South Pasadena Senior High School

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1401 Fremont Ave

South Pasadena, CA 91030

(626) 441-5820

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,400

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

28 Parent Reviews for South Pasadena Senior High School

I never expected the transition from private to public school to be so easy. The school is so well run. Principal Janet Anderson excels with communication and is clearly involved in every aspect of the school community. We have found the teachers to be engaging and responsive. We couldn't be happier!

Posted by a parent on 09/26/13

My child is a student here. She does not feel the reachers are that great. She has honors classes and still needs to have a tutor. Once the tutor explains it, she understands it. Wait? Isn't that the teachers job? The school is tolerant of behavior that used to get me tossed out of school. It is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/22/12

My child is a senior this year, and we have been very, very pleased with all four of his years at SPHS. Most of the students are interesting, lively, engaged kids; most of the teachers are very good and dedicated to their students' success; most of the activities are well-run and designed with the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/25/12

I am very unhappy that I did not pursue private school for my child. He is doing badly in science and geometry even though he previously had good grades. I now am paying for a tutor for both of those subjects. I would tell anyone to send your kid to private school if you want them to get a good education. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/13/11

My 9th grade daughter has an amazing counselor who is always looking out for her. She takes the time to know her on a personal level and is always interested in her personal as well as academic growth. This family is blessed to have Mrs. Strickland-Vadell in our lives.

Posted by a parent on 04/19/11

South pasadena High school would not be much if it was not housed in a wealthy nieghborhood. The students are not very interesting or creative for the most part (most of the really brilliant, interesting athletics, etc kids in the area do not attend SPHS). The teachers and the facilities are mediocre ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/01/11

Good school - with a great ESL (English as a Second Language) program. My sister went there: she lost no time in picking the new language and she quite enjoyed the whole experience. Moreover, she mentioned that you get individual attentions from the teachers and generally speaking, most students are ...  Read more

Posted by a on 07/08/10

SPHS has a diverse community, economically & ethnically, for which we are proud. We all come together well. We have wonderful community involvement, a great principal, and stress great values in addition to academic achievement.

Posted by a parent on 10/29/09

This is truly an outstanding high school. Students realize they are part of something special...not just rote learners attending class. I'm very impressed by the extra attention paid by faculty members to student success. And Janet Anderson is a very special person, we're lucky to have her!

Posted by a parent on 11/06/08

Great school! The spirit and friendly community is awesome! The faculty is amazing as well, except the math department is not so great. Tigers for all four years of high school! :)

Posted by a student on 11/02/08

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Test Year: 2012
South Pasadena Senior High School
South Pasadena 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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South Pasadena schools — South Pasadena Senior High School is located at 1401 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena CA 91030. 1401 Fremont Ave is in the 91030 ZIP code in South Pasadena, CA The school district for South Pasadena Senior High School is the South Pasadena Unified School District. South Pasadena Senior High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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