San Marcos High School

1615 San Marcos Blvd,

San Marcos, CA, 92078-4020

Tel: (760)290-2200
Grades: 9-12

2,242 students

San Marcos High School serves 2,242 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
San Marcos High School operates within the San Marcos Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 2242 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,242 students
San Marcos High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 81 teachers
San Marcos High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade San Marcos High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1 22:1
San Marcos High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
7%
11%
San Marcos High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
44%
52%
San Marcos High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
3%
7%
San Marcos High School Black (1988-2012)
White
42%
26%
San Marcos High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups San Marcos High School Sch Ethnicity San Marcos High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.63 0.64
San Marcos High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
n/a
10%
San Marcos High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2011)
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.
n/a
n/a
San Marcos High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 19,083 students has grown by 6% over five years.
School District Name San Marcos Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 19,083 1,577
San Marcos Unified School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
San Marcos Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2008)
District Total Revenue $179 MM $19 MM
San Marcos Unified School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $169 MM $18 MM
San Marcos Unified School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,021 $11,099
San Marcos Unified School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,443 $10,975
San Marcos Unified School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Pivot Charter School - San Diego (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • San Marcos High Technical High North County
    Vocational School
    Charter School
    1420 San Marcos Blvd
    San Marcos , CA , 92078
    (619)243-5014
    Vocational School
    Charter School
    0.2  mi  |  539  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • San Marcos High Technical Middle North County
    Vocational School
    Charter School
    1460 West San Marcos Blvd
    San Marcos , CA , 92078
    (619)243-5014
    Vocational School
    Charter School
    0.2  mi  |  337  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • San Marcos Pivot Charter School - San Diego
    Charter School
    1030 La Bonita Dr
    San Marcos , CA , 92078
    (530)635-3055
    Charter School
    0.5  mi  |  78  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • San Marcos Discovery Elementary School
    730 Applewilde Dr
    San Marcos , CA , 92069
    (760)290-2077
    0.9  mi  |  987  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • San Marcos Alvin M. Dunn Elementary School
    3697 La Mirada Dr
    San Marcos , CA , 92069
    (760)290-2000
    0.9  mi  |  597  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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