Maranatha High School in Pasadena, CA - Niche

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Maranatha High School is a private inter-/non-denominational school in Pasadena, California. It has 622 students in grades 9-12. There have been 155 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 155 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Though we don't have a school nurse, our school is very safe and has on-duty security guards throughout the day and an excellent athletic trainer with a medical background.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Overall, there is a variety of extracurricular activities at my school. However, some are favored noticeably more than others.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Extracurriculars are highly encouraged here.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: There is nothing I would change about my experience here because it has made me into the woman I am today. I am thankful for all my teachers and mentors that have nurtured me throughout high school.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Personally, my experience has drastically shifted throughout the past four years. The teacher turnaround rate is very high at this school in that teachers are constantly leaving. This makes it difficult for us, students, to adjust to new learning environments and establish a relationship with teachers.

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4.33 Westridge School 1 mi. 500
4.33 Polytechnic School 2 mi. 860
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Around Maranatha High School

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


Male 50%
Female 50%

Student Diversity

Maranatha High School United States Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Polytechnic School St. Francis High School Westridge School
White 52.0% 51.0% 50.0% 55.0% 50.0% 37.0%
Asian 21.0% 4.8% 16.0% 17.0% 5.0% 17.0%
Hispanic 12.0% 25.0% 18.0% 7.0% 23.0% 6.0%
African American 12.0% 15.0% 2.0% 4.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.4% 0% 0% 4.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 11.0% 15.0% 14.0% 18.0%


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 18 responses

  • 72% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 22% Friendliness
  • 19% Brotherhood in Sports
  • 16% Diversity
  • 16% Amount of AP classes
  • 16% Christian Education
  • 9% 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 13 responses

  • 46% The only Christian High School in SGV
  • 31% Rigor of academics
  • 23% It has the highest turnover rate in history

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 50% Christ centered
  • 17% Friendly
  • 17% Confused
  • 17% Diverse

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 15 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 73% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 20% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.