Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 8, 2024

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Mountain View News Saturday, June 8, 2024 



This year's graduates 
have exemplified 
exceptional academic 
prowess, dedication, 
and resilience, setting 
new benchmarks for 
future classes.


The Class of 2024 
comprises 759 
students, each 
contributing to an 
impressive average 
GPA of 3.45, and an 
astonishing 99.9% 
graduation rate. 
Demonstrating a 
commitment to 
academic excellence, 
over 80% of these students enrolled in one or more Honors or Advanced Placement (AP) courses 
during their high school career, with the average student taking five AP/Honors courses. This 
marks a significant increase in advanced coursework participation compared to previous years. 

College Acceptances and Matriculation

Arcadia High School students have secured placements at some of the most prestigious universities 
across the nation and internationally. Highlights of this year’s college acceptances include:

University of California, Berkeley: 59 students accepted

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA): 33 students accepted

Harvard University: 1 student accepted

Yale University: 1 student accepted

Stanford University: 1 student accepted

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): 1 student accepted

Cal Tech: 1 student accepted

Columbia University: 1 student accepted

Princeton: 1 student accepted

Brown University: 4 students accepted

In total, students will be attending 57 different colleges within California and 28 different colleges 
across six countries, including the U.K., France, Japan, Mexico, and China.

Diverse Educational Pathways

A significant portion of the graduating class, 434 students, will be attending four-year colleges, 
while 281 students have opted for two-year colleges, maintaining a consistent trend over the past 
four years. Additionally, 22 students are pursuing vocational training at trade schools, reflecting a 
growing interest in diverse career pathways.

Popular Majors

The Class of 2024 has shown particular interest in the following fields of study:

- Biology: 40 students

- Computer Science: 40 students

- Business: 37 students

- Psychology: 35 students

- Nursing: 26 students

- Mechanical Engineering: 17 students

- Business Administration: 16 students

- Biochemistry: 14 students

Wellness and Balance

Arcadia High School places a strong emphasis on student wellness. During the 2023-2024 school 
year, 277 seniors visited the school’s Wellness Center, with an average of 34 one-on-one follow-ups 
each month. This support system underscores the school’s commitment to fostering a balanced and 
healthy educational environment.

Community Engagement

Demonstrating commendable dedication to their community, 238 seniors (38% of the class) held 
part-time jobs alongside their academic responsibilities. This engagement reflects the well-rounded 
character of Arcadia High School graduates, who balance academics with real-world experiences.

Profound and Positive Impact

The Arcadia High School Class of 2024 has set a high standard for academic excellence and community 
involvement. As these students embark on the next chapter of their educational journeys, they carry 
forward a legacy of hard work, resilience, and dedication. The Arcadia community celebrates their 
achievements and looks forward to their continued success. Once an Apache, always an Apache. 

Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 

Head of School: Joanne Harabedian

E-mail address:

Arcadia Christian School

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

Preschool - TK - 8th Grade


Principal: Cindy Harmon


Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School

Ms. Rose Navarro, Principal

2660 East Orange Grove Blvd.

Pasadena, Ca 91107


Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 

Head of School: Tonya Beilstein

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3527 

Preschool-TK-8th Grade

Principal: Jonathon Hawes

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809

Principal: Nancy Lopez

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 791-1255

Head of School: Jenny Janetzke


The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 

Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle College Preparatory

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Interim Principal Ernest Siy

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Mathew Kodama


St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114


Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 

Principal: Dr. Jodi Marchesso

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:

Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 396-3600 Website:

Arcadia Unified School District

234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:

Monrovia Unified School District

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 


Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010



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