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San Marcos High School

San Marcos High School


General Information

  • Grades Served: 9-12
  • Address: 4750 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 | Map
  • Phone: (805) 967-4581
  • Fax: (805) 967-8358
  • TDD: (805) 967-4581 x256
  • Principal: Mr. Ed Behrens
  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • School Mascot: Royals
  • School Colors: Blue and Red
  • Website:

School Highlights

Established in 1958 on a 44.40-acre site, San Marcos High School is centered between Santa Barbara and Goleta.

The school’s varied curriculum offers over 200 academic and elective courses. Approximately 80% of San Marcos students go on to higher education, with 35% going directly to four-year colleges and universities and 45% attending two-year community colleges.

San Marcos moved from a traditional six-period day to a block schedule where students take three 90-minute classes a day with the option of a fourth class. Students may thus complete 16 classes a year instead of the traditional 12.

School Recognition

California Distinguished High School (1994, 2005)

Six-year accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (granted 2009-2010)

Feeder Schools and their District

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