San Marcos High School

  • San Marcos High School serves 2,776 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 76%.
  • 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 2776 students has grown by 23% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 102 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,776 students
San Marcos High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % San Marcos High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 102 teachers
San Marcos High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade San Marcos High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1 24:1
San Marcos High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
San Marcos High School American Indian Students (1990-2012)
Asian
9%
11%
San Marcos High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
42%
54%
San Marcos High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
3%
6%
San Marcos High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
45%
24%
San Marcos High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
San Marcos High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2014)
Two or more races
1%
3%
San Marcos High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
All Ethnic Groups San Marcos High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.62 0.41
San Marcos High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
28%
50%
San Marcos High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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.
6%
9%
San Marcos High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • San Marcos Unified School District's student population of 20,407 students has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 81% has decreased from 97% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,726 in this district is less than the state average of $12,988. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,873 is less than the state average of $12,986. The district spending/student has grown by 36% over four years.
School District Name San Marcos Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 20,407 1,597
San Marcos Unified School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 81% 83%
San Marcos Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2010)
District Total Revenue $196 MM $21 MM
San Marcos Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $259 MM $21 MM
San Marcos Unified School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,726 $12,988
San Marcos Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $12,873 $12,986
San Marcos Unified School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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