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South Pasadena Middle School

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Posted December 15, 2013

teachers and staff are very caring, nice, and AWESOME at spms. I'm a student here and i learn so many things. the teachers gives me and other students extra help when we don't understand things. there is also band and choir for all grades. instead of band and choir you can choose to do electives which include, cooking, spanish, art, computer and woodshop . i think south pasadena middle school is very awesome!


Posted June 3, 2013

An alternate universe that is out of step with the rest of the district. Favoritism runs rampant, i.e., students who want to take an advanced drama class as an elective must audition and be chosen (this is a regular academic class, not an after school activity), students interested in getting into the Yearbook class (another academic elective, not an extra curricular activity) also must prove themselves worthy and be chosen. The Knowledge Masters Open team (KMO) is really a Knowledge Masters Closed team. Students at SPMS can only participate in the KMO if they are recommended by a teacher or invited. There are not, nor have there ever been, open tryouts for KMO. These are just a few examples of the kinds of exclusionary practices found at SPMS. I would suggest that teachers and administrators look to the high school (SPHS) as an example of how to be inclusive in their regular academic classes, electives and extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2012

My child is 7th grade and his experience has been wonderful. The beginning of the 6th grade was hard for him and us because all teachers required complete assignments and projects on time, being organized of school works, and responsible for own actions. As result, all these requirements helped him become a responsible student. Most of teachers are wonderful, however, we still have to work with him after school in order to earn a perfect grade. According to my experience, compare with some of the private schools in this area, it is harder to have all A's in this school. Personally, I tutor many students from private schools but my son's academic performance is well challenged here. Also, I had an opportunity to observe the accelerated and honor classes because of my college assignments last year. I was impressed by the students' behavior, intelligence and friendly relationship with each others. Thus, if your child is enrolled in the honor classes, in my opinion, the child will be well challenged and gain excellent middle school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2012

My daughter is entering her Sophomore year at South Pas High. Her Freshman year was a huge sucess thanks to the focused, goal-oriented staff. We moved to South Pasadena from the Bay Area and thanks to this excellent high school I am grateful for that move everyday. Yes the school is competitive but my child was an uderachiever who has turned to an A, B student. THANK YOU SOUTH PAS HIGH!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2012

Don't worry, parents who read the previous review. If your child has special needs, he or she will never encounter the advanced math teacher who ranks each kid. Yes, he does exist. Yes, he's a great math teacher, which is why all these myths swirl about him among parents whose kids aren't actually in his classes, but he's not for everyone. (No, he doesn't kick kids out of his class. He does suggest a different placement next year if kids can't handle the pace) but if your kid isn't a high achiever in math, you'll never deal with him. There are plenty of non-high-achieving kids who are thriving at SPMS, because there are plenty of teachers who are dedicated to making sure their middle school experience is excellent. SPMS has teachers and classes focused on success for ALL kids--the struggling, the middle-of-the road, and the shining stars. And for those of you who do have high achieving kids and have been obsessing over their "not being challenged enough", it's fish-or-cut-bait-time. The truly gifted will have plenty of chances to shine, and those whose gifts reside mostly in their parents' imaginations will have a great experience too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2012

SPMS is a great school if your child is a high achiever or can zero in on their schoolwork. If your child has a learning disability, is just learning english, or has a different learning type than the one the school institutes this school is not for them. The school is VERY competitive, one advanced math teacher has a ranking for each kid in the class, anyone who is last in the rankings or gets a B in the class, gets kicked out. There is lots of tension between students and any one who can't compete gets left in the dust, and feels excluded. If your child can deal with this kind of stress, go ahead and enroll but be wary of the challenges they will face if they can't keep up.


Posted December 13, 2011

Of course, every parent's/child's experience is different. My child had a WONDERFUL experience in middle school--socially and academically. (She is in her first year of high school.) For the most part the teachers WERE engaging, and willing to work with my student when she needed extra help. There are various extra-curricular for students to participate in and most of the teachers provide high expectations for students. Parents are the first teachers, so we can't check out once our kids get to middle school. I am so happy my child had such a GREAT middle school experience, and I look forward to my son attending this school in the future. REALLY, this school is far above the average middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2011

An average school school with good extra-curriculum activities but not engaging teachers. The math teacher will help you a lot but the 6th grade science department is really weak.


