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Arroyo Grande High School is a public school in Arroyo Grande Township, California. It has 2,172 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 120 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 120 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: The cafeteria could offer better, healthier food options- ones students would actually enjoy. I didn't understand the system so I always brought lunch from home or bought off the food carts- which would run out of the products students would want to buy sometimes. It is also a bit expensive, as in I couldn't choose to eat at the food cart everyday, and when I did, I didn't have enough money to get a full lunch (honestly, it should cost less than $10).
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: I don't know that much about it, but I do think the system could be better as far as the administration and its policies. Some policies most students believe to be unfair, such as the ones that link school practices to a suspended driver's license.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: The athletics and fitness opportunities at this school are great; a lot of the facilities are very nice, with a few exceptions. The track and away side of the bleachers could stand to be updated; other than that, it's pretty great. Student involvement is great, though there could be more advertisement since I remember lots of confusion over try-out dates and times for most athletics.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: There are a lot of great teachers at AGHS, which I had the privilege of being a student of. The teachers are very helpful and funny and give the right amount of work, depending on the academic level of their students. They genuinely enjoy teaching and participating in school events, such as assemblies, which are optional and voluntary.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: The extracurricular opportunities at Arroyo Grande High School are various and many. There are plenty of sports to participate in, as well as a generous amount of clubs. These include the large, country-wide organization of FFA, Key Club, and student leadership (ASB). There is also the Drama department and band.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
Pacific Coast Christian School Private, Religious
3.66 Harloe Elementary School Public
Arroyo Grande Montessori School Private, Montessori
Valley View Adventist Academy Private, Religious
St. Patrick Catholic School Private, Religious
3.66 Paulding Middle School Public
3.66 Ocean View Elementary School Public
Coastal Christian School Private, Religious
3.33 Fairgrove Elementary School Public
3.00 Oceano Elementary School Public
3.66 Mesa Middle School Public
Dandy Lion Montessori School Private, Montessori
3.33 Grover Beach Elementary School Public
3.66 Grover Heights Elementary School Public
Lopez Continuation High School Public, Alternative
3.66 Branch Elementary School Public
4.00 Judkins Middle School Public
Highland Preparatory School Private, Alternative, Religious
4.00 Shell Beach Elementary School Public
3.33 Nipomo High School Public
3.66 Dorothea Lange Elementary School Public
3.33 Dana Elementary School Public
4.00 Los Ranchos Elementary School Public
3.33 Nipomo Elementary School Public
1.66 Mary Buren Elementary School Public
3.33 Bellevue-Santa Fe Charter School Public, Charter

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Nipomo High School 7 mi. 1,148
4.00 San Luis Obispo High School 13 mi. 1,453
2.66 Santa Maria High School 14 mi. 2,369
3.00 Pioneer Valley High School 15 mi. 2,625
3.00 Ernest Righetti High School 18 mi. 2,283

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

Student Diversity

Arroyo Grande High School United States Ernest Righetti High School Nipomo High School Pioneer Valley High School San Luis Obispo High School Santa Maria High School
White 60.0% 51.6% 36.0% 47.0% 6.0% 70.0% 3.0%
Hispanic 31.0% 24.5% 51.0% 47.0% 86.0% 19.0% 92.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.7% 3.0% 1.0% 4.0% 5.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.6% 5.0% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%
African American 1.0% 15.2% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 2.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.2%
Grade 10 27.8%
Grade 11 25.1%
Grade 12 22.0%

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 13 responses

  • 85% Yes
  • 8% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 67% The spirit, involvement and variety in the school
  • 33% Kind people, kind teachers, and variety of classes

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 40% The seagulls
  • 20% Food, trash, too big, walking, internet service

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

  • 33% Great families and caring kids/teachers
  • 33% All come together when supporting their school

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

  • 62% School Spirit!!!
  • 25% Good academics and academic choices
  • 12% Diverse

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

  • 71% Watch out for the seagulls
  • 14% Theres always someone to talk to
  • 14% Our school is very "clique-y"

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 25% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.