A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
San Marino High School is an elite, public school located in San Marino, CA. It has 1,189 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% 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
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1350
254 responses
Average ACT
31
122 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
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  • Homecoming
    26%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Gradnight
    15%
  • Basketball Games
    9%
  • Winter formal
    8%
  • Java House (open-mic night)
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,189
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.3%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,024/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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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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As a senior who underwent 4 years through San Marino High School, this school has plenty of positives and negatives within it. On the plus side, there are plenty of opportunities for students. There are tesources everywhere and helps prepare students for college extremely well. However, because the environment is so high achieving and competitive, the general ambiance can be extremely stressful and can lead to the emotional degradation of a lot of students.
My experience at San Marino High School was extremely educational, not just in an academic sense. I learned how to overcome opposition and I discovered passions that I did not possess going into my freshman year. The students are very focused on grades and the academic rigor is high, but it is well worth it if you wish to be better prepared for more competitive settings later on in life. The school itself is very modern and well built, with a wide variety of activities and sports to participate in.