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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
San Luis Obispo High School is a top rated, public school located in San Luis Obispo, CA. It has 1,526 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.

San Luis Obispo High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
273 responses
Average ACT
29
139 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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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
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$52,740
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,461
National
$949
Median Home Value
$617,200
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
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  • Graduation
    24%
  • Football games
    14%
  • VAPA Week
    10%
  • Winter Formal
    10%
  • Multicultural Week
    10%
  • Senior Night for any sport
    7%
  • 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
1,526
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,757
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,125/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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San Luis Obispo High School Reviews

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San Luis Obispo High School is an amazing school. It has excellent academic options with lots of Ap classes to choose from. They also have an amazing sports program, with 2/3rds of the school participating in at least one sport. Most of the sports teams are also really good. They almost always win league and sometimes win CIF. The area around the school is also really nice. There is beautiful weather all year long and it is very safe. The band and choir at the school are also really impressive and win most of their competitions. SLOHS also has a very good engineering and robotics group that wins national competitions. The only thing the school lacks is diversity. Given it is mostly white and hispanic populated. Overall there are so many resources for students to use and it has a fantastic atmosphere.
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San Luis Obispo High School was a great place to grow as a student and person. The teachers as a whole are so genuinely passionate about their careers and clearly care about students. There's great opportunities for extra curriculars and challenging academics. At times the emphasis on traditional sports like football and basketball was frustrating because it seemed like other achievements weren't as recognized, but all in all a good experience.
San Luis Obispo High School does an amazing job promoting happiness with the student started Reach Club, and is sunny throughout the school day with its buildings stretched from North to South. Not only is SLOHS beautiful--rolling green hills in view under the bright blue sky--but it loves to continue improving the learning environment and teaching strategies to meet their students where they are. SLOHS excels in their academics because the students are driven and in a working environment. I have been prepared to face the next step: a four-year college to become a Registered Nurse. SLOHS is improving thier saftey on capus due to the open layout of the current campus, anyone can walk onto campus, however the security team does their job well; I have never felt unsafe at school. The construction occurring currently is going to fix the safety issues at SLOHS. Furthermore, my principal welcome's SLOHS's students with a smile and a "good morning" each day.