John Muir High School
11 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About John Muir High School
John Muir High School is a public high school located in Pasadena, California. It is part of the Pasadena Unified School District and is named after the famous naturalist and conservationist, John Muir. The school is known for its strong academic programs, its diverse student body, and its commitment to environmental stewardship.
John Muir High School offers a wide variety of courses, including Advanced Placement classes, honors classes, and special education classes. The school also offers a variety of extracurricular activities, such as sports teams, student clubs, and an active student government.
John Muir High School has a long history of academic excellence and community involvement. The school has been recognized as a California Distinguished School, a National Blue Ribbon School, and a U.S. News & World Report Best High School.
John Muir High School is dedicated to providing a safe, supportive learning environment for all students. The school has implemented a variety of programs to promote student success, such as the John Muir High School Promise, which provides students with additional academic support and resources.
John Muir High School is committed to preparing its students for college and career success. The school’s mission is to empower students to become responsible, productive citizens and global leaders.
1905 N. Lincoln Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
9 – 12
Overview John Muir High School
John Muir High School serves 927 students in grades 9-12.
John Muir High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥50% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year. The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1. Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).
Verdict on John Muir High School
John Muir High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of John Muir High School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.