San Luis Coastal Unified School District

1500 Lizzie St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3062
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

San Luis Coastal Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 7,330 students in San Luis Coastal Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in San Luis Coastal Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
16 Schools
10,295 Schools
# Students
7,330 Students
5,953,797 Students
# Teachers
359 Teachers
264,850 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
20:1

District Rank

San Luis Coastal Unified School District, which is ranked #171 of all 1,165 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 95% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#172 out of 1200 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of San Luis Coastal Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of San Luis Coastal Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of San Luis Coastal Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
95%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of San Luis Coastal Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.58
0.63
# American Indian Students
23 Students
28,376 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
383 Students
702,511 Students
% Asian Students
5%
12%
# Hispanic Students
2,185 Students
3,303,513 Students
% Hispanic Students
30%
56%
# Black Students
56 Students
306,640 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
4,243 Students
1,291,334 Students
% White Students
58%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
13 Students
25,751 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
425 Students
294,235 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
581
458,329
# Students in 1st Grade:
511
423,327
# Students in 2nd Grade:
481
429,499
# Students in 3rd Grade:
437
436,314
# Students in 4th Grade:
563
444,069
# Students in 5th Grade:
557
446,368
# Students in 6th Grade:
548
437,887
# Students in 7th Grade:
564
457,822
# Students in 8th Grade:
585
465,259
# Students in 9th Grade:
622
499,495
# Students in 10th Grade:
630
493,588
# Students in 11th Grade:
634
477,454
# Students in 12th Grade:
617
484,386
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,081 is higher than the state median of $14,213. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,814 is higher than the state median of $13,602. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$123 MM
$7 MM
This chart display total revenue of San Luis Coastal Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending
$151 MM
$7 MM
This chart display total spending of San Luis Coastal Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,081
$14,213
This chart display average revenue per public school student in San Luis Coastal Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending / Student
$19,814
$13,602
This chart display average spending per public school student in San Luis Coastal Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Best San Luis Coastal Unified School District Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Teach Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
165 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 596-4100
Grades: 4-6
| 182 students
Rank: #22.
Los Ranchos Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5785 Los Ranchos Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 596-4075
Grades: K-6
| 372 students
Rank: #33.
Monarch Grove Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
348 Los Osos Valley Rd.
Los Osos, CA 93402
(805) 534-2844
Grades: K-5
| 296 students
Rank: #44.
Laguna Middle School
Math: 57% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11050 Los Osos Valley Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 596-4055
Grades: 7-8
| 781 students
Rank: #55.
Sinsheimer Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2755 Augusta St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 596-4088
Grades: K-6
| 361 students
Rank: #66.
Bishop's Peak Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
451 Jaycee Dr.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 596-4030
Grades: K-6
| 383 students
Rank: #77.
San Luis Obispo High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1499 San Luis Dr.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 596-4040
Grades: 9-12
| 1,568 students
Rank: #88.
Pacific Beach High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11950 Los Osos Valley Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 596-4023
Grades: 10-12
| 56 students
Rank: #99.
Los Osos Middle School
Math: 44% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1555 El Moro St.
Los Osos, CA 93402
(805) 534-2835
Grades: 6-8
| 541 students
Rank: #1010.
Morro Bay High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
235 Atascadero Rd.
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 771-1845
Grades: 9-12
| 867 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Del Mar Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
501 Sequoia St.
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 771-1858
Grades: K-5
| 319 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Hawthorne Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2125 Story St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 596-4070
Grades: K-6
| 370 students
Rank: #1313.
Baywood Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1330 Ninth St.
Los Osos, CA 93402
(805) 534-2856
Grades: K-5
| 337 students
Rank: #1414.
C L Smith Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1375 Balboa St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 596-4094
Grades: K-6
| 371 students
Rank: #1515.
Pacheco Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
261 Cuesta Dr.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 596-4081
Grades: K-6
| 512 students
Rank: n/an/a
Peep - Prepare
Special Education School
1500 Lizzie St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 549-1220
Grades: K-12
| 14 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to San Luis Coastal Unified School District?
San Luis Coastal Unified School District manages 16 public schools serving 7,330 students.
What is the rank of San Luis Coastal Unified School District?
San Luis Coastal Unified School District is ranked #171 out of 1,165 school districts in California (top 20%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%), Highest graduation rate (Top 20%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in San Luis Coastal Unified School District?
58% of San Luis Coastal Unified School District students are White, 30% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of San Luis Coastal Unified School District?
San Luis Coastal Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 20:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.
What is San Luis Coastal Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $19,814 is higher than the state median of $13,602. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

Recent Articles

Public Schools Struggle to Accommodate Unaccompanied Migrant Children
Public Schools Struggle to Accommodate Unaccompanied Migrant Children
Undocumented and unaccompanied migrant children, particularly among Hispanic populations, are rapidly increasing in number, especially in the southern United States. Federal law requires public schools to provide services to all children. Yet, many schools are struggling to accommodate this new wave of potential students who come to them without parents or guardians, while some municipalities are flat out refusing to accommodate these children.
Voucher Program Update: Florida
Voucher Program Update: Florida
Many states now offer voucher programs. We look at the voucher program available in Florida.
Have Smartphones Ruined Public Education?
March 06, 2023
Have Smartphones Ruined Public Education?
I used to think that students having smartphones in school was a bad thing. Not any more. Here are my reasons why.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 16 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 7,330 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 20% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Quick Links