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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Nipomo High School is an above average, public school located in Nipomo, CA. It has 970 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Nipomo High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1130
136 responses
Average ACT
25
35 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$67,175
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,326
National
$949
Median Home Value
$499,800
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
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  • Rallies
    23%
  • Football games
    20%
  • School dances
    14%
  • Ceramics Class
    9%
  • Boat Regatta
    8%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
970
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,449
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.1%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,264/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Nipomo High School Reviews

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Nipomo high school is an extremely welcoming school. Student here are kind to one another and actively try to get their fellow students with disabilities involved. They respect their campus and rarely leave messes or trash at lunch or break. Nipomo high school has a lot of pride for being who they are and are even the number 1 FFA school in the state! If anyone is interested in getting involved with an amazing FFA program, this school is for you. Nipomo also has a great robotics team. Overall my experience with Nipomo high school was immensely positive.
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Nipomo High School isn't like other high schools in the area. It is smaller, more united, and more welcoming. The courses are fun and challenging, the teachers and staff make it all worth while. There are a variety of clubs offered on campus, however, the electives are minimal. Additionally, student school spirit isn't the best, but personally I think high school is what you make out of it and NHS is the right place to step outside of your comfort zone!
The school is great with diversity and the facilities are great! Everyone is extremely helpful. The teachers go above and beyond to make sure their students succeed, all while utilizing the common core curriculum. By focusing primarily on STEM programs, we are being prepared to go to college.