Santa Maria-Bonita


The Santa Maria-Bonita School District in Santa Maria, California consists of 21 schools, including 17 elementary schools and 4 middle schools, serving students from kindergarten through 8th grade. The district is ranked 1380 out of 1560 districts in California and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger, indicating significant room for improvement in academic performance.

Among the standout schools in the district, Ontiveros (Juan Pacifico) Elementary is the highest-performing, ranking 2501 out of 5848 California elementary schools and receiving a 3-star rating. It has the highest proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics compared to the district and state averages. Other strong performers include Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary, Tunnell (Martin Luther) Elementary, and Sanchez (David J.) Elementary. These schools demonstrate that high-quality education is possible within the Santa Maria-Bonita School District.

However, the data also reveals significant disparities in academic performance across the district, with some schools struggling to provide equitable educational opportunities for their students. Schools with higher percentages of Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students tend to have lower proficiency rates, highlighting the need for targeted interventions and support to address these disparities. Additionally, high chronic absenteeism rates at some schools, such as Taylor (Ida Redmond) Elementary and Kunst (Tommie) Junior High, are a significant concern and may be contributing to the lower academic performance observed at these schools.

District Detail

 708 S. Miller St.
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6230

 (805) 928-1783

SchoolDigger Rank:
1380th of 1560 California districts

See the 2023 California District rankings!
Grades served: K-8
Students: 16,703

Primary Schools: 17
Middle Schools: 4
High Schools: 0
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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