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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Ernest Righetti High School is an above average, public school located in Santa Maria, CA. It has 2,139 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
941 E. Foster Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Telephone
(805) 937-2051
Website

Ernest Righetti High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1100
156 responses
Average ACT
25
57 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$75,695
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,566
National
$949
Median Home Value
$353,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
80%
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 88 responses
Report
  • Rally, & the drumline play at every football event
    20%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Homecoming Football game
    17%
  • Club day
    13%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Basketball games
    8%
  • Renaissance
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,139
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,192
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,499/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.55 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.55 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.55 responses
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Ernest Righetti High School Reviews

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Honestly at first I didn't want to attend this school, but I already in the middle of freshman year started to love it! Already so fast I made a lot of friends and everyone is so nice and helpful. Quality is overall good to me and I love all the teachers I was taught by. One change I feel they need is more effort with school dances, school events, clubs and clean up of the school with paint and in class technology. Technology is mass producing in this world and I think Righetti should get on the technology spectrum or provide technology classes.
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I would like the counselors to take a more receptive take on meeting with students and allowing students to have more opportunities to meet with counselors. There is too much restriction on when and how students can meet with counselors, and more often than not the counselors take too much time in answering questions, and administration is too strict with students. I believe that students who aim to succeed need a chance to get help from their counselors and other guidance, but admin seems to say "no" more than anything else. AP students are also restricted from taking classes at Hancock and even if they want to challenge themselves, I feel that they are crippled from doing so.
I am a sophomore and honestly regret going here. The school is way too over crowded. Education is average at best. Many students are just there and don’t care for their school or their future. Administration is no control over their students. Drugs , gangs and fights are very common and the students inovolved if they get caught are never condoned. There have been lots of lockdowns over the years. Overall, I do think Righetti is better than other Santa Maria schools. I recommend that you either go across the street to St. Joes or move out of Santa Maria.