Pasadena Unified School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 32 public schools serving 18,062 students in Pasadena Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Pasadena Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Pasadena Unified School District are Field (eugene) Elementary School, Sierra Madre Elementary School and Hamilton Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Pasadena Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Pasadena Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Pasadena Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
32 Schools
10,233 Schools
# Students
18,062 Students
6,168,558 Students
# Teachers
756 Teachers
263,481 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

Pasadena Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 988 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 81% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#984 out of 1942 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Pasadena Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pasadena Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pasadena Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Pasadena Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.61
0.64
# American Indian Students
51 Students
32,775 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
1,247 Students
716,889 Students
% Asian Students
7%
12%
# Hispanic Students
10,554 Students
3,350,293 Students
% Hispanic Students
58%
54%
# Black Students
2,247 Students
335,281 Students
% Black Students
13%
5%
# White Students
3,251 Students
1,429,452 Students
% White Students
18%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
44 Students
28,573 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
668 Students
271,340 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
1,595
526,799
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,452
453,975
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,462
451,494
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,373
443,439
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,483
462,447
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,422
467,886
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,380
482,667
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,378
472,586
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,281
469,754
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,232
492,115
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,219
480,320
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,319
472,076
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,466
484,898
# Ungraded Students:
-
8,084

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,659 is higher than the state median of $15,969. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,005 is higher than the state median of $16,042. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$301 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Pasadena Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$307 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Pasadena Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,659
$15,969
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Pasadena Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,005
$16,042
This chart display average spending per public school student in Pasadena Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Pasadena Unified School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Field (eugene) Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3600 Sierra Madre Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5860
Grades: K-5
| 477 students
Rank: #22.
Sierra Madre Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
141 W. Highland Ave.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 396-5890
Grades: K-5
| 673 students
Rank: #33.
Hamilton Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2089 Rose Villa St.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5730
Grades: K-5
| 592 students
Rank: #44.
Sierra Madre Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 57% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
160 N. Canon Ave.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 396-5910
Grades: 6-8
| 524 students
Rank: #55.
San Rafael Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1090 Nithsdale Rd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 396-5790
Grades: K-5
| 449 students
Rank: #66.
Daniel Webster
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2101 E. Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 396-5740
Grades: K-5
| 395 students
Rank: #77.
Don Benito Fundamental
Math: 50% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3700 Denair St.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5870
Grades: K-5
| 595 students
Rank: #88.
Marshall Fundamental
Math: 39% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
990 N. Allen Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 396-5810
Grades: 6-12
| 1,992 students
Rank: #99.
Longfellow (henry W.) Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1065 E. Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 396-5720
Grades: K-5
| 488 students
Rank: #1010.
Willard Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 38% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
301 S. Madre St.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5690
Grades: K-5
| 640 students
Rank: #1111.
Jackson Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 38% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
593 W. Woodbury Rd.
Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 396-5700
Grades: K-5
| 588 students
Rank: #1212.
Norma Coombs Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2600 Paloma St.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5660
Grades: K-5
| 413 students
Rank: #1313.
Pasadena High School
Math: 26% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5880
Grades: 9-12
| 1,807 students
Rank: #1414.
Washington Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 33% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1520 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 396-5840
Grades: K-5
| 509 students
Rank: #1515.
Altadena Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
743 E. Calaveras St.
Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 396-5650
Grades: K-5
| 247 students
Rank: #1616.
Mckinley
Math: 31% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
325 S. Oak Knoll Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 396-5630
Grades: K-8
| 1,092 students
Rank: #1717.
Blair High School
Magnet School
Math: 25% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1201 S. Marengo Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 396-5820
Grades: 6-12
| 1,099 students
Rank: #1818.
Cleveland Elementary School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
524 Palisade St.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 396-5670
Grades: K-5
| 146 students
Rank: #1919.
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(3)
300 S. Madre St.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5800
Grades: 6-8
| 492 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 E. Villa St.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 396-5710
Grades: K-5
| 382 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Roosevelt
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
315 N. Pasadena Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 396-5770
Grades: K-5
| 298 students
Rank: #2222.
Madison Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
515 Ashtabula St.
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 396-5780
Grades: K-5
| 449 students
Rank: #2323.
John Muir High School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1905 N. Lincoln Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 396-5600
Grades: 9-12
| 892 students
Rank: #2424.
Franklin Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
527 W. Ventura St.
Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 396-5640
Grades: K-5
| 198 students
Rank: #2525.
Charles W. Eliot Middle School
Math: 14% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2184 N. Lake Ave.
Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 396-5680
Grades: 6-8
| 510 students
Rank: #2626.
Washington Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 14% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1505 N. Marengo Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 396-5830
Grades: 6-8
| 490 students
Rank: #2727.
Cis Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2925 E. Siera Madre Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5883
Grades: 6-12
| 176 students
Rank: #2828.
Rose City High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
351 S. Hudson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 396-5620
Grades: 9-12
| 166 students
Aveson Global Leadership Academy
Charter School
575 W. Altadena Dr.
Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 797-1438
Grades: 6-12
| 451 students
Aveson School Of Leaders
Charter School
1919 E. Pinecrest Dr.
Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 797-1438
Grades: K-5
| 424 students
Learning Works
Charter School
90 N. Daisy Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 564-2871
Grades: 7-12
| 234 students
Pasadena Rosebud Academy
Charter School
3544 N. Canon Blvd.
Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 797-7704
Grades: K-8
| 174 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Pasadena Unified
  • 351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, CA, 91101-3507
  • (626) 396-3600
  • pusd.us
  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 18,062 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 82%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.61

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