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College of Marin Indian Valley Campus
1800 Ignacio Blvd, Novato, CA 94949
The College of Marin Indian Valley Campus is a community college with a campus located in Novato. The college offersMore students an array of academic programming at the college level. Some of the College of Marin's aims are to prepare students for transfers to four-year colleges, enrich students culturally and prepare students for entry into the workforce. For further inquiries, phone the College of Marin Indian Valley Campus.
Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden
1800 Ignacio Blvd, Novato, CA 94949

In cooperation with the College of Marin, the Conservation Corp North Bay forged this farm, fostering education andMore outreach programs. This farm acts as a model for environmental awareness and sustainable living. Programs are available for middle school to college students and Bay Area residents.

The farm is located in the College of Marin campus, adjacent to the school athletic field.

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
10 Commercial Blvd, Novato, CA 94949

The ACCJC, based in Bel Marin Keys, is one of three commissions under the corporate entity known as the WesternMore Association of Schools and Colleges. This West Coast office oversees accreditation for more than 300 institutions of higher learning.

There are 19 members of the accrediting commission who review college programs throughout the western states and U.S. territories in the Pacific region. Most ACCJC commissioners are former college administrators and many have doctorate degrees. Accreditation is not mandatory for a college, but its credibility depends on it.

I.V.C. Fields at the Indian Valley Campus of College of Marin
1800 Ignacio Blvd, Novato, CA 94949
These lighted softball and soccer fields at the western edge of the College of Marin's Indian Valley campus areMore maintained by the city of Novato. The complex is one of the few athletic fields in Novato with lights. Adult recreational leagues and youth leagues host games at the Ignacio location. The park is on the edge of an open space and includes tall backstops, bleachers and restrooms. Several popular trails branch off from the fields.
San Marin High School
15 San Marin Dr, Novato, CA 94945

Families on Novato's north and west sides are served by San Marin High, a public school nestled near the foot ofMore Mount Burdell. About 850 students attend the school, which has a Mustang mascot and the school colors of green and gold.

The school has 51 classrooms, two gyms, a student center for performing arts, a library, a college and career center, a weight room  and a science lab. Facilities have been upgraded in the past few years thanks to a facility bond.

San Marin, led by Principal Adam Littlefield, rated a 792 on the 2009-2010 Academic Performance Index. The state has set 800 as the target score for all schools. The school, which has a graduation rate of 98.3 percent, offers 15 advanced placement courses.

San Marin's student population is 67.4 percent white, 22.5 percent Hispanic, 5.5 percent Asian American and 2.6 percent black. Twenty-one percent of San Marin's families are categorized as socioeconomically challenged by the Novato Unified School District. The district average for the secondary schools is 33 percent socioeconomically challenged students per school.

Parents of San Marin students are more educated than the average for other Novato secondary schools. The average is 53 percent college graduates, and San Marin's figure is 59 percent. The median household income in the 94945 ZIP code is approximately $65,900.

Mustang sports teams compete in the Marin County Athletic League.

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