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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, 02 Mar 2024 08:35:00 +0000: $695,000 :: 370 Cliff Drive #3, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Pasadena - Townhomes and Condos
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    2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,191 sq ft
    Lot Size: 18,348 sq ft
    Added: 12/12/23, Last Updated: 03/02/24
    Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
    MLS Number: CV23223430
    Community: Pasadena (NE)
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 2/12/2024 by 3%
    Status: Active

    Welcome to 370 Cliff Drive, a charming neighborhood offering a serene tree-lined street for leisurely strolls and convenient access to a variety of popular shops and dining establishments just minutes away. Here, residents relish the ease of living close to amenities such as Whole Foods, Einstein Bagels, Pilates Studios, Bowlero, Citi-Bank, RiteAid, Ralph’s, and cozy coffee shops.This turnkey mid-century modern condo provides the perfect retreat after a day of shopping. It features an open floor plan bathed in abundant natural light throughout. The living room boasts a welcoming fireplace, and an enclosed patio area offers versatility as an office with a view or a serene sunroom for relaxation.In the sleek contemporary kitchen, you can prepare delectable meals with ease. It comes fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, including a stove, built-in microwave, fridge, and dishwasher. A portable washer and dryer will also be included with the purchase. Elegant white cabinets are complemented by wall-to-wall granite counters, complete with a charming coffee bar space.Both bedrooms and bathrooms exude spaciousness and a refreshing, airy ambiance.Additional amenities include two designated side-by-side carport spaces with storage, a rare offering within the complex. Central AC/heat ensures comfort year-round, and a newer water heater adds to the convenience. Notable upgrades include a modernized electrical panel, new bathroom toilets, a stylish new shower glass door/mirrors, a second bathroom modified to offer a full tub shower, plantation shutters for added elegance, and decorative tiles surrounding the fireplace.The monthly HOA fee of $350 covers water, trash, sewer, and grounds maintenance, simplifying your living experience. Pasadena is a sought-after location, making this property a fantastic opportunity you won't want to miss!

    Listed with Mike Chou CalDRE: 01852861 | 626-872-2207, K.W. 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/!

  • Fri, 01 Mar 2024 19:14:00 +0000: $2,598,000 :: 941 E California Boulevard #1, Pasadena CA, 91106 - Pasadena - Townhomes and Condos
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,030 sq ft
    Lot Size: 0 sq ft
    Added: 02/05/24, Last Updated: 03/01/24
    Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
    MLS Number: AR24025450
    Community: Pasadena (SE)
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/1/2024 by 4%
    Status: Active

    Experience the comfortable, easy-care living you crave in this newly constructed Pasadena townhome in the vibrant South Lake District! One of only four units in the project, the builder offers two different layouts to suit your unique lifestyle. Past the sun-kissed courtyard, enter through the glass-inlaid door and discover an awe-inspiring foyer welcoming you with crisp white tones, three-story ceilings, and gorgeous wide-plank flooring.Take the staircase to the second level where you’ll find the open-concept living areas bathed in brilliant natural light, creating a lively atmosphere for entertaining. Large windows frame delightful neighborhood views, while a designer chandelier lends elegance to the dining nook. Flaunt your culinary finesse in the chef-inspired kitchen, sporting top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, subway tile backsplash, and two-toned quartz countertops extending to the pendant-lit waterfall island. Glass sliders open to scenic balconies with frameless glass railings - ideal spots to share nightcaps at the end of the day.Distributed across multiple floors, three stunning and well-sized private retreats provide a serene escape, including a ground-level ensuite room with yard access and a full bath that’s fabulous for overnight company. Outshining them all, the top-floor primary suite is an oasis all its own, pampering you with an exclusive den, an overlooking balcony, a generous walk-in closet, and a luxurious open ensuite with an oversized shower and a spa-like soaking tub. Additionally, there’s an attached 2-car garage. With Polytechnic School, CalTech, boutique shops, fine dining, and parks close by, and cultural destinations like The Langham and Norton Simon Museum just minutes away, why wait? Come for a tour before this gem’s gone for good!

