Maranatha High School in Pasadena, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    622
  • Type
    Private, Religious, Coed
  • Religion
    Inter-/Non-denominational
  • Reviews
    161 4.0
  • Ranking

Maranatha High School is a private, inter-/non-denominational, coed school in Pasadena, California. It has 622 students in grades 9-12. There have been 161 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

169 S Saint John Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 817-4000

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 161 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: I was a part of many clubs and organizations, and while many of them were fun, like NHS, CSF, and Ambassador Club, the ASB was a little chaotic and unreasonable. I felt like I didn't have a voice in it because the higher ups seemingly did not care about people who were simply representatives. The presidents and the ASB advisor did not ask for representatives' input, but they did make us do all the dirty work, such as coming early to school to set up chairs while they stood there and told us what to do. They did not help us at all, making it very obvious which leaders were fit to be leaders. Maybe it was just my experience in ASB, but I felt that my opinions were not wanted and my thoughts were not cared about. They lost the true reason why ASB exists, and I think part of it was, again, a faculty issue. Overall, it was an alright experience, but if I knew that this would happen, I definitely would not want to be a part of it again.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I think because I was plugged in and had good friends, my overall experience at this school was in general okay. The faculty changed dramatically every year I was there, but I think it is good to have consistency, just so the students do not feel like they are always being uprooted and moved. The environment there never really felt genuine, because the students there sometimes were fake or rude. Despite this, there were faculty members that I felt comfortable with and was able to have a good conversation with once in a while. There were teachers that were genuine and kind, and wanted to build a relationship with their students, which I think is really great.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: The choice of teachers could definitely be better. Just because they look good on paper doesn't mean that they are qualified to teach students who actually need to learn. Some teachers may know the material very, very well, but their teaching style is either not adapted to the students' needs, or they are just unable to share that information with the class in general. It is very obvious to the students which teachers go above and beyond, and which ones stick to the bare minimum. We appreciate teachers who genuinely care for our well-being, are understanding that their class is not the only class we have to do work for, and who are fair, and who are able to go above and beyond.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: The club system seems to be improving this year. In the past clubs have not been very well organized. A lot of people are pushing to have more clubs that support diversity this year like the BSU, and Feminism Club
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school has changed drastically over the years I've been here. I like the friendly atmosphere and the campus is beautiful. However, the administration needs to stop focusing on our dress code and focus more on improving the quality of education and restoring school spirit. I definitely think most of the students are dissatisfied with how nothing seems fun about our school anymore.

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4.33 Westridge School 1 mi. 500
4.33 Polytechnic School 2 mi. 860
4.00 Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 3 mi. 385
3.66 St. Francis High School 4 mi. 658
4.33 Flintridge Preparatory School 4 mi. 500

Around Maranatha High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Male 50%
Female 50%

Student Diversity

Maranatha High School United States California Flintridge Preparatory School Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Polytechnic School St. Francis High School Westridge School
White 52.0% 51.0% 24.8% 44.0% 50.0% 55.0% 50.0% 37.0%
Asian 21.0% 4.8% 11.3% 34.0% 18.0% 17.0% 5.0% 17.0%
Hispanic 12.0% 25.0% 53.3% 12.0% 20.0% 7.0% 23.0% 6.0%
African American 12.0% 15.0% 6.1% 7.0% 3.0% 4.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.4% 0.5% NA 0% 0% 4.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% NA 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 3.3% NA 8.0% 15.0% 14.0% 18.0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 22.8%
Grade 10 24.6%
Grade 11 25.9%
Grade 12 26.7%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 70% Yes
  • 15% Not sure.
  • 15% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 22% Friendliness
  • 19% Brotherhood in Sports
  • 17% Amount of AP classes
  • 17% Christian Education
  • 14% Diversity
  • 8% Faculty
  • 3% An all inclusive student philosophy

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 33% Cost of tuition
  • 29% Administration out of touch with teachers
  • 25% Strictness of officials
  • 8% Teacher Retention Rate
  • 4% Short class hours

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 53% The only Christian High School in SGV
  • 27% Rigor of academics
  • 20% It has the highest turnover rate in history

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 45% Christ centered
  • 20% Friendly
  • 15% Confused
  • 15% Diverse
  • 5% Motivated but unable to achieve goals

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 50% Balance your workload
  • 29% Watch out for dandorf
  • 21% Get to know teachers and use them as resources

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 24% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.