South Pasadena High School

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South Pasadena High School
1401 Fremont Avenue

United States
TypePublic secondary
MottoFair play, Strength, Scholarship, Leadership
PrincipalJanet Anderson
Enrollment1,486 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Black and Orange          
Athletics conferenceCIF-SS Rio Hondo League

South Pasadena High School (SPHS or "South Pas") is the one public high school serving grades 9-12 in the city of South Pasadena, California. With the South Pasadena Middle School and three elementary schools (Arroyo Vista, Marengo, and Monterey Hills) it makes up the South Pasadena Unified School District.

Established in 1906, it is the first and only public high school in South Pasadena. The campus is situated on the west side of the city on Fremont Avenue. The school is composed of several main academic buildings, a performing arts auditorium, a swimming pool, two sets of tennis courts, two indoor gymnasiums, a 400-m outdoor track, and three athletic fields. The school's motto is "Scholarship, Leadership, Strength, and Fair Play." The school colors are orange and black, and the mascot is a tiger.


SPHS opened in 1906 after South Pasadena residents approved a measure to construct a public high school. Until 1955, South Pasadena High School was known as South Pasadena-San Marino High School and served both cities. San Marino opened their own high school in 1955.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "South Pasadena Senior High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  2. ^ Wesley Chesbro
  3. ^ "South Pasadena High School Alumni Association". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ "Steve Hodel web page with image of George Hodel's SPHS Year Book". Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  5. ^ "Leslie Smith UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01.

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Coordinates: 34°06′34″N 118°09′13″W / 34.10938°N 118.15373°W / 34.10938; -118.15373