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Santa Maria High School is a public school in Santa Maria Township, California. It has 2,369 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 39% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 131 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

901 South Broadway
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 925-2567

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 131 reviews
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    • High School Freshman
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school is so chill and not as strict as the other ones. Plus SANTA MARIA HIGH SCHOOL has an AMAZING FFA program.
    • High School Freshman
    • 4
    Food: The food in the cafeteria is pretty amazing. Gives us all our energy.
    • High School Freshman
    • 5
    Administration & Policies: The security at our school is pretty amazing on keeping the kids on the good pat.
    • High School Freshman
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: They help fitness us. The sports help us stay healthy
    • High School Freshman
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers are amazing! They teach us so many amazing things.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
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1.66 William Laird Adam Elementary School Public
St. Mary of the Assumption School Private, Religious
1.66 David J. Sanchez Sr. Elementary School Public
1.66 George Washington Battles Elementary School Public
Agape School of Christian Education Private, Religious
Crossroads Christian Junior High School Private, Religious
2.00 El Camino Junior High School Public
1.66 Fairlawn Elementary School Public
1.66 Alvin Elementary School Public
1.66 Robert Bruce Elementary School Public
2.33 Isaac Fesler Junior High School Public
1.66 William Rice Elementary School Public
1.66 Liberty Elementary School Public
1.66 Calvin C. Oakley Elementary School Public
2.00 Tunnell Elementary School Public
2.00 Ida Redmond Taylor Elementary School Public
2.66 Juan Pacifico Ontiveros Elementary School Public
2.66 Valley Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.00 Pioneer Valley High School Public
3.33 Joe Nightingale Elementary School Public
2.66 Tommie Kunst Junior High School Public
Pacific Christian School Private, Religious
3.66 Lakeview Junior High School Public
3.00 Alice Shaw Elementary School Public
3.00 Ernest Righetti High School Public
2.66 St. Joseph High School Private, Religious
1.66 Don Juan Bautista Arellanes Elementary School Public
2.00 Arellanes Junior High School Public
3.33 Patterson Road Elementary School Public
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3.66 Ralph Dunlap Elementary School Public
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3.66 Orcutt Junior High School Public
3.00 Orcutt Academy Charter School Public, Charter
St. Louis de Montfort Catholic School Private, Religious
3.00 Pine Grove Elementary School Public
3.33 Dana Elementary School Public
3.33 Nipomo Elementary School Public
3.66 Dorothea Lange Elementary School Public
3.33 Nipomo High School Public
Highland Preparatory School Private, Alternative, Religious
1.66 Mary Buren Elementary School Public
1.66 Kermit McKenzie Junior High School Public
Benjamin Foxen Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Pioneer Valley High School 2 mi. 2,625
3.00 Ernest Righetti High School 4 mi. 2,283
4.00 Arroyo Grande High School 14 mi. 2,172
3.66 Cabrillo High School 16 mi. 1,490
2.33 Lompoc High School 20 mi. 1,375

Around Santa Maria High School

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


Grade 9 25.9%
Grade 10 24.4%
Grade 11 25.2%
Grade 12 24.5%

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 14 responses

  • 86% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 50% The teachers and students.
  • 40% The teacher-student relationships.
  • 10% The students

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 46% The seagulls that poop on students during lunch.
  • 23% The worst thing about the school is old equipment.
  • 8% The security guards especially chuck
  • 8% Most councilors don't listen to what you want
  • 8% OCS rules
  • 8% Not Much Time- Don't be late not even a minute

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 11 responses

  • 73% The diversity and friendly staff and students.
  • 18% We offer a child day care
  • 9% A counselor

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 64% Good
  • 18% Home away from home.
  • 9% Bias principals

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 40% Don't be scared just do your best and enjoy it.
  • 40% Just be who you are, everyone is pretty much ok
  • 20% Don't worry, at SMHS it's cool to be smart.
  • 0% Watch out for principals

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 5 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 20% I love everything about this school.
  • 80% 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.