The 55-year-old campus sits in the heart of Pasadena near Southmore Blvd. The school has a long and storied history of success in academic, fine arts and athletic events.
In the past several years, Southmore students have won numerous awards in many math math and art competitions. Several art students have also won awards at the state and regional levels. In addition, NASA filmed science students at the school in Spring 2005 as part of a documentary.