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1615 W San Marcos Blvd

San Marcos, CA 92078

(760) 290-2200

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 2,300

Students Per Teacher: 24

Parent Reviews

45 Parent Reviews for San Marcos High School

top notch sports teams, zero tolerance bullying, lots of clubs, strong sense of pride and beautiful brand new campus with top notch technology

Posted by a parent on 06/14/14

I can go on about this school, but i won't! Let just say you are better of sending your kids to a charter school! Specially if your kids are mexican! I'm not going to get into details about this, lets just say some teachers are perverts! The assistant pricipal MR. Zeith thinks his the owner if your ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/17/13

So basically the class of 2012 carried this entire school on its back. The API under this amazing class went from 774 to an all time high of 859 and the school went from unranked to ranked 11 nationally according to US News and World Report. This class fundamentally changed the attitudes of all the staff ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/15/13

Currently I wrote a review about my school that wasn't that great. I was very angry with the school at that time. I wish I could take it back. I got the chance to talk with the assistant principle, Mr. Zeait, we discussed what happened. It was just a misunderstanding. He was very cool about it.

Posted by a other on 09/09/13

This school is probably the worst school I have ever gone to. I am currently a in my second year of high school and the year just stated a few weeks ago. So far I have had three different things stolen from me and today was one of those times. Also today, the assistant principle Mr. Zeait pointed directly ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/06/13

SMHS is a school that keeps improving. The AAPLE academy is awesome and allows kids to challenge themselves at the top level. The creation of the Entrepreneurship Academy is such a brilliant idea! Teachers there are wonderful and care for their students. World History teacher Mr Burrows is incredible ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/29/13

Overall I am very pleased with this school. It has a very positive vibe and the teachers are very conscientious. I enjoyed the Shadow your Knight day and was impressed with each teacher. I asked my child if the teachers were always that awesome, and he said yes. I love the school spirit of this school. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/23/13

Unfortunately, the US News ranking is based on inaccurate data from the federal government. Still look forward to my kids attending, and think it's a fine school.

Posted by a other on 05/30/12

Hey people, just look at U.S. News ranking of high school's in CA and you'll see SMHS ranked #3. That is a huge achievement and should be acknowledged. I have 5 kids and none go to SMHS, but I am thinking of relocating and this is one of the areas I am looking at, just because of the school.

Posted by a other on 05/24/12

I struggled initially with letting my kids attend SMHS. My perception was one of a lesser quality of education and on campus concerns. I now have a senior and freshman at SMHS and couldn't be more pleased with what they have and are experiencing at the HS. My senior now has the opportunity to attend ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/21/11

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Test scores for San Marcos High School

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Test Year: 2012
San Marcos High School
San Marcos Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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San Marcos schools — San Marcos High School is located at 1615 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos CA 92078. 1615 W San Marcos Blvd is in the 92078 ZIP code in San Marcos, CA The school district for San Marcos High School is the San Marcos Unified School District. San Marcos High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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