San Marcos Senior High School

San Marcos Senior High School serves 1,998 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (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 65% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% 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: 1,998 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

San Marcos Senior High School's student population of 1,998 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,998 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
90 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

The diversity score of San Marcos Senior High School is 0.54, 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)
43%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
65%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of San Marcos Senior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
58%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in San Marcos Senior High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
n/a
5%
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White
35%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in San Marcos Senior High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.54
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Graduation Rate
92%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in San Marcos Senior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in San Marcos Senior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are San Marcos Senior High School often compared to?
San Marcos Senior High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Dos Pueblos Senior High School, Santa Barbara Senior High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
43% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 65% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of San Marcos Senior High School?
The graduation rate of San Marcos Senior High School is 92%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend San Marcos Senior High School?
1,998 students attend San Marcos Senior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of San Marcos Senior High School students are Hispanic, 35% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of San Marcos Senior High School?
San Marcos Senior High School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does San Marcos Senior High School offer ?
San Marcos Senior High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is San Marcos Senior High School part of?
San Marcos Senior High School is part of Santa Barbara Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,998 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 30%)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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