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SPHS Named as Top School for STEM

Newsweek recently announced its ranking of the top 5,000 STEM high schools for 2019, honoring excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. South Pasadena High School was named #675 in the nation.

The list includes schools in every region of the country that offer skilled teachers who keep up with developments in STEM fields and who create dynamic learning environments to engage their students. The top 5,000 schools were curated from Educational Researchâ„¢ that took into consideration a broad set of quantitative and qualitative data inputs. The purpose was to determine which primary/secondary institutions in America best offer student experiences in STEM while preparing them for post-secondary outcomes. Additional factors, including affluence and median household income were taken into consideration in compiling the rankings.

The full list of 5,000 top STEM high schools is available on

Go Tigers!

For more information, contact: South Pasadena Unified School District, Office of the Superintendent,