me being one of the only people coming from my middle school. They gave me the opportunity to serve on ASB, president of Key Club, participate in countless of extracurricular, be a 2 sport varsity athlete, compete on Academic Decathlon, all while maintaining an average 4.0 GPA with challenging classes and cultivating my faith. Mary Star gave me the best 4 years of my life and I highly recommend it.
Mary Star is a mess, but they did encourage me to grow in my faith. Classes weren't too hard, but some faculty and students are incredibly biased and racist. I'd suggest finding a small, strong group of friends. Most students are from San Pedro, and everyone in San Pedro seems to be related to one another so they aren't inclusive at all.