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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
About Pasadena High School...

Pasadena High School Rankings

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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1150
284 responses
Average ACT
26
78 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$78,941
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,598
National
$949
Median Home Value
$737,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 132 responses
Report
  • The Turkey Tussle and annual football game
    22%
  • Mother Land
    14%
  • Brotherhood Assembly
    12%
  • Great atmosphere the week of the Turkey Tussle!
    12%
  • Hello Goodbye Assembly
    9%
  • Senior Hike
    8%
  • Grad Night
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,807
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    60%
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    24:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $74,893
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    12%
    52%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
    66%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
    68%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    C
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very Low
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very Low
    Expenses Per Student
    $14,814/ year
    National
    $12,239
    79%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
    34%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
    64%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses

    Pasadena High School Reviews

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    I liked the people and friends that I was able to meet and make at Pasadena High School. I enjoyed many of the AP classes as well. However, much of the administration does not seem involved enough in the well-being of the students (although a few do). The teachers, for the most part, are caring and friendly. Since it’s a public school, there is no special treatment given to students. You are expected to figure out everything yourself because most of the counselors don’t tell you anything. However, I truly did love Pasadena High School. There were so many classes and people and teachers and clubs that made it so fantastic and amazing. I looked forward to going to certain classes! I even enjoyed homecoming and prom and all the little school traditions PHS has. PHS is a really good school, even with its downfalls. I’ve had an amazing experience. One I know I’ll neber forget. I’m so glad I was able to go to PHS.
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    Having many family members go to this school, it was nice to keep the family legacy alive. I participated in school activities, was in many clubs and enjoyed being in sports. The teachers actually care about the students and they want to make sure that they succeed and make the best out of their education. I am proud to be an alum for Pasadena High Bulldogs!
    The anecdotes I have alone have dissuaded me from saying anything good about PHS besides the basketball team. The failing music program, the stoner culture, the bullying, the painfully inept administrators, and more have convinced me not to send my or anyone else's future children here. The band room has become a sanctuary for stoners to ditch class and interrupt the orchestra or marching band classes. A kid trying to defend the equipment from non-band students improperly handling them was scolded at, and the troublemaker was very lightly reprimanded. This administrator has always punished Mexican people more than black people, and many of my peers can vouch for that. During the AP tests, the counselor (who was a proctor) cut short 1/4 of the essay time on the APUSH test, and the same one failed to help a seizing kid properly in the AP Government test.The social/race disparities are glaring as well, as despite being 60% Latino, the top 10 students are almost all white or Asian.