A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

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
160 responses
Average ACT
26
99 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.21 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 123 responses
Report
  • Greek week
    20%
  • Assemblies
    18%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Boat regatta
    15%
  • Graduation
    13%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Powderpuff
    2%

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%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,981
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.9%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$9,047/ year
National
$11,890
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses

Arroyo Grande High School Reviews

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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.
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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.
Awesome school! Great leadership opportunities and fun environment. Teachers for the most part are fantastic, but there are a few who should be teaching a different subject. Lots of school spirit and the cookies are amazing.