Students enrolled 509
Hours no info
School leader Conan Bowers
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District Lucia Mar Unified

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495 Valley Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

(805) 474-3200
(805) 473-4222
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4 stars
Based on 35 ratings

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August 15, 2012
They don't take bulling seriously and you will be brushed off to one person to another even after speaking to the Principal for help. You will then be told it was address when nothing has been done, no one has been talked to or investigated. It took getting the police involved. Suddenly the school was patting themselves on the back on how they took care of it. The school is great with everything else they just seem to not want to deal with bulling or the kids harassing others even when death threats are being thrown around.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2012
I graduated from AGHS in 2009. The entire staff is full of good people. I'm proud to say I ended up in a great direction in life and i'm very fortunate to have spent 4 years with quality teachers. Thank you all.

- submitted by a community member
June 01, 2010
Arroyo Grande has an excellent and varied AP program, with dedicated and very talented teachers. The small town gives the high school a very friendly environment, where everyone feels like a family

- submitted by a student
April 24, 2010
Arroyo Grande High School is a family environment! Everyone get along:)

- submitted by a student
December 28, 2009
Caring, dedicated teachers. Best AP program in the area. ASB Link program helps frosh and transfers adjust to the school. Excellent athletics. Several campus clubs; community service Jr-Sr years is a requirement for graduation. Excellent AVID for college-bound students from less affluent families. Science academy, outstanding Ag program. This school, underfunded as it is, maximizes its resources with a first-rate staff.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2009
We started this school at the beginning of this year as a senior...While the school is not as academic as the school we came from, I find the counselors and teachers to be really great. Even the office people know the kids by name. You are not a 'number' here, which I really like. They will go out of there way to make sure you are getting what you need. You never have to wonder what is going on as they keep you very informed..Great school! And Im told the kids are much nicer here.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2009
My brother has a Asperger Syndrome and we moved to Arroyo Grande in August, right in the beginning of school. My mom went there with my brother and I was suprised when they told me my brother loved it there. All the schools he've been to (he's been in a lot) he loves this school.

- submitted by a community member
March 29, 2009
I am a parent of a Freshman in this school and we are new to Arroyo Grande. I have to say I am very impressed with the school and it's students! We came from an area that habitually had bomb threats, gang violence, and frustrated teachers and faculty. Here at AGHS our child was given a freshman orientation with Seniors available to answer questions and give encouragement. The counselor assigned has met with my child on many occasions to advise and make sure all is well. There are a lot of clubs to get involved in and if they want to they are encouraged to start a new club. To top it off all the students are expected to go to college upon graduation and the curriculum is geared toward getting them into a university. They leave prepared for a good life, not just to survive.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2008
I am a former student and have recently walked the school and talked with students and educators alike. All schools have needs and AGHS is no exception. But the facilities are being modernized; the campus is far from being 'shambles' as one reviewer stated and the students and staff seem motivated and happy. A substitute educator that I spoke with at length said she 'loved it here' and hoped after years of flitting around the district to be able to nest there someday. After years away -- I am very comfortable with the school and the terms of education I discovered there.

- submitted by a community member
October 23, 2008
The 'AGHS Belief System' is a joke. They claim that students each learn at independent rates, which is absolutely true. Unfortunately, not a single teacher follows this idea, which completely contradicts their 'Belief System'. -Graduation: 2011

- submitted by a student
no rating October 15, 2008
I am a parent and am very impressed with this school. The teachers and counselors really care. The kids that I have met are doing well academically and are very happy to be at AG> I have seen different high schools, and although it has the highest amount of kids of any of the high schools in the district, it is a very impressive high school.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2007
Arroyo Grande High School has been around more than 50 yrs. with the same amount of classrooms it started with and 100 times more the students. They are trying to upgrade the school, but it is in shambles and the campus is a wreck! The kids are herded around like cattle. The school needs a full upgrade, not just a fresh coat of paint every summer. The teachers are okay, a lot have been there more than 20 yrs and some so green that the kids rule the classroom. Administrators are blind. The can't see a problem or a fight if it was happening right in front of there face. Yes, I am an alumni and so were the other 50 or more families that still live in this town!

- submitted by a former student
August 05, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 20, 2007
I just graduated from AGHS spring of '07. AG is a wonderful school, I didn't want to leave it. It really prepares you for what is ahead, though not every class is rigorous, if thats what you want you can find it. There are so many options at AG and the staff is friendly and always there you help you. The princapal, though he is young he is one of the best I've ever seen, he makes it a point to get to know every student so that they feel cared for, he's like a friend but still has the respect of every student. AGHS is one of the top High Schools out there. Thank you AG for a wonderful high school carrer!

- submitted by a former student
August 11, 2006
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- submitted by a student
July 12, 2006
Academically they have low standards, it was easy to get a good grade. Some of the teachers lack compassion, and are judgemental. Just say no to Arroyo Grande

- submitted by a former student
May 16, 2006
Arroyo Grande is a great School the teacher are there for the students kids love to get involve in all sports.

