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 OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,776 students
San Marcos High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %San Marcos High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers102 teachers
San Marcos High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeSan Marcos High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio27:124:1
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 GroupsSan Marcos High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA 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.
0.620.64
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 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $7,933 in this district is less than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,817 is less than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has declined by 10% over four years.
School District NameSan Marcos Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed20,4071,597
San Marcos Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate81%83%
San Marcos Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2015)
District Total Revenue$160 MM$17 MM
San Marcos Unified School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending$177 MM$18 MM
San Marcos Unified School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student$7,933$10,238
San Marcos Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student$8,817$10,739
San Marcos Unified School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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