Nipomo High School in Nipomo, CA - Niche

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Nipomo High School is a public school in Nipomo, California. It has 1,025 students in grades 8-12. According to state standards, 56% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 91 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

525 North Thompson Rd.
Nipomo, CA 93444
(805) 474-3300

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3.8 from 91 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: High school is what you make it no matter which one you go to. Overall, my experience at this school isn't one id wish to trade for another. I enjoyed the past few years and learned a lot.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 4
    Overall Experience: What shocks other students when I tell them about my high school experience is the lack of clicks as well as student and administrative relationships. Even though I'm probably considered a nerd, the popular kids wouldn't avoid me and people treated each other with respect, ignoring differences. The staff also was great at creating rapport with students and the simple desire to please administration kept most students out of trouble. The respect among all peoples at Nipomo High School created a genuine learning environment and a campus recommendable to all, staff and students alike.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Students and staff are almost perfect here.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: I have never had a problem with my teachers in all 4 years and they all did a great job teaching me the amount I know now. They are a very strong group and understand how to teach the students with a large amounts of respect as long as you respect them and their teachings.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are very many clubs and activities to join at this school. A lot of students try out for sports and succeed in them if they have strived to work hard enough to obtain that level of success

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.33 Nipomo Elementary School Public
3.33 Dana Elementary School Public
3.66 Lange (Dorothea) Elementary School Public
2.66 Kunst (Tommie) Junior High School Public
2.66 Ontiveros (Juan Pacifico) Elementary School Public
1.66 Oakley (Calvin C.) Elementary School Public
2.00 Bonita Elementary School Public
1.66 Bruce (Robert) Elementary School Public
3.66 Mesa Middle School Public
2.00 Taylor (Ida Redmond) Elementary School Public
2.00 El Camino Junior High School Public
3.66 Branch Elementary School Public
1.66 Fairlawn Elementary School Public
1.66 Rice (William) Elementary School Public
1.66 Alvin Elementary School Public
Lopez Continuation High School Public, Alternative
2.00 Tunnell (Martin Luther) Elementary School Public
1.66 Mary Buren Elementary School Public
St. Mary of the Assumption School Private, Religious
4.00 Arroyo Grande High School Public
3.66 Paulding Middle School Public
2.66 Family Partnership Home Study Charter School Public, Charter
2.33 Fesler (Isaac) Junior High School Public
1.66 Sanchez (David J.) Elementary School Public
2.66 Santa Maria High School Public
1.66 Adam (William Laird) Elementary School Public
1.66 Miller (Isaac) Elementary School Public
Valley View Adventist Academy Private, Religious
3.66 Harloe Elementary School Public
1.66 Liberty Elementary School Public
3.00 Pioneer Valley High School Public
1.66 Kermit McKenzie Junior High School Public
St. Patrick Catholic School Private, Religious
1.66 Battles (Washington) Elementary School Public
3.33 Fairgrove Elementary School Public
Coastal Christian School Private, Religious
3.66 Ocean View Elementary School Public
3.00 Oceano Elementary School Public
Highland Preparatory School Private, Alternative, Religious
3.33 Grover Beach Elementary School Public
3.66 Grover Heights Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 San Luis Obispo High School 19 mi. 1,444
3.66 Cabrillo High School 23 mi. 1,449
2.33 Lompoc High School 28 mi. 1,360
3.00 Atascadero High School 32 mi. 1,410
4.00 Morro Bay High School 31 mi. 852

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


Male 48%
Female 51%

Student Diversity

Nipomo High School United States Atascadero High School Cabrillo High School Lompoc High School Morro Bay High School San Luis Obispo High School
Hispanic 50.0% 25.0% 21.0% 41.0% 71.0% 25.0% 20.0%
White 45.0% 51.0% 70.0% 44.0% 14.0% 61.0% 69.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 1.0% 5.0% 4.0% 4.0% 3.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 1.0% 3.0% 4.0% 0% 1.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 2.0% 3.0% 3.0% 6.0% 5.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 27.7%
Grade 10 24.4%
Grade 11 25.3%
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 12 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 17% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 43% Everyone knows eachother
  • 29% It is a friendly environment
  • 21% The pool is nice and I like that it is heated
  • 7% Administrators are always willing to help.

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

  • 50% There is not enough freedom for the students.
  • 33% Fewer students means fewer choices for classes.
  • 17% Teachers aren't out of the box.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 10 responses

  • 40% It is small so it is easier to feel comfortable
  • 20% Nothing
  • 20% I would choose both the second and third options
  • 10% The teachers take an interest in the students
  • 10% The welcoming environment

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 40% Safe
  • 30% Community
  • 10% Minimal
  • 10% Fantastic
  • 10% It's what you make it

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 50% Become involved in school and sports
  • 25% Let yourself be accepted, because you will be.
  • 12% Don't trust anyone to quick
  • 12% Think before you act

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 100% 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.