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South Pasadena School Information – South Pasadena, CA

Are you interested in moving to the South Pasadena area? I’m sure that a critical decision most home buyers with children will face as they begin their home search is the school district. Education is on the forefront of all parents minds and each wants the best educational opportunities available for their children.

As you begin your home search in the South Pasadena we hope that we are able to shed some light on a few of the school inquiry questions you may have.


As you can see for Elementary Schools the district is divided in three parts.  The dividing line is Fair Oaks Avenue.

If you live EAST of Fair Oaks Avenue, your home school is Marengo Elementary. WEST, your home school is Arroyo Vista Elementary and If you live in the SOUTH WEST region below Huntington Drive and west of  Fremont your home school is Monterey Hills Elementary.

South Pasadena has one middle school and one high school. Everyone shares South Pasadena Middle School and for high school South Pasadena High. Both schools are centrally located off of Fair Oaks Avenue (a major street through South Pasadena.)

South Pasadena is known as an open enrollment district, meaning that you must enroll your children in your home school , but if you would like them to attend a different elementary school you may register for a lottery for your child to attend the school of your choice.

If there are openings at the South Pasadena school of your choice, that is not your home school, then a random lottery will be held for the open positions. Keep in mind that there is not always availability.  Also siblings may be separated if  you are trying to enroll them in a school that is not your home school.

Also, if there are a large number of  students that are registering  for a grade at a particular school, the overflow may go to a different elementary school than the home school that is intended for them. The best suggestion to ensure that your child/children get into the school of your choice would be to register at he home school designated to you on the first day available .

Monterey Hills Elementary and Arroyo Vista Elementary are both California Distinguished Schools.

In California an “achievement gap” exists among student subgroups. The California Dept. of Education and the State Superintendent of Public Works are making closing the achievement gap a top priorty.

The California Distinguished School Award identifies and honors those school that have demonstrated educational excellence for its students and their progress in narrowing the achievement gap. In order to apply for the Distinguished School honors  a variety of eligibility criteria must be met which include designated federal and state accountabilty measures based on the No Child Left Behind, Adequate Yearly Progress and the Academic Performance Index requirements.

Each schools report cards are available to view on their websites and if you have a question as to what your home school for a particular address is you can call 626-441-5810 ext. 1120.

For more information on the area and the most recent school scores feel free to visit our South Pasadena City Guide.

To see how much homes are selling for in South Pasadena, take a look at the houses and condominiums for sale below:

  • Sat, 09 Dec 2023 12:44:00 +0000: $589,000 :: 64 N Mar Vista Avenue #212, Pasadena CA, 91106 - Pasadena - Townhomes and Condos
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    2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 890 sq ft
    Lot Size: 72,837 sq ft
    Added: 12/08/23, Last Updated: 12/09/23
    Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
    MLS Number: AR23222578
    Community: Pasadena (SE)
    Status: Active

    Presenting an impeccable condominium nestled within the desirable Meridian complex at the heart of Pasadena. This residence boasts a flawless floor plan, highlighted by a generously proportioned living room, a tastefully renovated kitchen adorned with sleek stainless steel appliances, & exquisite engineered hardwood floors that grace the space with a touch of elegance. Natural light filters in gracefully, enhancing the ambiance throughout. The residence offers remarkably spacious rooms, augmented by central air conditioning, ensuring year-round comfort. Step outside onto the charming outdoor patio, perfect for hosting gatherings & leisurely moments. Residents are granted access to a fitness center, a versatile multipurpose room, as well as a tranquil pool & spa enclave. Strategically positioned within walking distance to CalTech/PCC, an array of shops, & a diverse selection of dining establishments, this property encapsulates convenience. The allure extends to nearby attractions such as Old Town Pasadena, the iconic Rose Bowl, the easily accessible 210 freeway, & the Gold Line, facilitating seamless public transportation. In addition, this residence boasts an exclusive gated parking area, providing two designated side by side parking spaces #6 & #7 for your convenience. Did I forget to mention you have an amazing view of the Rose Parade every January 1st from your balcony & the HOA pays for water and trash. Don't let this remarkable offering evade your grasp to call home today 🙂

    Listed with Ryan Asao CalDRE: 01331834 | 626-872-2207, KW Executive

    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!

  • Sat, 09 Dec 2023 08:24:00 +0000: $1,198,000 :: 39 S Los Robles Avenue #6005, Pasadena CA, 91101 - Pasadena - Townhomes and Condos
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    1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,082 sq ft
    Lot Size: 46,174 sq ft
    Added: 12/09/23, Last Updated: 12/09/23
    Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
    MLS Number: TR23223630
    Community: Pasadena (SW)
    Status: Active

    Welcome to your new home in the heart of historic Downtown Pasadena! This charming 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condominium is a true gem, offering both comfort and convenience in one of Pasadena's most desirable neighborhoods. It?s just steps away from the lively downtown area, offering a wide array of dining, shopping, and entertainment options.This luxury space is brand new, so be the first to experience it! It includes a cozy bedroom that provides a peaceful retreat with ample closet space. For your comfort, there?s also a modern, well-maintained bathroom.Enjoy a bright and spacious living area, perfect for relaxation and entertaining. It's well equipped with top of the line appliances, including a stove, refrigerator, microwave, washer, and dryer. It comes fully furnished with brand new, modern furniture such as a bed, dining table, sofa, and more.Plus, to make your life even more convenient, this condominium comes with a free parking spot, ensuring that you always have a hassle-free place to park your vehicle.Relax in the beautifully landscaped courtyard, a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. This place is just a quick stroll to top of the line museums, cafes, and boutiques within the city. There's convenient access to the Metro Gold Line and major freeways for easy commuting. It?s only a 15 minute drive to Los Angeles.One assigned parking space in underground garage.

