Arroyo Grande High School in Arroyo Grande, CA - Niche

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    Public, Coed
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    182 3.9
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Arroyo Grande High School is a public coed school in Arroyo Grande, California. It has 2,156 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 68% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 182 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

495 Valley Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 474-3200

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 182 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers at this school are friendly and helpful. Though you have to be the one to walk up to them, and that is the first step is getting over that barrier of student vs teacher and get 1 on 1 help with the work. All of my instructors were interested in their subjects and even brought me to become interested in them as well! Some of my teachers even came to the student level so as to make it easier to learn though some of us still struggled with the ones that didn't give out work or even told us to make notes. This made the class difficult, but still manageable.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Only one health class required and it's not the best. This could be improved!
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Lot of options for after-school things to do which is great!
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I loved the activities the school put on. They tried to get everyone involved which was great!
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Most teachers are amazing! The occasional teacher though is just really bad. I only had two teachers in my whole 4 years that I couldn't stand.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 San Luis Obispo High School 12 mi. 1,409
2.66 Santa Maria High School 14 mi. 2,342
2.66 Pioneer Valley High School 15 mi. 2,688
2.66 Ernest Righetti High School 18 mi. 2,099
3.00 Atascadero High School 26 mi. 1,348

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Arroyo Grande High School United States California Atascadero High School Ernest Righetti High School Pioneer Valley High School San Luis Obispo High School Santa Maria High School
White 59.0% 51.0% 24.8% 69.0% 31.0% 5.0% 66.0% 2.0%
Hispanic 32.0% 25.0% 53.3% 23.0% 58.0% 88.0% 21.0% 93.0%
Asian 4.0% 4.8% 11.3% 1.0% 3.0% 3.0% 5.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.3% 2.0% 4.0% 1.0% 4.0% 0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 6.1% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.5%
Grade 10 25.5%
Grade 11 25.4%
Grade 12 22.6%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 83% Yes
  • 6% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 40% The spirit, involvement and variety in the school
  • 34% Kind people, kind teachers, and variety of classes
  • 11% The few, few teachers who actually have brains

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 32% The seagulls
  • 18% Food, trash, too big, walking, internet service
  • 5% The ignorance of the students and administration
  • 5% Everything

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 25 responses

  • 28% All come together when supporting their school
  • 16% Great families and caring kids/teachers
  • 16% The students have a lot of spirit
  • 4% We're like one big happy family

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 66% School Spirit!!!
  • 28% Good academics and academic choices
  • 7% Diverse

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 50% Watch out for the seagulls
  • 19% Remain an open person! Awesome staff & classmates
  • 6% Theres always someone to talk to
  • 6% Don't be afraid to meet new people
  • 6% Don't care what people think, just be you!
  • 6% Get out as soon as possible
  • 6% Our school is very "clique-y"

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 30% I love everything about this school.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.