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60%
  • Hamilton Elementary
  • 2089 Rose Villa St., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 601
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
52%
  • Don Benito Fundamental
  • 3700 Denair St., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 633
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
50%
  • Learning Works
  • 90 N. Daisy Ave., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 316
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
49%
  • Odyssey Charter
  • 725 W. Altadena Dr., Pasadena
  • Los Angeles County Office of Education
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 458
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
47%
  • Field (eugene) Elementary
  • 3600 Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 473
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
46%
  • Norma Coombs Elementary
  • 2600 Paloma St., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 440
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
45%
  • San Rafael Elementary
  • 1090 Nithsdale Rd., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 435
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
42%
  • Willard Elementary
  • 301 S. Madre St., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 649
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
41%
  • Pasadena High
  • 2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,903
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
40%
  • Marshall Fundamental
  • 990 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 1,960
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
35%
  • Blair High
  • 1201 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 1,026
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
33%
  • Longfellow (henry W.) Elementary
  • 1065 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 512
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
30%
  • Mckinley
  • 325 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 1,024
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
30%
  • John Muir High
  • 1905 N. Lincoln Ave., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 919
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
25%
  • Scale Leadership Academy
  • 13089 Peyton Dr. #c452, Pasadena
  • Acton-Agua Dulce Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 21
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
23%
  • Opportunities For Learning - Baldwin Park
  • 320 N. Halstead St., Pasadena
  • Baldwin Park Unified
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 1,379
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 6:1
22%
  • Opportunities For Learning - Santa Clarita
  • 320 N. Halstead St. Ste. 200, Pasadena
  • William S. Hart Union High
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 1,682
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1
21%
  • Opportunities For Learning - Baldwin Park Ii
  • 320 N. Halstead St., Pasadena
  • Baldwin Park Unified
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 2,598
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1
19%
  • Woodrow Wilson Middle School
  • 300 S. Madre Ave., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 570
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
18%
  • Washington Accelerated Elementary
  • 1520 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 621
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
17%
  • Jefferson Elementary
  • 1500 E. Villa St., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 401
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
17%
  • Roosevelt
  • 315 N. Pasadena Ave., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 306
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
15%
  • Washington Middle School
  • 1505 N. Marengo Ave., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 513
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
15%
  • Cleveland Elementary
  • 524 Palisade St., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 210
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
13%
  • Madison Elementary
  • 515 Ashtabula St., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 459
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
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  • Rose City High (continuation)
  • 351 Hudson Ave., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 233
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
n/a
  • Cis Academy
  • 2925 E. Siera Madre Blvd., Pasadena
  • Pasadena Unified
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 199
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
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Pasadena school information

IndexPasadenaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores32%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools288,30879,221
Total private schools463,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools141,0857,963
The Pasadena, CA educational system consists of 28 public schools, 46 private schools and 14 post-secondary schools. Pasadena public schools have average test scores of 32% which is 16% lower than than the California average and 35% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Pasadena public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.7% have completed high school, 50.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 9.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Pasadena

IndexPasadenaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade87.8%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school86.7%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college74.1%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree57.8%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors50.9%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters23.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree9.5%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.6%1.6%1.3%

There are a total of 28 public schools, 46 private schools and 14 post-secondary schools in Pasadena. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Pasadena, CA schools is 32%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Pasadena, CA, an average of 87.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 86.7% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Pasadena schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Pasadena, CA schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
San Marino, CA13,32485%74%
La Cañada Flintridge, CA20,47783%68%
Arcadia, CA57,75576%54%
South Pasadena, CA25,93676%54%
West Hollywood, CA35,66170%43%
Pasadena, CA140,26832%35%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Orange, CA139,91932%34%
Fullerton, CA139,49149%1%
Dayton, OH141,14343%13%
Killeen, TX138,74569%40%
McAllen, TX138,47573%49%
Pasadena, CA140,26832%35%
Source: The Pasadena, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.