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San Rafael, California

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San Rafael is the County seat of Marin County, California, United States. The City is located in the San Francisco Bay Area. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 56,063.

Notable landmarks include: the Mission San Rafael Arcngel, around which the city developed; the Marin Civic Center building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch; and the Rafael Film Center.

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Geography

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Location of San Rafael, California

San Rafael is located at 37°58'60" North, 122°31'25" West (37.983256, -122.523694)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 58.1 km² (22.4 mi²). 43.0 km² (16.6 mi²) of it is land and 15.1 km² (5.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 26.04% water.

Climate

San Rafael has a mediterranean climate. Winter is typically mild with lows rarely reaching the freezing mark. Average highs are between 11-15 C (50's F) and low's between 5-10 C (mid 40's F). In the summer highs are between 25-28 C (upper 70's F). Summer Low's are around 13 C (mid 50's F). This makes it possible to live in this area without airconditioning. The rainy season is from November to March. Rain is rare outside of this period and it is normal to receive no rain in June, July, Aug, and September. The hottest month of the year is September. The temperature regularly gets into the low 30's C (low 90's F).

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 56,063 people, 22,371 households, and 12,773 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,304.8/km² (3,378.9/mi²). There are 22,948 housing units at an average density of 534.1/km² (1,383.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 75.76% White, 2.24% African American, 0.56% Native American, 5.59% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 11.16% from other races, and 4.53% from two or more races. 23.31% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 22,371 households out of which 25.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% are married couples living together, 9.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9% are non-families. 32.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.99.

In the city the population is spread out with 19.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $60,994, and the median income for a family is $74,398. Males have a median income of $50,650 versus $39,912 for females. The per capita income for the city is $35,762. 10.2% of the population and 5.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.7% of those under the age of 18 and 5.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

San Rafael History

Comming before July 1st

Educational institutions

Colleges and universities

High schools

Terra Linda High School

Terra Linda High School opened in 1960. It is a coeducational public secondary school located on 320 Nova Albion Way in Terra Linda, a northern area of San Rafael. It is a part of the San Rafael High School District.The school colors are blue and gold. Carole Ramsey is the principal. Terra Linda High School is the home of the TL Trojans.

In the 20022003 school year, 84 percent of the school's students were enrolled in advanced mathematics courses, well above the state average of 55 percent. Their average combined SAT score for that year was 1126.

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San Rafael High School

San Rafael High School is a coeducational public secondary school located at 185 Mission Avenue. It is a part of the San Rafael High School District. It was founded in 1888, and the current campus was built in 1924. As of 2005, Judith B. Colton is the principal, and the school mascot is the bulldog.

It is a part of California's Class Size Reduction Program, so ninth-grade math and English classes are limited to 20 students per class.

San Rafael High School is often cited as the origin of the time and codeword 4:20 in drug culture.

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Madrone Continuation High School

Madrone Continuation High School is a high school in the San Rafael High School District. It shares facilities with San Rafael High School, but is otherwise independent. Ted Barone is the head of the administration.

There are about 50 students, in grades 10 to 12. The average class size is 17.

Madrone Continuation High School provides alternative secondary instruction, emphasizing individual attention, for students with special needs. Students are on a pass/fail system of grading, and each student has an assigned school counselor. Students in the San Rafael High School District can enter Madrone with a recommendation from the District Referral Committee.

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Phoenix Academy

Marin Academy

Marin Academy (MA) is a small private college preparatory high school of about 400 students situated at 1600 Mission Avenue. Located on the campus that for decades housed the San Rafael Military Academy prior to that school's closure, MA was founded in 1971 with a student body of 57.

The academic atmosphere is rigorous and though the school lacks a football team, the soccer team fills in and does quite well. What MA is really known for is its emphasis on visual and performing arts, as well as a tendency to admit students and hire faculty committed to progressive politics and social awareness.

Though every year the students of MA inevitably complain that the new incoming students are not as "MA" as previous classes, the spirit stays the same and the unique characteristics — minicourse, outings, innovative scheduling, required arts credits, community service, social justice, etc. — remain.

Their mascot is the wildcat and the school colors are red and black.

External links

Marin Academy Website (http://www.ma.org/home/)

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