Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,369
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    143 3.6
  • Ranking

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 143 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 143 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: Not a lot of healthy options
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: Needs to be more disciplined
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: The only thing bad is that we do not have a tennis court on campus.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: I love our school teachers they always helped me out whenever I needed it.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: We have a wide diversity of clubs, but what holds it back is that we are not the champions or beat very often.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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

Student Diversity

Santa Maria High School United States Arroyo Grande High School Cabrillo High School Ernest Righetti High School Lompoc High School Pioneer Valley High School
Hispanic 92.0% 24.5% 31.0% 40.0% 51.0% 70.0% 86.0%
White 3.0% 51.6% 60.0% 44.0% 36.0% 15.0% 6.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.7% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 4.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 2.0% 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.2% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0% 4.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 15 responses

  • 87% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 45% The teachers and students.
  • 36% The teacher-student relationships.
  • 9% Mrs. Franco & Mrs. Riley
  • 9% The students

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 43% The seagulls that poop on students during lunch.
  • 21% The worst thing about the school is old equipment.
  • 14% Not Much Time- Don't be late not even a minute
  • 7% The security guards especially chuck
  • 7% Most councilors don't listen to what you want
  • 7% OCS rules

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 12 responses

  • 67% The diversity and friendly staff and students.
  • 17% A counselor
  • 17% We offer a child day care

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 67% Good
  • 17% Home away from home.
  • 8% Bias principals
  • 8% BEST SCHOOL EVER!!!

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

  • 45% Don't be scared just do your best and enjoy it.
  • 36% Just be who you are, everyone is pretty much ok
  • 18% Don't worry, at SMHS it's cool to be smart.
  • 0% Watch out for principals

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

  • 17% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 17% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.