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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:

  • Thu, 07 Dec 2023 09:13:00 +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: 12/07/23
    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/!

  • Tue, 05 Dec 2023 13:29:00 +0000: $399,999 :: 85 North Madison Avenue #3, Pasadena CA, 91101 - Pasadena - Townhomes and Condos
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    0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 472 sq ft
    Lot Size: 13,121 sq ft
    Added: 10/11/23, Last Updated: 12/05/23
    Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
    MLS Number: WS23189134
    Community: Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active

    $399,999 or TRADE. Why Rent When You Can BUY? Welcome to the Historic 1922 Barcelona, located at the desirable Playhouse District of Pasadena. Stepping into the building's lobby, you will be transported back in time with the original check-in desk and an antique cage elevator, providing a glimpse into the history of this splendid Spanish-style structure. This unit features gorgeous hardwood flooring throughout, French-casement windows, ample storage space and high ceilings. A well-lit kitchen with authentic shaker-style wooden cabinetry and a full bathroom with decorative tile accents. It also comes with a private storage space and a community laundry area located in the basement. Benefit from lower property taxes under Mill Acts. Conveniently Located near Pasadena City College, Cal Tech, Old Town Pasadena, South Lake Shopping District, the Gold Line Lake Station, Markets, Restaurants, Parks, Schools, and Freeways. There’s Nothing Like This Home, Come See Your New Home Today! Hurry, This Won’t Last! All offers Are Welcome! Don't let this opportunity to own a character-filled gem in the heart of Pasadena pass you by! HOA covers water, gas, and insurance. For $399,999 or TRADE.

    Listed with JULIE LAI CalDRE: 02174804 | 626-487-5116, Your Home Sold Guaranteed Rlty

    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/!

  • Mon, 04 Dec 2023 15:28:00 +0000: $920,000 :: 931 E Walnut Street #101, Pasadena CA, 91106 - Pasadena - Townhomes and Condos
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    2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,440 sq ft
    Lot Size: 49,563 sq ft
    Added: 12/04/23, Last Updated: 12/04/23
    Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
    MLS Number: PF23215914
    Community: Pasadena (SE)
    Status: Active

    Stylish two-story 2 Bedrooms + office/den, 2.5 bath townhouse in the sophisticated and luxurious Lake @Walnut complex. The light filled open layout is a welcoming place to come home to. A large living room/dining area combo is great for entertaining. Sliding glass doors off the dining area leads to the patio. Modern chef's kitchen has granite counters and stainless steel high end appliances. There is an office room/den off the entry way and a half bath with linen closet. 2nd story primary suite has a walk-in closet, balcony, bathroom with oversized bath tub. 2nd bedroom suite includes a walk-in closet and full bath. Other features include: Dual pane windows, in unit washer/dryer, dual climate control on each floor and 2 parking spaces. Lake@Walnut building amenities includes: Club room, a courtyard with lush landscaping, gym, BBQ, fountain and a fireplace. HOA monthly fees includes hot and cold water, trash, insurance and common area activities. Conveniently located close to the metro (a block from the metro station), shopping, theaters, bookstores, and restaurants. Stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer are included without any warranty or guaranty.

    Listed with Sonia Amin CalDRE: 01044322 | 626-683-0300, Re/Max Tri City

    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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