Atascadero Unified


The Atascadero Unified School District in California comprises 12 schools, including 7 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 3 high schools, serving students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The district exhibits a mix of academic performance, with some standout schools like Monterey Road Elementary and Fine Arts Academy consistently ranking in the top 20% of their respective grade levels in the state, while others, such as Paloma Creek High, struggle with lower overall performance.

The district's high schools generally have relatively high 4-year graduation rates, ranging from 75.4% at Paloma Creek High to 93.5% at Atascadero Choices in Education Academy. However, chronic absenteeism is a concern across the district, with rates as high as 99.1% at Paloma Creek High. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch also varies widely, from 37.66% at Monterey Road Elementary to 85% at the small Carrisa Plains Elementary.

Overall, the Atascadero Unified School District exhibits a diverse range of academic performance and student demographics, with some schools standing out for their strong test scores and others facing challenges in areas such as chronic absenteeism and equity. The district's leadership will need to develop targeted strategies to support all students in achieving academic success and ensure that every school in the district is providing a high-quality education.

District Detail

 5601 West Mall
Atascadero, CA 93422-4234

 (805) 462-4200

SchoolDigger Rank:
454th of 1563 California districts

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Grades served: K-12
Students: 4,293

Primary Schools: 7
Middle Schools: 2
High Schools: 3
Alternative Schools: 0

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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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