    Listed with Denise Xiao CalDRE: 02028102 | 9094509206, Realty Masters & Associates

    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!

  • Fri, 08 Dec 2023 09:30:00 +0000: $780,000 :: 111 S Oak Knoll Avenue #113, Pasadena CA, 91101 - Pasadena - Townhomes and Condos
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    2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 978 sq ft
    Lot Size: 20,927 sq ft
    Added: 12/07/23, Last Updated: 12/08/23
    Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
    MLS Number: SR23220812
    Community: Pasadena (SE)
    Status: Active

    Corner ground level condo with 2 stories located in a prime area close to desirable Old Town Pasadena, South Lake Shopping District and Paseo Colorado areas. Move-in ready with newly updated, gated complex with a welcoming courtyard located in the Pasadena Playhouse District. Features 2 bedrooms with balconies, 2 1/2 baths, living room with fireplace, bright kitchen with built-in breakfast counter, patio area from the living room, subterranean secured parking (2 tandem spots) and community banquet room. Upgraded kitchen, floors and spacious downstairs bath. Newer shutters on all windows. Close to restaurants, shopping, entertainment and theater. This is a MUST SEE!

    Listed with Ozzie Gonzalez CalDRE: 01753989 | 310-528-7506, OG Realty Group

    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!

  • Wed, 06 Dec 2023 10:07:00 +0000: $988,000 :: 149 N Sierra Bonita Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91106 - Pasadena - Townhomes and Condos
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    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,713 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,970 sq ft
    Added: 12/05/23, Last Updated: 12/06/23
    Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
    MLS Number: WS23216092
    Community: Pasadena (SE)
    Status: Active

    Welcoming you into this well-maintained Townhome, which was built in 2003 Conveniently located near the Old Town, major business district, Metro Rail, PCC & CalTech. This fabulous town home is located in the rear of the 3-unit complex with a far distance from the street, is an ideal place to get to know your neighbors or remain private. Boasts a very private front patio and wood deck in the rear, is truly a rare find. The spacious floor plan includes 4 bedrooms, plus bonus room (not include in sq. ft.) One bedroom located on the main level has been used as a family room and 3 baths. Living room with fireplace and view to the front yard, HOA is only $250.00 a month including common area maintenance and gardener. The common area features an inviting courtyard with a beautiful garden setting and gated entry. Come to see today and move into this lovely home now!!!

    Listed with GUANGRONG ZUO CalDRE: 01938898 | 626-229-2200, RE/MAX PREMIER/ARCADIA

    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!

  • Tue, 05 Dec 2023 14:00:00 +0000: $1,480,000 :: 321 Arlington Drive, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Pasadena - Townhomes and Condos
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,040 sq ft
    Lot Size: 60,971 sq ft
    Added: 12/04/23, Last Updated: 12/05/23
    Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
    MLS Number: P1-15948
    Community: Pasadena (SW)
    Status: Active

    Welcome to your elegant townhome complete with soaring ceilings, luxe finishes, and an exceptionally spacious floor plan! Nestled in the exclusive Arlington Green complex, this exceptional home offers a rare blend of privacy and proximity to Pasadena's best attractions. The Mediterranean-inspired enclave, designed by celebrated Los Angeles architect Bob Ray Offenhauser, offers picturesque architecture, lushly planted courtyards linked by sunny brick pathways, a communal pool, and a highly sought locale off South Orange Grove Blvd near Arlington Garden. Stepping inside, you're treated to a sundrenched open floorplan and gorgeous garden views. Instantly, a sense of peace and serenity washes over you. The living room, with fine cabinetry and a statement fireplace, seamlessly connects to the gracious dining room and a private patio, making indoor-outdoor entertaining a breeze. In the kitchen you'll find a culinary haven where pristine white cabinetry harmonizes beautifully with top-of-the-line stainless appliances and gleaming granite countertops. The primary suite is a sanctuary for rest and relaxation, bathed in natural light. With a custom-built closet and a luxurious spa bath, you'll treasure feeling pampered daily. Two additional bedrooms and two modern bathrooms cater to the needs of both your household and guests while a stunning foyer and a private 2-car garage complete the home. Don't miss your chance to make this enviable environment for elevated living your very own.

    Listed with Evangelyn Lin CalDRE: 01817694 | (626) 807-6581, eXp Realty of California, Inc.

    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!

For all Muliple Listing Service details, please visit South Pasadena homes for sale and South Pasadena condos for sale.

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South Pasadena’s real estate report for 2003 through 2008

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