San Marcos High School

1615 San Marcos Blvd.
San Marcos, CA 92078
(School attendance zone shown in map)
San Marcos High School serves 3,529 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 3,529 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 28:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10% in CA)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

San Marcos High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

San Marcos High School's student population of 3,529 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 124 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
3,529 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
124 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of San Marcos High School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
44%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
70%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
28:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
8%
12%
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Hispanic
39%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
48%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Graduation Rate
96%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 70% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of San Marcos High School?
The graduation rate of San Marcos High School is 96%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend San Marcos High School?
3,529 students attend San Marcos High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of San Marcos High School students are White, 39% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of San Marcos High School?
San Marcos High School has a student ration of 28:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does San Marcos High School offer ?
San Marcos High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is San Marcos High School part of?
San Marcos High School is part of San Marcos Unified School District.

School Calendar

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Date
Last Day of School
June 05, 2024 (Wednesday)
First Day of School
August 20, 2024 (Tuesday)
Last Day of School
June 11, 2025 (Wednesday)
First Day of School
August 20, 2025 (Wednesday)

School Reviews

4   3/24/2020
1:26 ratio of teacher/students does not accurately reflect an average number of students per classroom of instruction which my experience indicates is much higher, often nearing 40. I assume the teacher count includes special ed teachers not in a classroom environment.
- Posted by Parent - Juan

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 3,529 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 28:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10%)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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