Pasadena High School
11 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Pasadena High School
Pasadena High School is a public high school located in Pasadena, California. It is part of the Pasadena Unified School District and is one of the oldest and most prestigious high schools in the area. The school has a rich history and has produced many notable alumni, including U.S. President Richard Nixon, actor Ryan Gosling, and Nobel Prize Laureate Linus Pauling.
Pasadena High School offers a wide range of academic and extracurricular activities. It has a strong focus on college preparation and offers several Advanced Placement classes. The school also has a wide variety of sports, including football, basketball, soccer, and softball, and a strong performing arts program.
The school has a strong community atmosphere and provides a safe and supportive learning environment for its students. Pasadena High School strives to prepare students for college and career success, and is committed to providing a quality education for all its students.
2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
9 – 12
Overview Pasadena High School
Pasadena High School serves 1,842 students in grades 9-12.
Pasadena High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (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 67% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).
Verdict on Pasadena High School
Pasadena High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Pasadena High School is 0.60, 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.