San Pedro Senior High

Summary:

San Pedro Senior High is a public high school serving 2,582 students in grades 9-12 in San Pedro, California, which is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The school has a diverse student population, with a significant Hispanic/Latino majority, and its academic performance has fluctuated in recent years, with a current statewide ranking in the middle range compared to other California high schools.

San Pedro Senior High has maintained relatively high four-year graduation rates, ranging from 90.0% to 94.8%, which are higher than the state and district averages. However, the school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 10.6% to 33.0%, which is a concerning trend that may be impacting its overall academic performance. While the school's test scores in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science are generally below the state and district averages, it performs better than some nearby lower-performing schools, such as Dan M. Issacs Avalon High, George S. Patton Continuation, and William J. Johnston Community Day.

Interestingly, San Pedro Senior High's performance varies significantly across different student subgroups, with African American and Asian students tending to perform better than Hispanic and White students. Additionally, the presence of Port of Los Angeles High, a high-performing charter school located just 1.2 miles away, may be providing an alternative option for families in the area and contributing to the enrollment and performance differences between the two schools.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1001 West 15th St.
       San Pedro, CA  90731-3925


(310) 241-5800

District: Los Angeles Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1041st of 2,348 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,266 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  21.7 Help
Number of students:  2,582

Racial breakdown:

Not Specified:
100.0%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.2% Help


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Compare Details San Pedro Senior High ranks better than 55.7% of high schools in California. It also ranks 45th among 160 ranked high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.24. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of San Pedro Senior High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details 67.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at San Pedro Senior High is 21.7. 158 high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at San Pedro Senior High is $10,266. 132 high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

San Pedro Senior High:

SchoolDigger ranks San Pedro Senior High 1041st of 2348 California public high schools. (See San Pedro Senior High in the ranking list.)

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Los Angeles Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Los Angeles Unified 918th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for San Pedro Senior High

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Rank History for all students at San Pedro Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 47.85 535th 1653 67.6%
2005 48.72 618th 1901 67.5%
2006 50.41 630th 1968 68.0%
2007 47.75 708th 2063 65.7%
2008 48.51 711th 2117 66.4%
2009 49.88 747th 2238 66.6%
2010 42.46 959th 2281 58.0%
2011 42.81 980th 2367 58.6%
2012 39.23 1071st 2354 54.5%
2013 38.94 1080th 2426 55.5%
2015 41.73 1139th 1994 42.9%
2016 56.72 863rd 2039 57.7%
2017 64.40 695th 2021 65.6%
2018 57.71 846th 2017 58.1%
2019 52.72 910th 2133 57.3%
2021 45.95 668th 1290 48.2%
2022 42.89 1100th 2123 48.2%
2023 43.24 1041st 2348 55.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at San Pedro Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 19.89 428th 515 16.9%
2023 29.75 502nd 786 36.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at San Pedro Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.40 739th 938 21.2%
2019 37.76 514th 941 45.4%
2022 66.13 140th 1044 86.6%
2023 32.55 703rd 1323 46.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at San Pedro Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 34.26 848th 1547 45.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at San Pedro Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.91 676th 1862 63.7%
2019 52.06 874th 1937 54.9%
2022 41.99 1066th 1943 45.1%
2023 37.99 1191st 2247 47.0%
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Rank History for Female students at San Pedro Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.41 869th 1760 50.6%
2019 49.65 857th 1833 53.2%
2021 39.17 638th 1054 39.5%
2022 39.93 1055th 1858 43.2%
2023 44.72 956th 2118 54.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at San Pedro Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.88 262nd 1052 75.1%
2019 51.67 388th 1117 65.3%
2022 38.18 608th 1161 47.6%
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Rank History for Male students at San Pedro Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.18 754th 1834 58.9%
2019 50.19 855th 1880 54.5%
2022 41.32 1013th 1916 47.1%
2023 39.20 1071st 2207 51.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at San Pedro Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.92 236th 581 59.4%
2019 60.77 257th 582 55.8%
2022 35.65 401st 581 31.0%
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Rank History for African American students at San Pedro Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.16 213th 582 63.4%
2019 56.99 212th 592 64.2%
2022 42.94 260th 522 50.2%
2023 68.33 176th 720 75.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at San Pedro Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.87 776th 1742 55.5%
2019 58.46 675th 1814 62.8%
2022 37.28 1151st 1861 38.2%
2023 40.90 1095th 2142 48.9%
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Rank History for White students at San Pedro Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.35 554th 1173 52.8%
2019 57.27 519th 1222 57.5%
2022 48.20 615th 1204 48.9%
2023 55.98 505th 1434 64.8%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for San Pedro Senior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1153 224 159 963 11 n/a n/a 0 2510
1989 1037 188 144 1034 5 n/a n/a 0 2408
1990 919 183 137 1085 12 n/a n/a 0 2336
1991 831 166 153 1321 15 n/a n/a 0 2486
1992 851 179 152 1235 13 n/a n/a 0 2430
1993 805 188 155 1213 19 n/a n/a 0 2380
1994 807 179 139 1262 15 n/a n/a 0 2402
1995 1071 288 166 1688 23 n/a n/a 0 3236
1996 1071 288 166 1688 23 n/a n/a 0 3236
1997 1014 313 152 1649 27 n/a n/a 0 3155
1998 982 296 159 1663 25 n/a n/a 0 3125
1999 949 344 170 1670 29 n/a n/a 0 3162
2000 921 355 150 1728 32 n/a n/a 0 3186
2001 932 339 159 1767 26 n/a n/a 0 3223
2002 849 351 174 1944 26 n/a n/a 0 3344
2003 849 351 174 1944 26 n/a n/a 0 3344
2004 856 348 177 2025 29 n/a n/a 0 3435
2005 838 363 167 2177 31 n/a n/a 0 3576
2006 853 350 157 2153 37 n/a n/a 0 3550
2007 818 325 156 2205 35 n/a n/a 14 3553
2008 736 314 146 2315 31 n/a n/a 0 3542
2009 679 272 118 2286 25 20 15 0 3415
2010 617 285 89 2221 32 28 24 0 3296
2011 539 260 97 2133 25 26 12 0 3092
2012 503 249 94 2055 22 29 6 0 2958
2013 478 240 88 1920 19 25 3 0 2773
2014 476 217 92 1897 22 23 7 0 2734
2015 484 186 89 1844 14 26 25 0 2668
2016 474 179 83 1691 18 22 22 0 2489
2017 436 195 104 1711 13 20 37 0 2516
2018 418 173 106 1653 18 23 46 0 2437
2019 439 198 128 1593 15 25 0 0 2398
2020 417 178 140 1710 9 25 70 0 2549
2021 429 214 145 1814 11 28 95 0 2736
2022 407 201 125 1799 8 23 114 0 2677
2023 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2582 2582

