PROFICIENCY 30% 23% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
33%Pasadena Unified

John Muir High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Pasadena Unified" in Pasadena, CA. There are a total of 919 students and 55 teachers at John Muir High, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 660 free lunch students and 82 reduced lunch students.

John Muir High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 29.5%, which is 23% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch660
Reduced lunch82


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At John Muir High, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School15-19%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School40-44%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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John Muir High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 1.9% 11.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 26.4% 15.2% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.7% 5.2% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 70.0% 65.0% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.2% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 3.1% 3.1%

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Pasadena demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)6,10323291
Median age37.736.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)49%52%55%
Speak English56%56%79%
Speak Spanish27%29%13%

Education level achieved in Pasadena

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%
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