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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Morro Bay High School is a highly rated, public school located in Morro Bay, CA. It has 813 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Morro Bay High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1180
88 responses
Average ACT
27
28 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$61,690
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,387
National
$949
Median Home Value
$535,300
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Prep band
    43%
  • Carnival, football games
    29%
  • Neon dance
    29%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
813
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,026
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,236/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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I love going to the events at school we had. The best part about going to school is my senior year. I had a chance to get a free period. Free period allows students to leave early or come to school later. Even if you had a free period in between classes, you would get a longer lunch . Senior Year was also about taking advantage of school activities, such as Disneyland trips,senior pranks and senor ditch day . Senior ditch day was the best because my friends and I would drive down to Disneyland and spend a day and then come back to school knowing that we had fun that day and worry about getting into trouble because all the teachers were aware of the day.Lastly,and most importantly graduation was the best day of my life. Knowing that we had our freedom and we went though tough times throughout High School. At the end it was all worth it because we graduate together as class of 2008.
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My high school experience was a typical experience of a teen of toady. In school I saw the popular kids, the misfits, the stoners, the jocks, the goths and all the others that make up a high school campus. I was truly blessed to go to a high school that was less than 1/4 mile from the beach. There were no gangs to worry about and the student body was rather small making it so that you knew most kids you went to school with. I was able to play 2 sports at the varsity level for all four years and be captain of both teams my senior year. There were a few standout teachers that helped shape the person that I am today. I am thankful for my experience.
All in all, better than most high schools. The student population is small, which is both a detriment and an advantage. It’s a detriment because there aren’t as many AP classes or foreign language classes offered, which kind of doesn’t prepare students well for college nor the PSAT nor the ACT. But this can be made up on the student’s part. The student can receive individualized attention from the teacher and they can help the student focus their self-directed learning. This school is pretty high tech :) Overall, the student body seems unmotivated. The science teachers range from meh to amazing. The English teachers are very capable of preparing students for their AP exams. The librarian is very kind. A student could get know the administration staff very well. There is some diversity, but not much. Unfortunately, students drive dangerously in the parking lots. There was an emerging gang presence.