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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Arroyo Grande High School is a highly rated, public school located in Arroyo Grande, CA. It has 2,090 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
Address
495 Valley Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Telephone
(805) 474-3200
Website
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Arroyo Grande High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
370 responses
Average ACT
26
184 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$74,654
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,169
National
$949
Median Home Value
$510,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 141 responses
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  • Greek week
    19%
  • Assemblies
    18%
  • Football games
    16%
  • Boat regatta
    15%
  • Graduation
    13%
  • Dances
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,090
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,449
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,264/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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Arroyo Grande High School Reviews

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Arroyo Grande High school so far has been amazing! I am a junior currently this year, and the administration and counselors are really helping me be ready and prepared for college. They set students up for a road to success, and they also offer classes for students who fail to yet reach this, and to help them get back on track. We are offered many opportunities to help decide and set the future we want for ourselves. No matter what challenges students face, the teachers, administrators, and counselors are always there to help. This school has really pushed me to my full potential and has not let me give up on myself.
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My first three years in High School I attended Newbury Park, which is a great academic school and has competitive athletics. I transferred to AG my senior year. Being the new kid at school, I was extremely nervous about making friends and being alienated, but the first day three of my teachers came up to me and told me if that I needed any help making the transition that they would be more than happy to help. The two AP classes I took, AP Government and Literature, were both very challenging and informative classes that really prepared me for college level comprehension and study habits. The majority of the kids were very inviting and warming. The ASB club was inviting, and Greek Week was awesome The Greek Week at Newbury Park was kindergarten level compared to the class unifying competitions that we did. I had the best year of my life my senior year thanks to the staff and students at Arroyo Grande High School. I highly recommend anyone and everyone attending the school!
High School has been a experience that was a combination of challenging yet very fun! I can say that high school at Arroyo Grande is what you make of it. Arroyo Grande High School offers so many opportunity to their students in all spectrums of life; from Agriculture, to child development, to sports, art, and AP classes. On top of this they make it enjoyable to have school spirit with the "Blue Zoo" and Greek Week battle of the classes. Most everything I have experienced at Arroyo Grande High School has enjoyable. I wish for students to be more involved with all sports on campus rather than just football. On top of this, I wish the Agriculture program is more organized and well developed for students to understand the importance of agriculture.