PROFICIENCY 65% 71% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
52%San Marcos Unified
32%San Marcos

San Marcos High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "San Marcos Unified" in San Marcos, CA. There are a total of 2,776 students and 102 teachers at San Marcos High, for a student to teacher ratio of 28 to 1. There are a total of 790 free lunch students and 176 reduced lunch students.

San Marcos High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 65.0%, which is 71% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio28:1
Free lunch790
Reduced lunch176


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 San Marcos 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 School49%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School81%

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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San Marcos High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 44.1% 40.9% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 2.8% 2.8% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 7.2% 7.7% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 44.0% 46.2% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 0.6% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.6% 0.7% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.9% 1.2% 3.1% 3.1%

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San Marcos demographics profile

StatisticSan MarcosCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)5,27123291
Median age32.936.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%52%55%
Speak English60%56%79%
Speak Spanish35%29%13%

Education level achieved in San Marcos

IndexSan MarcosCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade79.1%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school76.1%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college53.7%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.3%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The San Marcos High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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