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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Pasadena High School is an above average, public school located in Pasadena, CA. It has 1,871 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
Telephone
(626) 396-5880
Website

Pasadena High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1140
239 responses
Average ACT
25
66 responses
AP Enrollment
27%

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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-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$76,264
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,494
National
$949
Median Home Value
$689,700
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
1,871
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
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,972
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
$13,246/ 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
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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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My experience at Pasadena High School has changed my life. Entering high school, I was in need of motivation. Going to school everyday was something I viewed as mandatory; I never wanted to do any of my work and I was only enrolled in common core classes. With the exposure to Pasadena High, I was guided in the right direction and given the necessary tools to sculpt myself as an individual who would be ready for life after high school. I now am a senior in high school and I have taken four AP classes and a total of three honor classes. All of my teachers were willing to sacrifice their time after school providing tutoring for a student like me who needed the help. Also, my counselors and mentors, provided through Pasadena High have aided in my success by communicating any information that they thought was necessary for me to be college ready, as well as their expert advice. Today, I view school as a competitive challenge that I am excited to take part in.
Pasadena High School is overall a pretty good school in my opinion. I think one of the biggest things that I’ve noticed is that if a student wants to get into a good college, they HAVE to be self driven. The administration and teachers honestly do their best to get kids to work but there is an increble lack of motivation in the student body in my opinion. Personally, I think PHS is what you make it. If you sign up for challenging courses, work hard, motivate yourself, get involved and stay on track, PHS can provide amazing opportunities. On the other hand however, students with a lack of motivation, that often slack off and ignore opportunities will tend to fall behind. This is not a place that babies you. You are expected to take responsibility and advocate for yourself. This school can be very great, but it can also be very bad. In my opinion that’s up to the student.