189 reviews
  1. Lucia Mar Unified School District
  2. 8-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
495 Valley Rd.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Telephone
(805) 474-3200
Website
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Arroyo Grande High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1160
145 responses
Average ACT
26
90 responses
AP Enrollment
32%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 107 responses
  • Greek week
    21%
  • Assemblies
    19%
  • Football games
    19%
  • Boat regatta
    16%
  • Graduation
    13%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Marching Band Competitions
    1%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,205
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,981
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.9%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$9,047/ year
National
$11,890
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses

Arroyo Grande High School Reviews

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The teachers at this school are friendly and helpful. Though you have to be the one to walk up to them, and that is the first step is getting over that barrier of student vs teacher and get 1 on 1 help with the work. All of my instructors were interested in their subjects and even brought me to become interested in them as well! Some of my teachers even came to the student level so as to make it easier to learn though some of us still struggled with the ones that didn't give out work or even told us to make notes. This made the class difficult, but still manageable.
Arroyo Grande High School has some of the best sports teams in California! If sports are not your thing, they also have a speech and debate team and other clubs. However what makes this school the best is how everyone uplifts and supports your talents, believes, and interests. You quite often see the baseball team at the volleyball games and the whole school showing up at talent shows to support our fellow peers.
In this day and age it is difficult for the fastest pace generation to find a place in the real world where they can socialize and get ready for the times ahead. Arroyo Grande High is one of the few places where this can happen effectively. Where most high schools are over-run with cliques, bullying, social drama, and any number of social troubles, AG is removed from this. It's a place where kids can thrive academically and not have to worry about much of the drama of lunch time. There are no real cliques and everyone interacts in a civil and friendly manner. I knew kids who were the track all-stars as well as FFA leaders, kids who were cheerleaders and book club nerds, and kids who were artistic beyond belief and still made time for water polo practice. Where the rest of the world runs on stereotypes and categories, AG rises above that and encourages an environment of acceptance, understanding, and inclusion.