Santa Maria High School

5/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
21
Grades
9-12
Students
2,569
Type
Public
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Academics
5/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


Science
25%
State avg: 50%
English
47%
State avg: 48%
Math
27%
State avg: 37%
3/10
College readiness
Learn more about how to help your child graduate ready for college. See how.

A worrisome sign:

This school is below the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


Parent tip

Ask the schools what it’s doing to improve access to advanced classes and help prepare students for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
89%
State avg: 82%
Percent of students who meet UC/CSU entrance requirements
27%
State avg: 43%
Average SAT score
1278
State avg: 1473
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Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
Hispanic
94%
White
3%
Filipino
2%
Black
1%
Asian
<1%
Two or more races
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
21 :1
State avg: 22 :1
Students per counselor
1177 :1
State avg: 830 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
12%
State avg: 9%
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21 Reviews
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Topical reviews
Neighborhood
901 South Broadway
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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