San Luis Obispo High School

1499 San Luis Dr.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
San Luis Obispo High School serves 1,636 students in grades 9-12.
San Luis Obispo High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,636 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

San Luis Obispo High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

San Luis Obispo High School's student population of 1,636 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 74 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,636 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
74 teachers
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School Rankings

San Luis Obispo High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of San Luis Obispo High School is 0.57, 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#633 out of 3649 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
6%
12%
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Hispanic
30%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
58%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.57
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Graduation Rate
95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
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 is San Luis Obispo High School's ranking?
San Luis Obispo High School is ranked #633 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in California.
What schools are San Luis Obispo High School often compared to?
San Luis Obispo High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Arroyo Grande High School, Morro Bay High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of San Luis Obispo High School?
The graduation rate of San Luis Obispo High School is 95%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend San Luis Obispo High School?
1,636 students attend San Luis Obispo High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of San Luis Obispo High School students are White, 30% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of San Luis Obispo High School?
San Luis Obispo High School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does San Luis Obispo High School offer ?
San Luis Obispo High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is San Luis Obispo High School part of?
San Luis Obispo High School is part of San Luis Coastal Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,636 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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