San Marino High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District San Marino Unified
Type Public
 Phone (626)299-7020
 Location 2701 Hntngtn Dr.
San Marino, CA 91108
Charter School No

San Marino High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 60th in the best public high schools in California.



The San Marino High student body is mainly Asian Pacific with a sizeable White population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific59.8%711
Native American Indian0.1%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.4%5
Two or more races2.4%29

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 2.4%

3.2% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, San Marino High students are largely wealthy and rank 29th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 9th in California

Students at San Marino High scored an average 88% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 1.6% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls85% to 89%*90% to 94%*
Boys85% to 89%*85% to 89%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander90% to 94%*90% to 94%*
Hispanic40% to 59%*60% to 79%*
White80% to 84%*90% to 94%*
With Disabilites50% or more*50% or more*
Limited English50% or more*50% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for San Marino High students in 2016 was 1332.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 13th in California

839 out of 606 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (138%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 2% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

4 out of 10

Rank: 516th in California

San Marino High offers 14 AP courses. 33 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 86% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. San Marino High had 351 taking AP exams with a 178 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 43% percentile and slightly below the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 51% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 33% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 15%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 21%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 22%
AP Courses Offered 14

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate5%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.2%14
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.2%2


San Marino High
2701 Hntngtn Dr.
San Marino, CA

10 out of 10 1


San Marino Unified
San Marino, CA