    Listed with Nicholas Borrelli CalDRE: 01481673 | 626-445-5500, Coldwell Banker George Realty

    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, 01 Mar 2024 14:18:00 +0000: $947,700 :: 385 S Oakland Avenue #305, Pasadena CA, 91101 - Pasadena - Townhomes and Condos
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,925 sq ft
    Lot Size: 52,543 sq ft
    Added: 02/28/24, Last Updated: 03/01/24
    Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
    MLS Number: SR24040281
    Community: Pasadena (SW)
    Status: Active

    Luxurious Mid-Century Living with Contemporary Comforts. Nestled within the prestigious Madison Heights neighborhood of Pasadena, Residence No. 305 at Oakland Towers epitomizes sophisticated urban living with its timeless mid-century architecture and modern updates. This single-level condominium offers an expansive 1,925 square feet of living space, meticulously designed to cater to both entertainment and everyday living. Located on the third floor offering lots of privacy. The double-door entry leads to the home's spacious layout boasting three bedrooms and two baths. The home offers ample space for comfortable living. The floor plan creates a seamless flow between the foyer, living room, dining room, and gourmet kitchen, ideal for hosting gatherings or simply relaxing in style. Modern upgrades in the kitchen feature sleek quartz countertops, modern cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances add a contemporary touch to the space. The home also has beautiful engineered wood flooring in the entryway, living room, kitchen,dining room, hallway, and third bedroom. There are plantation shutters in the living areas with blackout shades in two of the bedrooms. Spacious main bedroom suite, complete with a generous walk-in closet and a remodeled bathroom featuring slate accents and a stand-up shower with a clear glass enclosure. The second and third bedrooms are good size. The third bedroom is being used as a den/T.V. room. In-unit laundry area provides added convenience with a sink, shelving, and a stacked washer/dryer. There is a nook just off the living room that could be used as a home office, study area, or a wet bar area for entertaining. A nice-sized balcony is located just off the dining room. Residents enjoy access to amenities, including a community pool, lobby, elevator access, and well-landscaped courtyard entry with gated parking. The HOA covers outside earthquake insurance, water, and trash, and maintenance of the pool and common areas. Take advantage of Pasadena's walkability with easy access to upscale dining, shopping destinations, theaters, and world-class medical facilities. Stroll to Lake Avenue, Old Town Pasadena, or the Playhouse District. Additionally, proximity to Caltech and the Metro Gold Line enhances the convenience of city living. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the best of Pasadena living in this must-see condo. Schedule a viewing today and discover the perfect place to call home in this vibrant and dynamic community.

    Listed with Teri Gaskill-Vogelsang CalDRE: 00920310 | 661-964-1249, Keller Williams VIP Properties

    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, 01 Mar 2024 10:25:00 +0000: $600,000 :: 601 E Del Mar Boulevard #407, Pasadena CA, 91101 - Pasadena - Townhomes and Condos
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    1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 746 sq ft
    Lot Size: 23,658 sq ft
    Added: 03/01/24, Last Updated: 03/01/24
    Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
    MLS Number: PW24040457
    Community: Pasadena (SE)
    Status: Active

    Welcome to 601 Del Mar Blvd, Pasadena, a cozy urban abode perched on the fourth floor, offering a harmonious blend of style and comfort. This one-bedroom condo boasts modern kitchen appliances and elegant wood flooring that exudes warmth throughout. Enjoy the serenity of your own private oasis while being just steps away from the vibrant energy of Downtown Pasadena. Don't let this opportunity slip away experience everything the Pasadena community has to offer you.

    Listed with Jerardo Linares CalDRE: 02044579 | 714-770-0076, Millenia Real Estate

    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, 01 Mar 2024 09:35:00 +0000: $1,380,000 :: 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: 02/29/24, Last Updated: 03/01/24
    Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
    MLS Number: P1-16654
    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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