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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  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. Tuition is $8,850 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 52% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$8,850
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
60%
Average Financial Aid
$3,757

Mary Star of the Sea High School Rankings

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

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1160
83 responses
Average ACT
29
16 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Pep rallies
    19%
  • Friday Night Football Games
    16%
  • Winter Basketball Tournament "Star Hoops"
    16%
  • Monthly mass
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Singing the Alma Mater
    10%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
517
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Poll
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
Poll
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$54,501
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,302
National
$949
Median Home Value
$549,800
National
$184,700
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Mary Star of the Sea High School Reviews

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The school is located on a hill in a remote location and that makes look very exclusive and classy. It has it's own football field with very lush green, well manicured lawn and a very nice covered court basketball and volleyball court/gym/stage which is air conditioned. The school building itself is relatively new and very much organized. It gives the impression that the school organization and construction has been given much planning and thought. Overall it gives a very good feel and ambience which make it conducive for students to study. The ratio of the student to teacher is just the right proportion and that makes the learning to be almost like personalized.
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The school has lots of lies to the parents and a bad environment for learning. Teachers don't teach with passion, students cheat on everything, forced Catholic agenda, very poor preparation for college, lack of resources and any extra opportunities (zero art department for example), unreasonably strict rules and hand out detentions like candy about issues such as dress code, but students get away with lots of cheating.
I transferred to Mary Star half way through my freshman year. I walked in on my first day not really knowing anything and automatically felt welcomed. I know every single one of my classmates and I genuinely feel like we're apart of a family. I also love the teachers because they all care deeply about students and try their best to make Mary Star educational, fun, and they truly care for their students. I'm glad that I have the ability to say that I attended Mary Star of the Sea High School.