South Pasadena Senior High School

  • South Pasadena Senior High School serves 1,528 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 66% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • South Pasadena Senior High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • South Pasadena Senior High School operates within the South Pasadena Unified School District.
  • South Pasadena Unified School District's 96% graduation rate is higher than the California state average of 83%.

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School Overview

  • South Pasadena Senior High School's student population of 1528 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 68 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,528 students
Gender %South Pasadena Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
Students by GradeSouth Pasadena Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • South Pasadena Senior High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Pasadena Senior High School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio22:124:1
Asian
39%
11%
Hispanic
25%
54%
Black
2%
6%
White
30%
24%
Two or more races
4%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsSouth Pasadena Senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.700.41
Graduation Rate
96%
83%
South Pasadena Senior High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of South Pasadena Senior High School is South Pasadena Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • South Pasadena Unified School District's student population of 4,718 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 96% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,775 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,163 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
    School District NameSouth Pasadena Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    5
    4
    Number of Students Managed4,7181,585
    South Pasadena Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    77%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    80%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    96%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$46 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$43 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,775$11,049
    District Spending / Student$9,163$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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