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Santa Maria High School is a public school in Santa Maria, CA. It has 2,369 students in grades 9-12. Students score below average on state standardized tests. There have been 89 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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On Extracurriculars: There are various clubs on campus and students also have the option of creating clubs. Most clubs meet during lunch with the occasional after school meeting. Generally, z-block classes, such as band and folklorio, are still in session as well as sports. Sports vary from field sports to water sports, and from gym sports to cheer.

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On Teachers: I loved all my teachers in high school. They really tried their best to try and help struggling students. Positive student-teacher relationships really motivate students to do better in class.

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On Health & Safety: Generally, the high school is very safe. During my attendance nothing serious has ever happened on campus. I've seen a total of two fights early on, but they broke up pretty quick since security is basically everywhere on campus on gocarts.

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Recent Alumnus

On Academics: Student workload is manageable, even if students are engaged in after school sports. Courses are challenging and instructors are very knowledgeable. SMHS takes pride in it's academics and in the potential of its students.

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Recent Alumnus

On Administration & Policies: When people get into trouble with whatever, the school is generally good at finding a suitable punishment. I know that recently, a new principal has come in and has established more order in the admin department.

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Santa Maria High School is a public school in Santa Maria, CA. It has 2,369 students in grades 9-12. Students score below average on state standardized tests. There have been 89 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Test Performance

20
Santa Maria High School performed better than 20% of other schools on California math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1450

Based on 22 students surveyed
Math
520
Verbal
450
Writing
480

ACT:
23

Based on 14 students surveyed
Math
24
English
21
Reading
24
Science
23
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% The teachers and students.
  • 20% The students
  • 20% The teacher-student relationships.

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 100% Yes
  • 0% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 80% Good
  • 20% Home away from home.

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
51.9%
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Female
48.1%
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Racial Diversity

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Hispanic
91.3%
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White
3.5%
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Asian
2.9%
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Multiracial
1.4%
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African American
0.6%
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Native American
0.3%
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Pacific Islander
0%