San Marcos High

Public 9-12

 1615 San Marcos Blvd.
       San Marcos, CA  92078-4020


 (760) 290-2200

 School Website

District: San Marcos Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
370th of 2,017 California High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  25.9
Number of students:  3,243

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.1%
Hispanic:
40.5%
Asian:
9.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  32.4%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, San Marcos High ranked better than 81.7% of high schools in California. It also ranked first among 4 ranked high schools in the San Marcos Unified School District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.13. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details San Marcos High has the largest high school student body size in the San Marcos Unified School District. Racial makeup is: White (47.1%), Hispanic (40.5%), Asian (9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 32.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the San Marcos Unified School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at San Marcos High is 25.9, which is the highest among 4 high schools in the San Marcos Unified School District! (See more...)
Compare San Marcos High employs 125.1 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

San Marcos High:

SchoolDigger ranks San Marcos High 370th of 2017 California public high schools. (See San Marcos High in the ranking list.)

San Marcos Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Marcos Unified 255th of 856 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for San Marcos High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 43.92 609th 1653 63.2%
2005 55.78 488th 1901 74.3%
2006 53.76 586th 1968 70.2%
2007 65.73 336th 2063 83.7%
2008 72.14 234th 2117 88.9%
2009 80.74 104th 2238 95.4%
2010 81.53 120th 2281 94.7%
2011 85.65 69th 2367 97.1%
2012 79.84 145th 2354 93.8%
2013 79.85 143rd 2426 94.1%
2015 88.69 200th 1994 90.0%
2016 88.01 232nd 2039 88.6%
2017 85.98 291st 2021 85.6%
2018 82.13 370th 2017 81.7%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Open Quote Student to teach ratio on this site isn't reflective of reality. Mostly there are 40+ kids in each class - sometimes not even enough desks for students. Have to share or just use extra chairs. School overgrew its new structure in last 3 years. Can't afford class space for all the classes that need to be offered for college bound students because of need for minimum graduation requirements for bottom half of student body. Teachers overworked with 5-6 classes of 40+ students, can't provide level of attention that students deserve. Issues with underperforming youth is prevalent. Lots of good kids too to be fair. Population is really 3,200+. Enough problems that there is an army of yellow jackets (campus security) to help out. Sports are decent, but underperform relative to population and of course political at times. This new 'Shiny' school has lost is luster... Close Quote



Enrollment information for San Marcos High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1339 15 68 310 5 n/a n/a 0 1737
1989 1278 24 76 327 7 n/a n/a 0 1712
1990 1246 26 74 419 10 n/a n/a 0 1775
1991 1290 23 90 568 8 n/a n/a 0 1979
1992 1302 38 106 688 13 n/a n/a 0 2147
1993 1207 39 102 750 15 n/a n/a 0 2113
1994 1183 41 112 824 8 n/a n/a 0 2168
1995 1210 47 146 933 17 n/a n/a 0 2353
1996 1210 47 146 933 17 n/a n/a 0 2353
1997 1271 49 163 1048 23 n/a n/a 0 2554
1998 1364 54 171 1065 22 n/a n/a 0 2676
1999 1354 58 161 1134 23 n/a n/a 0 2730
2000 1265 71 153 1162 21 n/a n/a 0 2672
2001 1297 69 158 1202 22 n/a n/a 0 2748
2002 1260 96 215 1370 24 n/a n/a 0 2965
2003 1260 96 215 1370 24 n/a n/a 0 2965
2004 1305 94 234 1466 23 n/a n/a 1 3123
2005 652 46 112 839 9 n/a n/a 0 1658
2006 529 41 110 769 7 n/a n/a 0 1456
2007 606 56 120 859 10 n/a n/a 5 1656
2008 683 50 135 920 11 n/a n/a 0 1799
2009 760 73 167 1006 11 9 4 0 2030
2010 785 77 154 992 13 12 2 0 2035
2011 877 63 176 1057 13 14 11 0 2211
2012 943 68 179 1002 15 11 24 0 2242
2013 1001 80 175 1051 10 15 23 0 2355
2014 1113 72 178 1108 10 15 22 0 2518
2015 1246 80 230 1153 13 19 35 0 2776
2016 1369 86 266 1247 15 27 38 0 3048
2017 1528 71 293 1315 15 20 1 0 3243

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 Marcos High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1737 69.2 25.1 n/a
1989 1712 65.0 26.3 n/a
1990 1775 66.7 26.6 n/a
1991 1979 77.3 25.6 n/a
1992 2147 78.6 27.3 31.1
1993 2113 88.6 23.8 35.1
1994 2168 83.2 26.1 38.5
1995 2353 93.2 25.2 51.1
1996 2353 93.2 25.2 51.1
1997 2554 102.8 24.8 40.3
1998 2676 106.2 25.2 53.7
1999 2730 110.0 24.8 31.8
2000 2672 108.4 24.6 40.9
2001 2748 106.5 25.8 38.6
2002 2965 128.4 23.1 27.1
2003 2965 128.4 23.1 27.1
2004 3123 123.6 25.3 27.9
2005 1658 69.8 23.8 30.5
2006 1456 62.8 23.2 34.5
2007 1656 74.0 22.4 37.1
2008 1799 92.3 19.5 34.0
2009 2030 85.0 21.5 37.1
2010 2035 72.2 28.1 41.0
2011 2211 n/a n/a 37.2
2012 2242 81.0 27.6 n/a
2013 2355 86.5 27.2 40.5
2014 2518 90.1 27.9 40.8
2015 2776 102.0 27.2 34.8
2016 3048 115.0 26.5 30.4
2017 3243 125.1 25.9 32.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio San Marcos High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1737 69.2 25.1 n/a
1989 1712 65.0 26.3 n/a
1990 1775 66.7 26.6 n/a
1991 1979 77.3 25.6 n/a
1992 2147 78.6 27.3 31.1
1993 2113 88.6 23.8 35.1
1994 2168 83.2 26.1 38.5
1995 2353 93.2 25.2 51.1
1996 2353 93.2 25.2 51.1
1997 2554 102.8 24.8 40.3
1998 2676 106.2 25.2 53.7
1999 2730 110.0 24.8 31.8
2000 2672 108.4 24.6 40.9
2001 2748 106.5 25.8 38.6
2002 2965 128.4 23.1 27.1
2003 2965 128.4 23.1 27.1
2004 3123 123.6 25.3 27.9
2005 1658 69.8 23.8 30.5
2006 1456 62.8 23.2 34.5
2007 1656 74.0 22.4 37.1
2008 1799 92.3 19.5 34.0
2009 2030 85.0 21.5 37.1
2010 2035 72.2 28.1 41.0
2011 2211 n/a n/a 37.2
2012 2242 81.0 27.6 n/a
2013 2355 86.5 27.2 40.5
2014 2518 90.1 27.9 40.8
2015 2776 102.0 27.2 34.8
2016 3048 115.0 26.5 30.4
2017 3243 125.1 25.9 32.4

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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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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