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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
San Marino High School is a top rated, public school located in San Marino, CA. It has 1,200 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
2701 Hntngtn Dr.
San Marino, CA 91108
Telephone
(626) 299-7020
Website

San Marino High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1360
274 responses
Average ACT
31
141 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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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
Suburban
Median Household Income
$152,527
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$3,501
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,550,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Homecoming
    25%
  • Gradnight
    18%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Basketball Games
    9%
  • Winter formal
    7%
  • Java House (open-mic night)
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,200
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,267
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,024/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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San Marino High School Reviews

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I've been at SMHS for the past four years, and overall, I've had a good experience here. Most of the teachers are great - helpful, very knowledgeable, and readily available. However, there are definitely a few that are on the opposite end of the spectrum, but, luckily, I haven't encountered many of those! The environment is rather competitive and somewhat stressful, especially if you're in all or mostly AP and honors courses, but if you ever find it too overwhelming, counselors are easily met, and I've heard there are other resources you can turn to as well!
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San Marino is a stress ball, literally. The teachers expect the students to have prior knowledge of a class before stepping foot in the classroom on the first day. Not only are the teachers not the best, but the environment is fake and filled with people that try too hard to fit in. Being at San Marino has opened my eyes to the amount of fake people at our school and how poor the student body is becoming. After the Class of 2015, SM is neither athletic or academically as strong as their past history. Also, students are heartless and are very judgmental in the fact that they all compare grades and test scores; not a healthy learning environment at all.
Ever since I joined this school it has all been caring staff and amazing friendly students. Never a dull day passes at this high school. Though the academics here are competitive and much harder, everyone are willing to help you out!