Maranatha High School in Pasadena, CA - Niche

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  • Grades
  • Students
  • Type
    Private, Religious
  • Religion
  • Reviews
    142 4.1
  • Ranking

Maranatha High School is a private inter-/non-denominational school in Pasadena, California. It has 622 students in grades 9-12. There have been 142 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
4.1 from 142 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Too much teacher turn-over, poor AP courses
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school is really great. The food is good most of the time, friends are easy to make, and school spirit is very high. If I could do it again, I would definitely choose this school because it also provides a great learning environment for the students; teachers are friendly and classes are never overcrowded.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Teachers: Our teachers are basically average. There are some that do go above and beyond. However, there are some obvious ones that do not care much.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Resources & Facilities: The school buildings are very good. Air conditioning is great, our facilities are great we a nice gym, aquatic center, and cafeteria.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Admissions: The application process is kind of long but very easy to answer. They stress high grades but accept some that aren't so high. To get financial aid, you should have high grades and not make a lot of money.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 The Waverly School 0 mi. 301
4.33 Westridge School 1 mi. 487
4.33 Polytechnic School 2 mi. 860
3.66 Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 3 mi. 410
3.66 St. Francis High School 4 mi. 658

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 The Waverly School Westridge School
White 52.0% 51.0% 50.0% 55.0% 50.0% 64.0% 46.0%
Asian 21.0% 4.8% 16.0% 17.0% 5.0% 3.0% 22.0%
Hispanic 12.0% 25.0% 18.0% 7.0% 23.0% 20.0% 8.0%
African American 12.0% 15.0% 2.0% 4.0% 2.0% 1.0% 5.0%
Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.4% 0% 0% 4.0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 11.0% 15.0% 14.0% 9.0% 17.0%


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 13 responses

  • 85% Yes
  • 8% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 21% Friendliness
  • 17% Diversity
  • 17% Amount of AP classes
  • 17% Christian Education
  • 14% Brotherhood in Sports
  • 10% Faculty
  • 3% An all inclusive student philosophy

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 41% Cost of tuition
  • 29% Strictness of officials
  • 24% Administration out of touch with teachers
  • 6% Short class hours

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% The only Christian High School in SGV
  • 44% Rigor of academics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 58% Christ centered
  • 17% Friendly
  • 17% Diverse
  • 8% Confused

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 58% Balance your workload
  • 25% Watch out for dandorf
  • 17% Get to know teachers and use them as resources

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 78% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.