Best Public Schools in Atascadero, CA


The Atascadero Unified School District in California serves 9 schools, including 4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 3 high schools. The district's schools show a wide range of academic performance, with some standout schools like Monterey Road Elementary and Fine Arts Academy ranking in the top 20% of California schools, while others like Paloma Creek High struggle with low proficiency rates.

The elementary schools in the Atascadero Unified district generally outperform the middle schools, suggesting potential room for improvement at the middle school level. There also appears to be a correlation between socioeconomic status, as measured by free/reduced lunch rates, and academic performance, with higher-poverty schools tending to have lower test scores and rankings. Schools with the highest student-teacher ratios, like San Benito Elementary and Paloma Creek High, also tend to have the lowest performance, indicating potential staffing and resource challenges.

Overall, the Atascadero Unified School District presents a mixed picture, with some exceptional schools like Atascadero High and Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE) performing well, while others struggle to meet academic standards. The district's schools serve a diverse student population, with varying levels of racial diversity and socioeconomic status, which appears to be a key factor in their academic outcomes.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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