San Marcos High School Overview

2014 Academic Indicators
National Rank
#853
College Readiness Index
37.9
Academic Performance Index
863
Student/Teacher Ratio
28:1
  • 09–12 Grades
  • 2,242 Students
  • 81 Teachers

San Marcos High School
1615 SAN MARCOS BLVD
SAN MARCOS, CA 92078

Phone: (760) 290-2200

District: San Marcos Unified School District

Overview

San Marcos High School encourages parent engagement through fundraising and volunteering opportunities, conferences, and social events. The school also offers a family empowerment program to foster healthy communication between students and parents. Students at San Marcos High School can participate in the Air Force Junior ROTC, and use the college and career center to search for internships, scholarships, and jobs. More than a dozen Advanced Placement courses are offered at San Marcos High.

Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares with others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded Silver
National Rank
#853
State Rank
#173

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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 2,242
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 58%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) N/A
Full-Time Teachers 81

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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level coursework (AP®/IB exams).

Academic Performance Index Evaluation Achieves CA goal
College Readiness Index 37.9

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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 09 – 12
Setting Small City
Charter School No
Magnet School No
Receives Title I Funding Yes

District

This information relates to high schools run by this school's state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 5
Total Students 5,233
Academic Performance Index Evaluation Does not achieve CA goal
College Readiness (district average) 37.2

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Nearby Schools

San Marcos High School is 1 of 5 schools in the San Marcos Unified School District.

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