South Gate Senior High School

3351 Firestone Blvd.
South Gate, CA 90280
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 1,867 students in grades 9-12, South Gate Senior High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is equal to the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,867 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : 90% (Top 50% in CA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

South Gate Senior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

South Gate Senior High School's student population of 1,867 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 91 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,867 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
91 teachers
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School Rankings

South Gate Senior High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of South Gate Senior High School is 0.04, 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.
This School
State Level (CA)
#5684 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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16%
33%
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48%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Gate 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 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1
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American Indian
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1%
Asian
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12%
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Hispanic
98%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
1%
21%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.04
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90%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • South Gate High School is located at 3351 Firestone Boulevard in the city of South Gate, California, United States.
  • The school, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. South Gate's school colors are black, white and red. The school mascot is the ram.
  • History: South Gate opened on January of 1930.
  • The Great Marching Ram Band: Recently being awarded 1st place in the South Gate Childrens Lane Parade. They under the direction of Ruben A. Gonzalez Jr. and have become a breath of fresh air in the community. Often said to be the i-pod marching band.
  • Fall Sports: Boys' Basketball (F/S), Cross-Country, Tennis (G)-Captain Daphne Munoz, Captain Assistant Karen Gonzalez, Football, Volleyball (G)-
  • Winter Sports: Basketball (BV), Basketball (GV), Soccer (B/G).
  • Spring Sports: Baseball, Tennis (B)-Co-Captains:Ivan Castillo & Moses Preciado, Volleyball (B), Softball, Swimming- Anabel Ramos, Track and Field (B/G).
  • Clubs: Academic Decathlon; Art Club; Best Budies Club; Bible Club; Chess Club; Inter-Act; Key Club: President-Daysi Alonzo, VP-Grabiela Martinez, Treasurer- Ivan Castillo, Secretary-Angelica Pena, Web Designer- Moses Preciado; MESA Treasurer- Moses Preciado; Model UN; Science and Nature Club; Speech Club: President-Daysi ALonzo; Students Run LA; Youth Action; JSA: President- Julie Morales, Treasurer- Ivan Castillo.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is South Gate Senior High School's ranking?
South Gate Senior High School is ranked #5684 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are South Gate Senior High School often compared to?
South Gate Senior High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like South East High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
16% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 48% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of South Gate Senior High School?
The graduation rate of South Gate Senior High School is 90%, which is higher than the California state average of 87%.
How many students attend South Gate Senior High School?
1,867 students attend South Gate Senior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
98% of South Gate Senior High School students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South Gate Senior High School?
South Gate Senior High School has a student ration of 21:1, which is equal to the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does South Gate Senior High School offer ?
South Gate Senior High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is South Gate Senior High School part of?
South Gate Senior High School is part of Los Angeles Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,867 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : 90% (Top 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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