Santa Maria Joint Union High School District

2560 Skyway Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93455-1507
(District boundaries shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Santa Maria Joint Union High School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 4 public schools serving 9,242 students in Santa Maria Joint Union High School District.
Public Schools in Santa Maria Joint Union High School District have a diversity score of 0.22, which is less than the California public school average of 0.63.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
4 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
9,242 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
404 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1

District Rank

The school district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
(18-19)
22%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Santa Maria Joint Union High  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 2018-19 school year data.
(18-19)
49%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Santa Maria Joint Union High  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 2018-19 school year data.
92%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Santa Maria Joint Union High  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.22
0.63
# American Indian Students
45 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
210 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
2%
12%
# Hispanic Students
8,125 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
88%
56%
# Black Students
55 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
701 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
8%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
12 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
89 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
-
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
-
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
-
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
-
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
-
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
-
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
-
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
-
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
-
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,290
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,351
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,285
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,316
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,441 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,011 is less than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$152 MM
$116,387 MM
This chart display total revenue of Santa Maria Joint Union High  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$148 MM
$107,188 MM
This chart display total spending of Santa Maria Joint Union High  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,441
$19,806
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Santa Maria Joint Union High  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,011
$18,241
This chart display average spending per public school student in Santa Maria Joint Union High  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Pioneer Valley High School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 61% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
675 Panther Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 922-1305
Grades: 9-12
| 3,156 students
Rank: #22.
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
| 2,520 students
Rank: #33.
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
| 3,186 students
Rank: #44.
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
| 380 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Santa Maria Joint Union High School District?
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District manages 4 public schools serving 9,242 students.
What is the racial composition of students in Santa Maria Joint Union High School District?
88% of Santa Maria Joint Union High School District students are Hispanic, 8% of students are White, 2% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Santa Maria Joint Union High School District?
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District has a student/teacher ratio of 23:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.
What is Santa Maria Joint Union High School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $16,011 is less than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 4 schools
  • Grades: 09-12
  • Enrollment: 9,242 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • : 92%
  • : 22%
  • : 49%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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