Overall, instructors at Santa Maria High School are hardworking and extremely devoted to teaching. They are passionate about the knowledge they pass down to students. Our school is not ethnically diverse, more than 80% of the student body is Mexican, the school itself ranks low because a significant amount of these students only speak Spanish, or are English learners. The amount of work and attention they put on us, the students demonstrates they truly do care about our well being and future. In addition, some instructors spend more time with students and at school rather than going home because they want to make sure we understand what seems to be that tedious math problem, or motivating students to look beyond their limits to successfully pass an AP class. These teachers are there for everyone and anyone who needs their help. Not only during lunch, they are there from half an hour before class starts, until late in the evening, even night time. Their amount of dedication is indescribable! Most of these teachers teach in different ways, they acknowledge the fact that students have different ways of learning; therefore they apply activities that interact with their learning modalities. The grading process is fair and justified. They grade on the performance of the student and based on the syllabus/ contract students sign in the beginning of the year. In Santa Maria High School teachers are more than great, they are awesome, they are the superheroes that do not wear capes.