San Marcos High School

San Marcos High School serves 2,518 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the CA average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 75%.
San Marcos High School operates within the San Marcos Unified School District.
San Marcos Unified School District's 81% graduation rate is lower than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

The student population of 2518 students has grown by 13% over five years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,518 students
San Marcos High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % San Marcos High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
San Marcos High School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade San Marcos High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1 25:1
San Marcos High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.59 0.65
San Marcos High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
33%
49%
San Marcos High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
9%
San Marcos High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

San Marcos Unified School District's student population of 20,107 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 81% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,891 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name San Marcos Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 20,107 1,537
San Marcos Unified School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 81% 83%
San Marcos Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2014)
District Total Revenue $160 MM n/a
San Marcos Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $177 MM n/a
San Marcos Unified School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $8,891 n/a
San Marcos Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,882 n/a
San Marcos Unified School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is High Technical High North County (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is High Technical Middle North County (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is High Technical Elementary North County (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San MarcosHigh Technical Elementary North CountyCharter School
    Grades: KG-2 | 90 students
    0.1 miles
    1460 West San Marcos Blvd
    San MarcosCA 92078
    (760)759-2785
    0.1KG-290
  • San MarcosHigh Technical High North CountyCharter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 562 students
    0.2 miles
    1420 San Marcos Blvd
    San MarcosCA 92078
    (619)243-5014
    0.29-12562
  • San MarcosHigh Technical Middle North CountyCharter School
    Grades: 6-8 | 333 students
    0.2 miles
    1460 West San Marcos Blvd
    San MarcosCA 92078
    (619)243-5014
    0.26-8333
  • San MarcosPivot Charter School - San DiegoCharter School
    Grades: 6-12 | 118 students
    0.5 miles
    1030 La Bonita Dr
    San MarcosCA 92078
    (877)544-1429
    0.56-12118
  • San MarcosAlvin M. Dunn Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 722 students
    0.9 miles
    3697 La Mirada Dr
    San MarcosCA 92078
    (760)290-2000
    0.9KG-6722

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