Top 10 Best Santa Maria Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 36 public schools serving 30,639 students in Santa Maria, CA. Santa Maria has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in Santa Maria, CA are Orcutt Academy Charter, Joe Nightingale Elementary School and Pine Grove Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Santa Maria, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 29% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Santa Maria have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Best Santa Maria, CA Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Orcutt Academy Charter
Charter School
Math: 48% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
500 Dyer St.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8900
Grades: K-12
| 776 students
Rank: #22.
Joe Nightingale Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
255 Winter Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8650
Grades: K-6
| 741 students
Rank: #33.
Pine Grove Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1050 E. Rice Ranch Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8800
Grades: K-6
| 527 students
Rank: #44.
Orcutt Junior High School
Math: 45% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
608 Pinal St.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8700
Grades: 7-8
| 566 students
Rank: #55.
Patterson Road Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
400 Patterson Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8750
Grades: K-6
| 650 students
Rank: #66.
Ralph Dunlap Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1220 Oak Knoll Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8500
Grades: K-6
| 583 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Alice Shaw Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
759 Dahlia Pl.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8850
Grades: K-6
| 610 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Lakeview Junior High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
3700 Orcutt Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8600
Grades: 7-8
| 537 students
Rank: #99.
Ontiveros (Juan Pacifico) Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
930 W. Rancho Verde
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-7680
Grades: K-6
| 987 students
Rank: #1010.
Benjamin Foxen Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4949 Foxen Canyon Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 937-1148
Grades: K-8
| 212 students
Rank: #1111.
Pioneer Valley High School
Math: 28% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
675 Panther Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 922-1305
Grades: 9-12
| 2,713 students
Rank: #1212.
Ernest Righetti High School
Math: 23% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
941 E. Foster Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 937-2051
Grades: 9-12
| 2,226 students
Rank: #1313.
Roberto and Dr. Francisco Jiménez Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1970 S. Biscayne St.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 361-8112
Grades: K-6
| 969 students
Rank: #1414.
Tunnell (Martin Luther) Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1248 E. Dena Way
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 361-7940
Grades: K-6
| 794 students
Rank: #1515.
Kunst (tommie) Junior High School
Math: 30% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
930 Hidden Pines Way
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-5800
Grades: 7-8
| 1,133 students
Rank: #1616.
Taylor (ida Redmond) Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1921 N. Carlotti Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 361-6250
Grades: K-6
| 934 students
Rank: #1717.
Santa Maria High School
Math: 24% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
901 S. Brd.way
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 925-2567
Grades: 9-12
| 2,618 students
Rank: #1818.
Sanchez (david J.) Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
804 W. Liberty St.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-4625
Grades: K-6
| 759 students
Rank: #1919.
Rice (William) Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
700 E. Vickie Ave.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 361-7740
Grades: K-6
| 902 students
Rank: #2020.
Arellanes Junior High School
Math: 28% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1890 Sandalwood Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 361-6820
Grades: 7-8
| 642 students
Rank: #2121.
Alvin Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
301 E. Alvin Ave.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 361-6760
Grades: K-6
| 988 students
Rank: #2222.
Battles (Washington) Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
605 E. Battles Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 361-6880
Grades: K-6
| 884 students
Rank: #2323.
El Camino Junior High School
Math: 24% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
219 W. El Camino
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-7800
Grades: 7-8
| 830 students
Rank: #2424.
Fairlawn Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
120 N. Mary Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-7500
Grades: K-6
| 771 students
Rank: #2525.
Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1890 Sandalwood Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 361-6860
Grades: K-6
| 313 students
Rank: #2626.
Adam (William Laird) Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
500 W. Windsor
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-6700
Grades: K-6
| 983 students
Rank: #2727.
Fesler (Isaac) Junior High School
Math: 19% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1100 E. Fesler St.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 361-7880
Grades: 7-8
| 949 students
Rank: #2828.
Miller (Isaac) Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
410 E. Camino Colegio
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 361-7560
Grades: K-6
| 904 students
Rank: #2929.
Bonita Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2715 W. Main St.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-8280
Grades: K-6
| 570 students
Rank: #3030.
Liberty Elementary School
Math: 17% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 W. Sonya Ln.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-4530
Grades: K-6
| 887 students
Rank: #3131.
Oakley (Calvin C.) Elementary School
Math: 12% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1120 W. Harding St.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-7620
Grades: K-6
| 964 students
Rank: #3232.
Bruce (Robert) Elementary School
Math: 14% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
601 W. Alvin Ave.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-6940
Grades: K-6
| 959 students
Rank: #3333.
Delta High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤1% | Reading: 6%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4893 Bethany Ln.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 937-6356
Grades: 9-12
| 390 students
Family Partnership Home Study Charter
Charter School
625 S. Mcclelland
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 348-3333
Grades: K-12
| 368 students
625 S. Mcclelland
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 348-3333
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
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Santa Maria, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
610 Pinal St
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8550
Grades: K-6
| 488 students
402 Farnel Rd., Ste. M
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 964-4710
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

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