Maranatha High School

162 reviews
  1. Pasadena, CA
  2. 9-12
  3. Private, Inter-/Non-denominational
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
169 S Saint John Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
Telephone
(626) 817-4000

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,375

Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.

Maranatha High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
Data not available
Average SAT
1160
71 responses
Average ACT
28
35 responses

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
  • Uprising
    31%
  • Senior barbecue
    22%
  • Powderpuff
    14%
  • Senior Prank
    11%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Mentor Groups
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
622
Free or Reduced Lunch
Data not available
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
Data not available
National
$11,890
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses

Reviews

162 reviews
  • Excellent
    48
  • Very Good
    70
  • Average
    39
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    2
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 months ago
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.
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago
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 months ago