Best Public Schools in South Pasadena, CA


The South Pasadena Unified School District in California is home to five highly-ranked schools, including three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The district as a whole is among the top 25 in the state, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The standout schools in the district are South Pasadena Senior High, which ranks 55th out of 2,335 California high schools, Marengo Elementary, which ranks 65th out of 5,848 California elementary schools, and South Pasadena Middle, which ranks 53rd out of 2,788 California middle schools. All three of these schools have earned a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Academically, the students in the South Pasadena Unified School District excel, with proficiency rates ranging from 65.95% to 89.13% in Mathematics and 74.32% to 86.86% in English Language Arts/Literacy. The district's student demographics vary, with Marengo Elementary having the highest percentage of Asian students at 48.01% and Arroyo Vista Elementary having the highest percentage of white students at 29.96%. Free and reduced-price lunch rates are relatively low, ranging from 14.32% to 16.79%, indicating equitable access to education.

While the student-to-teacher ratio at Marengo Elementary is the highest in the district at 26.9, the overall learning environment across the schools is highly conducive to academic success, as evidenced by the district's and individual schools' consistent high rankings within the state. The South Pasadena Unified School District is a shining example of educational excellence, delivering quality education to its diverse student population.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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