- submitted by a former student
September 11, 2005
Great school with tight discipliine.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2005
I think this school has a lot of room for improvement.They do not have a organized staff.You can email for weeks with out getting an email back.I found them very hard to communicate with. Granted, they are overcrowded,but then, hire more teachers.I do not like this school.Quality of academic programs was a 5 from a 1-10 scale.Level of parent involvement was very high,but they were not really listening. I think the young age of the teaching staff and principle was not a good thing for the students.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
Both my children attend AGHS.Both are honors students in AP classes. We have been very pleased with the level of academic rigor presented by our children's teachers, with few exceptions. The AP Language department is outstanding, as was the Endeavor Academy. I agree that the facilities are in desperate need of remodeling, but I think the school does well in spite of this.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2005
Wonderful staff. Most AP classes of any school in the county, good speech & debate, drama, music programs. The school buildings, though, are aging badly despite some repair work.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2005
Academically, AG is strong if your student is enrolled in the right classes. There are several extra-curricular opportunities for your child, as the school is still large.

- submitted by a former student
June 02, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
My son was apprehensive about High School, but since he's been to AG High he has settled in, made friends, done extremely well academically and most important, taken part in the school's activities. Those negative comments about the school makes me wonder if those 'terrified/bored' students actualy took the trouble to ask for more interesting assignments and took part in the many clubs. School is what you make of it and this one provides the best tools. Thanks AGH staff for all you do. We are not thankless. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2004
I graduated from AGHS in 1998 and plan to return one day to teach. I had outstanding teachers who always went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. I have been back on campus several times over the last six years and have seen drastic changes in not only the cosmetic appearance of the school but also in its students. Little by little the school is improving and I feel it is vital for AGHS parents and students to rally behind any kind of internal endeavors to improve the school at large. As with most things in life, change takes time and requires support at all levels. I have literally traveled the world and we don't realize just how lucky we are here in California. Embrace AGHS, it s a wonderful school.

- submitted by a former student
March 23, 2004
Our school is one of the best. though the campus is run down the students make it all worth while. our test scores have been low lately but that is changing. Please dont lose hope of this school or else it will get bad!

- submitted by a student
February 20, 2004
I am actually a student at AGHS, and honestly, it is the most comfortable school that I have been at. The teachers are so great, the classes are challenging (if you take AP, and thats what you should take if you want a challenge), and the students are extrememly friendly. Every day the attendance office lady comments that the students are the nicest she has ever worked with out of all the schools she has worked at. Please consider AGHS.

- submitted by a student
November 30, 2003
AGHS - has a new principal, who was a graduate of AGHS. As a parent of two AGHS graduates, I can honestly comment that the school offers plenty of AP courses, clubs and activities - if the student wants to get involved! The school is hoping to pass a 'bond' to support upgrades needed onsite! My concern is the ratio of counselors to students - it is 'off the charts' for effective counseling (career, testing, college as well as addressing the emotional needs of teenage students).

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2003
The educational opportunities are there if you choose to learn. Many AP classes, lots of different extracurricular activities. Was pretty overcrowded when my two daughters went there but when the new high school opened up it helped the overcrowding.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2003
This school staff is doing a pretty good job but the school itself could use a tune up. our school looks like it hasnt been remodled since ww1 and it needs it badly you can really tell now that we have the new nipomo high school to compete with.

- submitted by a community member
October 13, 2003
A.G.H.S is a good school. I graduated from there in 99'. There are few exceptional teachers, but overall many classes aren't very challenging. Some are nothing more than time fillers staffed by a teacher who really only teaches while they wait for an opening in another field. Administators tend to pick on and harass kids who don't fit the typical 'A' student appearance. The football team gets most of the school's money, while art and other non-sport programs suffer. The Marching Band is really doing well thanks to a new director though. There are many great clubs, and really fun activities. The football games are a good social event, and the school drama dep't deserves a lot of credit. Overall, it's a pretty good school, but the way it's run could be better.

- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
July 19, 2003
Arroyo Grande High School has been the champions of the Academic Decathalon for 10 consecutive years. There are a wide variety of extra curricular activities to choose from. When attending AGHS there is a sense of pride, and you may even participate in the Wild and Crazy Blue Zoo!! (a section of bleachers painted blue at the football games for the over enthusiastic fans that dress and act crazy) AGHS also has found ways to increase attendance such as an automated call for each class your child misses and if your child is not in class by the ring of the bell he/she is sent to room 124 where they will remain for the rest of the period. A school with great academics and spirit! What more could you ask for?

- submitted by a former student
July 17, 2003
I was a student at this school several years ago. I moved a lot when I was younger, and went to many, many schools -- 5 of them high schools, and this one was the worst in every way. I got all A's with very little effort because the standards were so low. The students were violent and there was no discipline that I was aware of. Fights were common, and there was a good deal of racism among the students. I hope things have improved, but from what I see here, I doubt very much they have. I dreaded every day I spent at Arroyo Grande High School, and if you care at all about your children, do not send them there.

- submitted by a former student
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Arroyo Grande High School
495 Valley Road, Arroyo Grande, CA  93420
(805) 474-3200
Last modified Arroyo Grande High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Arroyo Grande High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews.