Santa Maria High School

901 S. Brd.way
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Santa Maria High School serves 3,186 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 3,186 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Santa Maria High School's student population of 3,186 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 146 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
3,186 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
146 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Santa Maria High School is 0.08, 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
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
24%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
44%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Santa Maria High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
21:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
96%
56%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
2%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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Graduation Rate
91%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Santa Maria High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Santa Maria High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Santa Maria High School often compared to?
Santa Maria High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Pioneer Valley High School, Ernest Righetti High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Santa Maria High School?
The graduation rate of Santa Maria High School is 91%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Santa Maria High School?
3,186 students attend Santa Maria High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
96% of Santa Maria High School students are Hispanic, 2% of students are White, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Santa Maria High School?
Santa Maria High School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Santa Maria High School offer ?
Santa Maria High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Santa Maria High School part of?
Santa Maria High School is part of Santa Maria Joint Union High School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 3,186 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 50%)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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