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at San Pedro Senior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2510 101.8 24.6 n/a
1989 2408 92.0 26.1 n/a
1990 2336 94.2 24.7 n/a
1991 2486 98.9 25.1 n/a
1992 2430 100.5 24.1 29.2
1993 2380 85.0 28.0 30.7
1994 2402 86.4 27.8 32.7
1995 3236 116.8 27.7 32.3
1996 3236 116.8 27.7 32.3
1997 3155 115.2 27.4 31.1
1998 3125 115.7 27.0 30.5
1999 3162 121.8 26.0 35.8
2000 3186 125.5 25.4 30.4
2001 3223 129.1 25.0 30.4
2002 3344 134.2 24.9 43.3
2003 3344 134.2 24.9 43.3
2004 3435 137.7 24.9 42.2
2005 3576 141.9 25.2 43
2006 3550 141.1 25.2 52
2007 3553 141.6 25.1 46.1
2008 3542 164.2 21.6 45.9
2009 3415 140.0 20.6 46
2010 3296 124.2 26.5 51.2
2011 3092 n/a n/a 47.6
2012 2958 114.7 25.7 n/a
2013 2773 109.0 25.4 49.7
2014 2734 106.8 25.5 61.5
2015 2668 105.0 25.4 52.8
2016 2489 107.0 23.2 60.7
2017 2516 105.0 23.9 68.2
2018 2437 109.0 22.3 65.9
2019 2398 104.0 23.0 63.9
2020 2549 n/a n/a 61.3
2021 2736 113.5 24.1 59.6
2022 2677 119.5 22.3 59
2023 2582 118.8 21.7 67.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio San Pedro Senior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2510 101.8 24.6 n/a
1989 2408 92.0 26.1 n/a
1990 2336 94.2 24.7 n/a
1991 2486 98.9 25.1 n/a
1992 2430 100.5 24.1 29.2
1993 2380 85.0 28.0 30.7
1994 2402 86.4 27.8 32.7
1995 3236 116.8 27.7 32.3
1996 3236 116.8 27.7 32.3
1997 3155 115.2 27.4 31.1
1998 3125 115.7 27.0 30.5
1999 3162 121.8 26.0 35.8
2000 3186 125.5 25.4 30.4
2001 3223 129.1 25.0 30.4
2002 3344 134.2 24.9 43.3
2003 3344 134.2 24.9 43.3
2004 3435 137.7 24.9 42.2
2005 3576 141.9 25.2 43
2006 3550 141.1 25.2 52
2007 3553 141.6 25.1 46.1
2008 3542 164.2 21.6 45.9
2009 3415 140.0 20.6 46
2010 3296 124.2 26.5 51.2
2011 3092 n/a n/a 47.6
2012 2958 114.7 25.7 n/a
2013 2773 109.0 25.4 49.7
2014 2734 106.8 25.5 61.5
2015 2668 105.0 25.4 52.8
2016 2489 107.0 23.2 60.7
2017 2516 105.0 23.9 68.2
2018 2437 109.0 22.3 65.9
2019 2398 104.0 23.0 63.9
2020 2549 n/a n/a 61.3
2021 2736 113.5 24.1 59.6
2022 2677 119.5 22.3 59
2023 2582 118.8 21.7 67.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for San Pedro Senior High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,266

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on San Pedro Senior High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 910th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 1041st of 2348 High schools
 1.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Pedro Senior High)54.949.5
 5.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Angeles Unified)51.748.9
 2.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (San Pedro Senior High)29.417.5
 11.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Los Angeles Unified)25.320
 5.4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (San Pedro Senior High)23.821.4
 2.5%
   11th Grade Science (Los Angeles Unified)22.121.6
 0.4%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%
12th Grade Science (San Pedro Senior High)14.85.3
 9.6%
   12th Grade Science (Los Angeles Unified)8.27.5
 0.6%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students23982582
 7.7%
African American1980
 100%
American Indian150
 100%
Asian1280
 100%
Hispanic15930
 100%
Pacific Islander250
 100%
White4390
 100%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients63.9%67.2%
 3.3%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 2,582 students attended San Pedro Senior High.

Students at San Pedro Senior High are 100% Not Specified.

San Pedro Senior High ranks 1041st of 2348 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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