San Marcos High School



San Marcos High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

San Marcos High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 861
10 822
11 731
12 634

San Marcos High School is a public high school of the San Marcos Unified School District located in San Marcos, CA. It has 3,048 students in grades 9th through 12th. San Marcos High School is the 46th largest public high school in California and the 245th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 26.6 to 1.

Total Students: 3,048
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 26.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 114.75
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 245th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in California: 46th out of 2,635
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,285th out of 2,608
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 77th out of 2,608

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San Marcos High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,556
(51%)
3,016
(51%)
 Female 1,492
(49%)
2,886
(49%)

San Marcos High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,369
(45%)
2,338
(40%)
 Hispanic 1,247
(41%)
2,771
(47%)
 Asian 266
(9%)
457
(8%)
 Black 86
(3%)
169
(3%)
 Two or More 38
(1%)
95
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 27
(1%)
48
(1%)
 American Indian 15
(0%)
24
(0%)

San Marcos High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 2,121
(70%)
3,765
(64%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 783
(26%)
1,771
(30%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 144
(5%)
366
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

San Marcos High School is ranked 444th out of 2,578 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of San Marcos High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (30.4%) is significantly lower than the state average of 55.7%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

San Marcos High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1456
2006 1651
2007 1799
2008 2030
2009 2035
2010 2211
2011 2242
2012 2355
2013 2518
2014 2776
2015 3048

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 23.2
2006 22.3
2007 19.5
2008 23.9
2009 28.2
2010 N/A
2011 27.7
2012 27.2
2013 27.9
2014 27.2
2015 26.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.34478021978022
2006 0.37068443367656
2007 0.3396331295164
2008 0.37142857142857
2009 0.41031941031941
2010 0.37222976028946
2011 0.083407671721677
2012 0.40467091295117
2013 0.40826052422558
2014 0.34798270893372
2015 0.30413385826772

Compare San Marcos High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,095.7% 21.0:1
 
2,660.0% 26.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 30.4%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 55.7%
 

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