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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
San Marin High School is a highly rated, public school located in Novato, CA. It has 1,135 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.

San Marin High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1200
204 responses
Average ACT
28
86 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$96,743
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,997
National
$949
Median Home Value
$732,200
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
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  • Homecoming Spirit Week
    29%
  • All rallies
    16%
  • Playing cross town rivals Novato High in anything
    16%
  • Boys vs. girls rallies are very fun
    11%
  • Canned Food Drive
    11%
  • Student vs teacher activities
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,135
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,171
Teachers in First/Second Year
32.1%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,256/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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San Marin High School Reviews

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San Marin High was a pretty good experience for me. The environment is diverse and accepting, and I found most classes to be challenging. San Marin offers a variety of very good teachers and I was able to form good student-teacher relationships, whether it be going in for extra help or asking questions about a topic. The science department for me was very good as well, being that it was my main focus throughout high school, and especially being in the STEM Biotech program, I really liked it. I've also heard many other students enjoy the STEM program as well. I will say the language department does'nt meet the standard at which it should. My experience at San Marin was overall a good experience for me.
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The campus is one of the best of the schools in town. It is open and natural, which creates a welcoming environment. That being said, the atmosphere and community is not welcoming and does not foster academic growth and is not a place that all students can thrive. Some of the teachers are amazing, while others do little to nothing to help their students succeed.
San Marin is a good school, but not in every aspect. Teachers don’t always put the students learning first or are just bad at conveying their knowledge to the students. However this is not true of all the teachers; there are a handful of them who are passionate about what they do and are really fantastic. Extra curricular activities are something to easily take part in at school and are very welcoming and accommodating with your schedule