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Overall Niche Grade
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  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 1,406 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
Address
1499 San Luis Dr.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Telephone
(805) 596-4040
Website
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San Luis Obispo High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1260
250 responses
Average ACT
29
129 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
$49,640
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,403
National
$949
Median Home Value
$590,800
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
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
1,406
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
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
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,026
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
$12,236/ 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 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.
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I had an all right experience in high school . I had a few friends that I only talk to and hung around with in school. The school was divided into two sections Mexicans and whites. I felt like there was racism in school even know people didn't really notice but it was there. The teachers were amazing and very nice to the students. Slo high students are okay honestly. They sometimes could try to make the teachers or substitutes mad or would even disrespect them awfully which would bother me a lot cause that s not cool. There was one teacher who stood out to my mother and I the most because she was very helpful to other student and actually showed she really cared about her students. The sports are school were good. We had a great soccer team boys and girls. Some changes SLO high can make are having more classes such as insurance classes, budgeting classes, credit classes, tax classes. Classes that prepare Senior and juniors students for the real World.
During my time at SLOHS, I’ve found that this school is undeniably dedicated to providing their students with dozens of opportunities to explore more hobbies and career paths. With courses like Film studies, Digital Photography, Interior Design, an award-winning metal and wood class, and even careers with children, during which students learn how to run a preschool and later run classes completely on their own. Despite the fact that it is a predominantly white school, this school presents many many opportunities for students to be themselves and to explore and build on who they are and who they’d like to be.