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About This School

San Pedro Senior High School is a public high school in Los Angeles. The principal of San Pedro Senior High School is Jeanette Stevens. 3,296 students go to San Pedro Senior High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 9% of the San Pedro Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 48% of the 3,296 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at San Pedro Senior High School is 21:1. William J. Johnston Community Day School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Italian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 11%
Hispanic 69% 73%
Asian 3% 4%
Filipino 2% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 17% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 646343%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.4% 0.7%
Multiracial 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 75%
Limited English proficiency 9% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I do feel that am doing good in this school so I say thanks san pedro high school

  • (4 years ago)

    My oldest daughter graduated in '08 and I have 2 children there now. My younger daughter is a senior this year and she is the editor of the school newspaper and last year she was co-editor. I know that she succeeds because she always gives her best work but I think the school offers the students the chance to succeed whenever possible. My son is a freshman and he is happily on the school soccer team which is a dream come true for him. Otherwise I don't know much about the school to brag except that I do know that the football teams have been great.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 3 children attending SPHS. To date I have had great communication with their teachers. I am an actively involved parent and I have enjoyed being part of the school's advisory committee. Currently we have a devoted Title 1 Coordinator who is dedicated to increasing Parent Involvement which makes being at the school an enjoyable experience. I encourage all parents to attend a CEAC SSC or SBM meeting and see first hand how all stakeholder groups are working together. As we start this New Year I look forward to the continued support of the Administration and Staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a SPHS Magnet School alumni I have to say I found even the accelerated curriculum a joke. High school was all about being babysat. I only had one or two teachers that stand out in my mind as people who were dedicated and could relate to us as students Mr. Saavedra being among them. As for parents complaining that the school 'lets' the students ditch I would recommend giving your children a sounder moral foundation and stop blaming it on the school. Kids will ditch if they want to regardless of which school they go to. Whether they can do that and still graduate is the real question. I speak from experience (and graduated with honors no less.) I think San Pedro High probably ranks the same as most other high schools in America as far as educational quality- our antiquated educational system is in dire need of an overhaul.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student who graduated from San Pedro high school it is a great school. It has tremendous community support. The teachers are excellent. The amount of counselors at this school I do agree aren't enough.I think this school has been greatly updated in recent years.I believe that it offers a great deal of extra curricular activities for all student needs. I'm sure there are problems such as truancy but can anyone think of a high school that doesn't have that problem.Overall I loved my experience there and as a mom I would recommend San Pedro high school to other parents.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think that the teachers are stuck in a certain frame of mind and they think no one cares about the kids so they don't try to get parents involved. The environment is not conducive to learning.

  • (9 years ago)

    Amazing faculty and staff that are always available and helpful. Three of my daughters attended and all three went on to college with the help of the high school curriculum. The music dance and sports programs allow a well-rounded education.

  • (10 years ago)

    San Pedro High School is one of the best schools in Los Angeles. For the most part the students faculty and staff have a mutual respect for each other and the students receive an excellent education. Parent involvement could be greater but this seems to be a problem with most high schools. All of my children will attend or attended San Pedro High School including my husband and myself.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter also ditched and I wasn't notified for 30 days. I left messages with every teacher. I asked the counselor if I should come in for a meeting. She said 'No it's not necessary.' I also went and spoke with every teacher. This was two months ago. It is now 5 days before graduation. I went to see how she was doing; they let me know she isn't going to graduate. Again 2 more months have passed and no notification from any one. Now it's too late and my daughter is not graduating. This school absolutely does not care about these childrens' education. I am absoultely devastated.

  • (10 years ago)

    I guess this review could be for any public high school in the LAUSD. The schools are definitely overcrowded and there isn't a balanced amount of students per teacher ratio. In addition the counselors have too many students to keep track of.

  • (10 years ago)

    Both of my children attended San Pedro High School which prepared them well for the University of California where they both attended.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter went to SPHS for 2 1/2 months before I pulled her out. She ditched a few classes for 28 days and I did not receive one phone call. I left several messages for her teachers and received no response. SPHS is wide open and students can easily come and go. Although my daughter is enrolled in another school my niece is going to SPHS and experiencing similar problems. San Pedro should be ashamed of their high school.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a former student of SPHS I have seen many changes the last 40 years all very positive. The students have access to many computers for research and college information. The magnet and honors academy are amongst the best in LAUSD.

  • (10 years ago)

    Overall i am very pleased with the quality of the education my sons have recieved at SPHS. Most of the teachers are extremely well qualified and interested in their students.

  • (11 years ago)

    I am a past student of San Pedro High School. I was and am very pleased with the quality of the teachers and the opportunities that this school has to offer their students.

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