School Details

San Pasqual High School

3300 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 291-6000
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2592 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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California Standards Test (CST)

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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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

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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California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Escondido Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

San Pasqual High School is a public high school in Escondido. The principal of San Pasqual High School is Erin Smith, whose e-mail is esmith@euhsd.k12.ca.us. 2,592 children attend San Pasqual High School and identify mostly as Asian; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 14% of the San Pasqual High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 38% of the 2,592 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at San Pasqual High School is 22:1. Valley High (Continuation) School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% 3%
Hispanic 48% 55%
White, non-Hispanic 43% 35%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 9283%
Multiracial 0.08% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 41%
Limited English proficiency 14% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is in her senior year at San Pasqual. I could not be happier with SPHS! She has loved her teachers done well in her classes and made many friends. I have found the staff to be very responsive to our questions and needs and the school is fun and safe for the students. I spent three years driving her there on an inter district transfer because I knew it was the best school in the district and she and I are both very happy with our choice.

  • (3 years ago)

    The non-teaching staff is a joke Calls are not returned unless you complain to the district office. The online grade viewing does NOT work and staff refuses to give out the tech support phone number referring you instead to "counselors" who tell you to click "help"

  • (5 years ago)

    Typically overly large public SoCal High School. Teachers work hard but on mis guided things. Too much teacher PC attitudes especially amoung the younger teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have had multiple children attend/graduate from San Pasqual High School. It's a decent school for a basic public education and will cover the needs of the majority of students. I have been very disappointed with the counseling staff. You are more likely to receive attention and good advice if you are a struggling student. High achieving students are put on a back burner -- even when they repeatedly seek out assistance they find it difficult to make an appointment are given misinformation and the staff has procrastinated (and missed) important college deadlines. Teachers are generally okay. Test scores are mediocre but improving. There is a general apathy among the administrators which I find unacceptable. Overall the school will provide an education but if you have a high-achieving student and have the means consider a private school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is now half way through her junior year at San Pasqual High School. I have to say that her experience at San Pasqual has been wonderful for her. She has had some wonderful teachers whom have shown some genuine interest in her academics and abilities to learning. My daughter has taken some very challenging classes at San Pasqual and I think that with her willing to learn and her teachers desire for her to succeed she is doing just that. I have to admit I am an alumni of San Pasqual and so my opinions are a little on the biased side but I did have my concerns about this school because of my experiences. I have to say learning has always come easy for my daughter so San Pasqual has been good for her the real challenge will come when my son starts there in a couple of years.

  • (9 years ago)

    It is important for parents to get information on the school and what is expected when your freshman starts high school. San Pasqual does that in the summer when signing up and during the middle of the school year when the counselors hold an informational meeting on requirements and resources for freshmen and freshman parents. I was impressed that they came to us with new information. The parents did not have to seek them out.

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