Nipomo High School in Nipomo, CA - Niche

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    Public, Coed
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    120 3.8
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Nipomo High School is a public coed school in Nipomo, California. It has 1,048 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 56% 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.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 120 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Student Culture & Diversity: I try to get involved in everything without building any walls and stay open to new friends and ideas.. I feel if you are nice, go with the flow, and lead by example others pick up on the positive energy. There is a lot of pressure to fit it for some and is easier for others. I have a great crowd of friends and am confident but, for others I think it can be very hard. I once saw a girl standing on the corner pretending she had to cross the walkway when i flagged her to go she shook her head no so I went. Every now and then I would see her and It made me so sad. She would pretend she had some place to go and hurry to that curb only to never cross and when the bell would ring she would return to her class.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Academics: you get the education if you want it at my school. If you go above and beyond you can learn at a great level. If you feel like a teacher cares about your progress i tend to push myself to pay attention and try harder. When a teacher seems burnt out its harder to get motivated. I like the teachers at my school and they do a great job. Some are more caring than others and some are harder to get to know which for me makes it harder to get motivated when i feel a distance from a teacher. Overall I feel comfortable with all of them but others may not.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Nicle clean school that has security cameras and gates. i geel safe because the staff is welcoming and always around. whether at sports or in class the area calm and friendly. The school nurse is great and has helped me with health issues and talked with my mom.I dont see much bullying and everyone is pretty respectable to everyone.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Overall this is a great school. Its safe and there are many sports to play in or go watch. The staff is supportive, i love attending different clubs and am thankful for a positive environment. Everyone knows eachother and are respectable and approachable making it a great school to be a part of. It is also a newer school with a great pool and we have great weather!
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: My experience at my school has been the best! I love my teachers, principals and couselors. They are all very positive, approachable and supportive and together make a good team. They are good role models and helpful which encouraged me to be involved any way i can. This year I served as ASB VP and next year I will be the ASB President. I push myself to be better because they care enough to encourage us to do better!

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.00 Nipomo Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Dana Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Lange (Dorothea) Elementary School Public, Coed
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2.00 Ontiveros (Juan Pacifico) Elementary School Public, Coed
1.66 Oakley (Calvin C.) Elementary School Public, Coed
1.66 Bonita Elementary School Public, Coed
1.66 Bruce (Robert) Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Mesa Middle School Public, Coed
2.00 Taylor (Ida Redmond) Elementary School Public, Coed
1.66 El Camino Junior High School Public, Coed
3.33 Branch Elementary School Public, Coed
1.66 Fairlawn Elementary School Public, Coed
1.66 Rice (William) Elementary School Public, Coed
1.66 Alvin Elementary School Public, Coed
Lopez Continuation High School Public, Alternative, Coed
1.66 Tunnell (Martin Luther) Elementary School Public, Coed
1.33 Mary Buren Elementary School Public, Coed
St. Mary of the Assumption School Private, Religious, Coed
3.66 Arroyo Grande High School Public, Coed
3.33 Paulding Middle School Public, Coed
2.33 Family Partnership Home Study Charter School Public, Charter, Coed
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1.33 Adam (William Laird) Elementary School Public, Coed
1.66 Miller (Isaac) Elementary School Public, Coed
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3.33 Harloe Elementary School Public, Coed
1.66 Liberty Elementary School Public, Coed
2.66 Pioneer Valley High School Public, Coed
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St. Patrick Catholic School Private, Religious, Coed
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3.00 Fairgrove Elementary School Public, Coed
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
0.66 Delta High School 13 mi. 590
3.66 Orcutt Academy Charter School 13 mi. 745
4.00 San Luis Obispo High School 19 mi. 1,409
3.33 Cabrillo High School 23 mi. 1,441
2.33 Lompoc High School 28 mi. 1,374

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


Female 52%
Male 47%

Student Diversity

Nipomo High School United States California Cabrillo High School Delta High School Lompoc High School Orcutt Academy Charter School San Luis Obispo High School
Hispanic 52.0% 25.0% 53.3% 39.0% 89.0% 71.0% 34.0% 21.0%
White 42.0% 51.0% 24.8% 45.0% 7.0% 13.0% 56.0% 66.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 11.3% 3.0% 0% 3.0% 4.0% 5.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 3.3% 5.0% 1.0% 4.0% 2.0% 4.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 6.1% 3.0% 0% 4.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 24.1%
Grade 10 24.6%
Grade 11 26.8%
Grade 12 24.4%

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 19 responses

  • 74% Yes
  • 16% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 43% Everyone knows eachother
  • 29% It is a friendly environment
  • 14% Administrators are always willing to help.
  • 14% The pool is nice and I like that it is heated

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

  • 43% There is not enough freedom for the students.
  • 43% Fewer students means fewer choices for classes.
  • 14% Teachers aren't out of the box.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 27% It is small so it is easier to feel comfortable
  • 27% The teachers take an interest in the students
  • 20% I would choose both the second and third options
  • 13% Nothing
  • 7% The welcoming environment
  • 7% Peaceful

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 40% Safe
  • 27% Community
  • 13% Fantastic
  • 13% It's what you make it
  • 7% Minimal

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 45% Become involved in school and sports
  • 36% Let yourself be accepted, because you will be.
  • 9% Think before you act
  • 9% Don't trust anyone to quick

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 92% 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.