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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 106 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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On Resources & Facilities: the resources are really great because the counselors help us a lot. we have tutoring we have technology facilities and all that.

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On Health & Safety: its great because sometimes the people wouldn't be able to supervised the school , but also we are really secure at school because most of the time they supervised the school.

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On Teachers: most teachers are fun to be around.

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On Administration & Policies: strict security, nice office staff

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On Academics: Good teachers and plenty of activities.

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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 106 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

80%

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:
1440

Based on 24 students surveyed
Math
520
Verbal
450
Writing
470

ACT:
23

Based on 14 students surveyed
Math
23
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 7 responses

  • 43% The teachers and students.
  • 43% The teacher-student relationships.
  • 14% The students

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Don't be scared just do your best and enjoy it.
  • 29% Don't worry, at SMHS it's cool to be smart.
  • 29% Just be who you are, everyone is pretty much ok

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 82% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 75% Good
  • 25% Home away from home.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 57% The seagulls that poop on students during lunch.
  • 43% The worst thing about the school is old equipment.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 6 responses

  • 100% The diversity and friendly staff and students.

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%