|Rating||10 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||South Pasadena Unified|
|Location||1401 Fremont Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
South Pasadena Senior 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 52nd in the best public high schools in California.
The South Pasadena Senior High student body is predominantly Asian Pacific with a sizeable White population and has very high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.5%||8|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.1%||1|
|Two or more races||3.2%||49|
11.5% 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, South Pasadena Senior High students are largely wealthy and rank 110th in California for high school student family income.
Students at South Pasadena Senior High scored an average 66% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 11.8% of California high schools.
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||55% to 59%*||75% to 79%*|
|Boys||55% to 59%*||70% to 74%*|
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||75% to 79%*||80% to 84%*|
|Black||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
|Hispanic||30% to 34%*||60% to 64%*|
|Multiracial||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|White||55% to 59%*||75% to 79%*|
|With Disabilites||20% or less*||20% or less*|
|Limited English||50% or more*||less than 50%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
The average SAT score for South Pasadena Senior High students in 2016 was 1253.
483 out of 742 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (65%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 8% for participation.
South Pasadena Senior High offers 20 AP courses. 40 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 94% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. South Pasadena Senior High had 496 taking AP exams with a 417 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 88% percentile and well above the state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||84%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||40%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||7%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||26%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||33%|
|AP Courses Offered||20|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||8%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||8%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||9%|
South Pasadena Senior High
1401 Fremont Ave.
South Pasadena, CA
South Pasadena Unified
South Pasadena, CA