San Marcos High School

9/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
70
Grades
9-12
Students
2,776
Type
Public
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Academics
9/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Good news!

Test scores at this school are far above the state average, suggesting that most students at this school are performing at or above grade level.


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


Science
68%
State avg: 50%
Math
47%
State avg: 37%
English
81%
State avg: 48%
7/10
College readiness
Learn more about how to help your child graduate ready for college. See how.

A promising sign:

This school is above the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

Even at schools with strong college and career readiness, there may be students who are not getting the opportunities they need to succeed.


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
96%
State avg: 82%
Percent of students who meet UC/CSU entrance requirements
68%
State avg: 43%
Average SAT score
1556
State avg: 1473
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Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
45%
Hispanic
42%
Asian
6%
Black
3%
Filipino
3%
Two or more races
1%
Pacific Islander
1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
23 :1
State avg: 22 :1
Students per counselor
630 :1
State avg: 830 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
17%
State avg: 9%
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70 Reviews
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Neighborhood
1615 San Marcos Boulevard
San Marcos, CA 92078
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Last modified: May 17, 2017
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