Families on Novato's north and west sides are served by San Marin High, a public school nestled near the foot of…More 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.