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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District is a public school district located in Santa Maria, CA. It has 7,900 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
About Santa Maria Joint Union High School District...
Address
2560 Skyway Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Telephone
(805) 922-4573
Website

Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1070
519 responses
Average ACT
23
187 responses
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,900
Free or Reduced Lunch
71.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,192
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$76,109,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,499/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    4%

Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Reviews

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The Santa Maria Joint Union High School District is a well- rounded school district that is healthy and offers many opportunities for their students' success. Attending Pioneer Valley High school(PVHS), which is in this district, all four years has allowed me to find the pros and cons of the school and district. A major downside at this school in particular, for example, is the athletics. I have personally asked many of the coaches at PVHS about the athletics and all agree that all but the sports of wrestling and soccer are substandard. However, the school and school district are overall a great option for students to prepare for college through the advanced courses that are offered and the helpful staff.
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The teachers are generally very dedicated to the success of their students, especially AP teachers. Helpful student resources such as the Career Center. Athletics could be better, athletes and coaches would benefit from relationship building. athletes should also do more than one sport. A later start and end time would benefit students who cannot make the 7:30 start of the first period. The school is good at rewarding students when they do good work such as rewarding students for good grades and citizenship. The cafeteria should provide students with meals that have greater and healthier nutritional value, and should also be made attainable for students who come from a low income household.
Santa Maria Joint Union School District is very diverse and the faculty always encourage the students to pursue their careers and go beyond high school. I personally think that they should improve the food at schools. I have heard many complaints of how gross their food is. I am a senior at their school and I too have experienced the poor food. For example, the milk they give are expired and when you open it there are chunks of curd. But overall the schools in this district are great.