Ernest Righetti High School

941 E. Foster Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 2,520 students in grades 9-12, Ernest Righetti High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,520 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • : 92% (Top 30% in CA)
  • : 23%
  • : 62%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ernest Righetti High School's student population of 2,520 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 117 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,520 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
117 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Ernest Righetti High School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
(18-19)
23%
40%
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(18-19)
62%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
21:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
70%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
21%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.47
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92%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Ernest Righetti High School often compared to?
Ernest Righetti High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Santa Maria High School, Pioneer Valley High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
23% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 62% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Ernest Righetti High School?
The graduation rate of Ernest Righetti High School is 92%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Ernest Righetti High School?
2,520 students attend Ernest Righetti High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
70% of Ernest Righetti High School students are Hispanic, 21% of students are White, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ernest Righetti High School?
Ernest Righetti High School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Ernest Righetti High School offer ?
Ernest Righetti High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Ernest Righetti High School part of?
Ernest Righetti High School is part of Santa Maria Joint Union High School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,520 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • : 92% (Top 30%)
  • : 23%
  • : 62%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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