San Marcos Senior High School

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4750 Hollister Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

(805) 967-4581

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,943

Students Per Teacher: 24

Parent Reviews

15 Parent Reviews for San Marcos Senior High School

I love San Marcos High School! It is the best high school in Santa Barbara because 1. the teachers and staff are nice 2. they are competent and helpful 3. they love their subject and job 4. the kids are low-key 5. they balance their academic with sports and activities 5. the students are proud to be ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 11/20/13

Best kept secret in Santa Barbara. Great teachers and great kids. So happy we transferred districts to be here. The other high schools just don't come close to comparing.

Posted by a parent on 09/30/13

The AAPLE Program is amazing. My daughter is so well prepared for university. Equally as important is that my daughter has loved the program, the school and really enjoys everything about SMHS. I went to SBHS and was a bit sad when my daughter didn't want to follow family tradition, but I feel she ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/12/13

I graduated from San Marcos High School and I have to say my experience was amazing. Great campus, teachers, and classes. San Marcos was a great medium. It didn't have the pompous feel of DP and the less than adequate curriculum of SB.

Posted by a other on 11/15/12

Awesome school. Fantastic staff. The block schedule really prepares students for college. Their test scores are improving every year.

Posted by a other on 01/23/12

The block schedule is completely unique in that it really helps prepare you for college, and in my opinion really gives you more time to focus on your class. Instead of having to focus on up to 8 different classes, you can just focus on maybe 3 academics, which really helps in understanding the material. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/25/09

It's not cliquey, it is very open and relaxed. The education is great, and very specific and the teachers are qualified.

Posted by a student on 10/19/09

My daughter who is currently attending San Marcos often comes home in tears because the girls there are so mean. The block schedule doesn't help either. She never has homework which seems so unproductive to me. At semester she is transfering to Dos Pueblos which I've heard is the best public high ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/18/09

I'm a past student and I absolutely loved San Marcos. I took advantage of almost every program they offered- Mock Trial, Varsity Sports, clubs, music, theatre, AP classes- and it was wonderful preparation for college and grad school. I went to UCLA, graduated with honors, and felt very prepared for everything ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 08/07/08

The academic programs at this school are well rounded. Music, arts and sports excel with good quality. The pre-nursing program is highly recommended. Sports programs are working into very good GPAs. 20 out of 22 Varsity sports this year had above a 3.0 GPA. Donations and fundraisers are big supporters ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/27/07

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Test scores for San Marcos Senior High School

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Test Year: 2012
San Marcos Senior High School
Santa Barbara 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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Santa Barbara schools — San Marcos Senior High School is located at 4750 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara CA 93110. 4750 Hollister Ave is in the 93110 ZIP code in Santa Barbara, CA The school district for San Marcos Senior High School is the Santa Barbara Unified School District. San Marcos Senior High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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