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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.

All Saints Lutheran Church
2 San Marin Dr, Novato, CA 94945
All Saints Lutheran Church has been part of the Novato community since 1965. Pastor Annemarie Burke joined theMore congregation in 2012. The church is located at the junction of Novato Boulevard and San Marin Drive, just across the street from San Marin High School. Weekly Sunday worship services start at 9:30am; seasonal services are announced on the congregation's website. The congregation offers a full array of community and global outreach programs, youth and family ministries and activities for all ages.
San Ramon Elementary School
45 San Ramon Way, Novato, CA 94945
San Ramon Elementary is the epicenter of kids' activities in the close-knit San Marin neighorhood of Novato, just at theMore southern foot of Mount Burdell. Since 1968, the school has achieved high academic standards and taught kids who generally move onto Sinaloa Middle School and San Marin High School. The school is one of eight elementary schools in the district. It is composed of clusters with seven classrooms in each, plus a common learning space in the middle. Additionally, there is a separate kindergarten cluster with two classrooms and a common work area. The school lacks a multiuse room or gymnasium. The staff is composed of 28 credentialed teachers. A part-time credentialed librarian and a full-time library clerk work with teachers by grade level. Its API index for the 2009-2010 academic year was 854. The state has set 800 as the score schools should strive to meet. As of the 2009-2010 school year, the ethnic breakdown of the student body included 60.9% whites, 27.7% Hispanics, 7% Asian Americans and 3% African-Americans. Eighteen percent of the students are considered English language learners; the district average per school is 21%.
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