Welcome to South Pasadena High School, Home of the Tigers!
South Pasadena High School is in its 108th year in the same location! We are very proud of our long tradition of strong academics, athletics, activities, alumni participation, parental support, and school spirit. Our Centennial Graduation in June, 2006, was cause for celebration throughout the community and among the thousands of alumni who shared in the excitement.
At South Pasadena High School, we say that our students are “grown locally to make an impact globally, deep into the 21st Century.” That slogan plays out through the many programs offered at our school. Our students are expected to demonstrate their learning through applications beyond the classroom. Examples may be seen in the Senior English Community Outreach Business Plans and presentations, our student-run silk screening and student store companies, the World History “Save the World” project, volunteerism for our Community Service graduation requirement, our design classes, Associated Student Body and club activities, and so much more.
Looking at old photos, it is clear that many changes have taken place at SPHS. Our campus has been transformed several times through facility bonds supported by the residents of the City. Along with our classrooms, our athletic facilities have benefited from new construction and cosmetic and safety upgrades.
We have many reasons for our Tiger Pride. Our students are friendly and hardworking, our teachers are dedicated and devoted, our parents are supportive and involved, and we live in a community that supports its schools. Diversity among our student body leads to a very diverse array of involvement opportunities for students; this is a place where students can “find their niche within a niche.” While we are on a journey of continual improvement, we do stop to appreciate how very special it is to be a part of South Pasadena High School.
The mission of South Pasadena High School is to empower/enable students to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, solve problems, set and reach goals, and work cooperatively and independently as responsible citizens of the community. Staff, students, parents, and community members collaborate in assisting students to meet these ends.
South Pasadena High School will produce active, caring and engaged students with skills and attitudes that continually make a positive impact in their families and local community, as well as the global community. The SPHS campus community provides the technological, social, and academic tools that together foster the emergence of pride and respect for self and others. Through a caring and supportive environment fostering mutual respect and rewarding relationships, a diverse array of students, faculty, parents, and community will interact together, seeking to embellish the unique gifts that each individual brings to the campus community.