Arroyo Grande High School in Arroyo Grande, CA - Niche

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Arroyo Grande High School is a public 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 171 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.9 from 171 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Health & Safety: At this school there is a no bullying policy, which i fully stand behind and so do all the students attending Arroyo Grande High. Bullying is something no one, staff and students alike take lightly. Personal safety is also something that is taken very seriously, it is the schools number one goal to make sure you feel safe and comfortable in your environment.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Arroyo Grande High School has some of the best sports teams in California! If sports are not your thing, they also have a speech and debate team and other clubs. However what makes this school the best is how everyone uplifts and supports your talents, believes, and interests. You quite often see the baseball team at the volleyball games and the whole school showing up at talent shows to support our fellow peers.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Being in High School can be an award time period in your life, your at the point where you need parental guidance but at the same time push it away. At Arroyo Grande High School you can see the whole family at the sporting events and parents volunteering at dances and just help around the school.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Arroyo Grande High School has an amazing staff. Ranging from the women in the office to the teachers, everyone is great. The teachers work hard to make sure students understand the material in class, but if you are struggling they are more than willing to give up their lunch break to give you more instruction and help.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I had a wonderful experience at AG. I was very involved in athletics and clubs. My high school experience rocked! I loved the teachers and my coaches.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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 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% 69.0% 31.0% 5.0% 66.0% 2.0%
Hispanic 32.0% 25.0% 23.0% 58.0% 88.0% 21.0% 93.0%
Asian 4.0% 4.8% 1.0% 3.0% 3.0% 5.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 2.0% 4.0% 1.0% 4.0% 0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 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 32 responses

  • 81% Yes
  • 6% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 41% The spirit, involvement and variety in the school
  • 34% Kind people, kind teachers, and variety of classes
  • 9% 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 23 responses

  • 30% All come together when supporting their school
  • 17% Great families and caring kids/teachers
  • 17% The students have a lot of spirit

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 63% School Spirit!!!
  • 30% 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 28 responses

  • 32% I love everything about this school.
  • 57% 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.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.