Posted May 12, 2011

Mean teachers! Avoid this school if you can. I am very disappointed in the principal, he should pay close attention to what is really going on in the classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2011

The classes are big, the school feels like a huge impersonal institution, easy to get lost there. The periods are too long, there must be breaks for the students every 45 min, otherwise they just zone out instead of learning. The lunch lines are huge, and the students who did not make it to the line early enough don't get the favorite items, because they run out. The science book is BORING, and is written to turn the students away from science. The teachers are very helpful and available. Overall probably a decent middle school compared to LAUSD ones, but certainly not a shining example of what a school should and could offer in terms of nourishment for the brain and spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

South Pasadena Middle School is AMAZING! I should know seeing as I've attended since 6th grade and am now a 8th grader. The teachers are dedicated to helping students learn. My math teacher last year actually would help students prepare for a quiz or test during lunch. Also the classes are challenging and interesting. There are a bunch of activities to participate in like ASB, WEB, Tigerettes, Band, Math Team, etc. Also there are spirit days every month allowing students to relax.


Posted March 28, 2010

School is over-crowded and has been under construction for quite some time. Budget cuts impacting quality and class size. Some teachers equate motivation with instilling fear. A few teachers do try. All is all - Mediocre.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

South Pasadena Middle School is staffed by dedicated teachers that guide students through the especially challenging, formative years of adolescence. The principal and vice principal are full of heart and have a clear vision of the school future. The money could save some endangered programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

This school is really great. The teachers here are really supportive and the students are very diverse. Everyone gets along very well and there are many electives and sports. Although it is a bit crowded, the campus is very nice and the city is very safe. There are places to go after school to get food and there are many fun activities during lunch time. I completely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2009

We were very happy with our son's middle school experience. He is now a freshman at the high school, and he was very well prepared for a full schedule of honors classes. I'm disappointed, but not surprised, to see some of the negative comments here. South Pasadena parents are extraordinarily demanding and some have, I believe, completely lost perspective about the role of public schools, expecting a personalized and perfect experience for their children. No school can be all things to all people, but SPMS does a great job of serving the wide spectrum of all of its students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

This is a really remarkable school. Most of the teachers are very good and offer extra classes for those who need a little extra help. Also there are many fun extracuriculars offered like Band, Cooking, Art etc. VERY GOOD SCHOOL :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2008

Glad the Middle School experience is over. Teachers have to many kids to care - even if they are good. Office staff likes to play God. If you have the kind of child that will speak up for themselves and demand attention & time from teachers, you will be fine (mine was). If not, you are done for. If you are above or below average, you will struggle. They can only deal with the avg. kid. If you need more, they can't help you. If you are special needs, they are clueless. Hoping HS is better, but wasn't great for an older child. So. Pas elem. schools are great. Middle & HS are challenging unless you are in their face refusing to be ignored. You are the only advocate for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

I am a current, possibly former, student at SPMS. I have found that the academics are lacking, and that there is a real problem with bullying. There is a group of girls that is really hurting me verbally and physically, and the administration doesn't seem to care. I am apalled at how much my parents pay for rent to go to this horrible school. If anything, I would say that this school needs to work on the student culture. It is so mean.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2008

I attended this school and now my children are attending. It is an amazing place. Many people move back to town when their children are ready to start school so their kids can have the same wonderful education they had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2007

We've had very good experiences so far - with a son who started in 6th grade & is now in 7th grade. the Principal is excellent & the teachers have all been great, and very committed. Highly reommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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936

Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
69%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Females87%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disability75%
Students with no reported disability90%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students89%
Females87%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disability73%
Students with no reported disability90%
English learner81%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students96%
Females97%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Females90%
Males81%
African American71%
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability69%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students75%
Females72%
Males78%
African American50%
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students84%
Females85%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner94%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Females86%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability56%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students38%
Females39%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students80%
Females79%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students90%
Females91%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disability63%
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner89%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 39% 11%
White 33% 26%
Hispanic 22% 52%
Black 3% 6%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dave Kubela
Fax number
  • (626) 441-5835

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
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Parent involvement
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1500 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Phone: (626) 441-5830

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