Top 10 Best Santa Maria Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 41 public schools serving 31,419 students in Santa Maria, CA (there are 8 private schools, serving 1,726 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Santa Maria, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Santa Maria, CA are Orcutt Charter, Joe Nightingale Elementary School and Adam (William Laird) 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 47% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 80% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Santa Maria have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Santa Maria, CA Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Orcutt Charter
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
500 Dyer St.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8900
Grades: K-12
| 764 students
Rank: #22.
Joe Nightingale Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
255 Winter Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8650
Grades: K-6
| 702 students
Rank: n/an/a
500 W. Windsor
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-6700
Grades: K-6
| 860 students
Rank: n/an/a
759 Dahlia Pl.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8850
Grades: K-6
| 485 students
Rank: n/an/a
301 E. Alvin Ave.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 361-6760
Grades: K-6
| 930 students
1890 Sandalwood Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 361-6860
Grades: K-6
| 285 students
Rank: n/an/a
1890 Sandalwood Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 361-6820
Grades: 7-8
| 563 students
Rank: n/an/a
605 E. Battles Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 361-6880
Grades: K-6
| 690 students
Rank: n/an/a
4949 Foxen Canyon Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 937-1148
Grades: K-8
| 177 students
Rank: n/an/a
750 Meehan St.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 361-6500
Grades: K-6
| 662 students
Rank: n/an/a
2715 W. Main St.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-8280
Grades: K-6
| 542 students
Rank: n/an/a
601 W. Alvin Ave.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-6940
Grades: K-6
| 908 students
Rank: n/an/a
Delta High School
Alternative School
4893 Bethany Ln.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 937-6356
Grades: 9-12
| 380 students
Rank: n/an/a
219 W. El Camino
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-7800
Grades: 7-8
| 769 students
Rank: n/an/a
941 E. Foster Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 937-2051
Grades: 9-12
| 2,520 students
Rank: n/an/a
120 N. Mary Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-7500
Grades: K-6
| 778 students
Rank: n/an/a
Family Partnership Charter
Charter School
1157 E. Clark Ave. Ste. H
Santa Maria, CA 93456
(805) 348-3333
Grades: K-12
| 405 students
Rank: n/an/a
1100 E. Fesler St.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 361-7880
Grades: 7-8
| 958 students
1970 S. Biscayne St.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 361-4340
Grades: K-8
| 1,020 students
Rank: n/an/a
930 Hidden Pines Way
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-5800
Grades: 7-8
| 992 students
Rank: n/an/a
3700 Orcutt Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8600
Grades: 7-8
| 469 students
Rank: n/an/a
1300 W. Sonya Ln.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-4530
Grades: K-6
| 884 students
Rank: n/an/a
410 E. Camino Colegio
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 361-7560
Grades: K-6
| 889 students
Rank: n/an/a
1120 W. Harding St.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-7620
Grades: K-6
| 844 students
Rank: n/an/a
Olive Grove Charter - Buellton
Charter School
240 E. Highway 246, Ste. 100
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 623-1111
Grades: K-12
| 42 students
Rank: n/an/a
Olive Grove Charter - Lompoc
Charter School
820 N. H St. Ste.s Bcd
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 623-1111
Grades: K-12
| 98 students
Rank: n/an/a
Olive Grove Charter - Orcutt/santa Maria
Charter School
5075 Bradley Rd., Ste. 234
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 623-1111
Grades: K-12
| 202 students
Rank: n/an/a
Olive Grove Charter - Santa Barbara
Charter School
1933 Cliff Dr., Ste.11
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 623-1111
Grades: K-12
| 109 students
930 W. Rancho Verde
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 361-7680
Grades: K-6
| 850 students
Rank: n/an/a
608 Pinal St.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8700
Grades: 7-8
| 491 students
Rank: n/an/a
Orcutt School For Independent Study
Alternative School
3491 Point Sal Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 937-6515
Grades: K-8
| 109 students
Rank: n/an/a
400 Patterson Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8750
Grades: K-6
| 598 students
Rank: n/an/a
1050 E. Rice Ranch Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8800
Grades: K-6
| 488 students
Rank: n/an/a
675 Panther Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 922-1305
Grades: 9-12
| 3,156 students
Rank: n/an/a
1220 Oak Knoll Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8500
Grades: K-6
| 469 students
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Santa Maria, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
625 S. Mcclelland
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 348-3333
Grades: K-12
| n/a 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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Santa Maria, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Santa Maria, CA include Orcutt Charter, Joe Nightingale Elementary School and Adam (William Laird) Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Santa Maria, CA?
41 public schools are located in Santa Maria, CA.
What percentage of students in Santa Maria, CA go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Santa Maria, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Santa Maria, CA?
Santa Maria, CA public schools minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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