Arroyo Grande High

Public 9-12

 495 Valley Rd.
       Arroyo Grande, CA  93420-3928


(805) 474-3200

District: Lucia Mar Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
487th of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,281 Help


Feeder schools for Arroyo Grande High:

Elementary:    Branch Elementary
    Grover Beach Elementary
    Grover Heights Elementary
    Harloe Elementary
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Middle:    Judkins Middle
    Paulding Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  20.0 Help
Number of students:  1,991

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.9%
Hispanic:
39.8%
Two or more races:
5.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.5% Help


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Compare Details Arroyo Grande High ranks better than 79.2% of high schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked high schools in the Lucia Mar Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.61. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Arroyo Grande High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
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Compare Details Arroyo Grande High has the largest high school student body size in the Lucia Mar Unified School District. Racial makeup is: White (49.9%), Hispanic (39.8%), two or more races (5.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Arroyo Grande High is 20, which is the highest among 4 high schools in the Lucia Mar Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Arroyo Grande High is $5,281, which is the lowest among 4 high schools in the Lucia Mar Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Arroyo Grande High:

SchoolDigger ranks Arroyo Grande High 487th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Arroyo Grande High in the ranking list.)

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Lucia Mar Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Lucia Mar Unified 596th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Arroyo Grande High

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Rank History for all students at Arroyo Grande High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 72.91 145th 1653 91.2%
2005 67.72 283rd 1901 85.1%
2006 72.82 230th 1968 88.3%
2007 70.45 252nd 2063 87.8%
2008 72.07 235th 2117 88.9%
2009 76.92 155th 2238 93.1%
2010 75.82 188th 2281 91.8%
2011 77.44 171st 2367 92.8%
2012 75.59 210th 2354 91.1%
2013 78.45 160th 2426 93.4%
2015 53.06 917th 1994 54.0%
2016 63.18 713th 2039 65.0%
2017 70.14 602nd 2021 70.2%
2018 72.51 544th 2017 73.0%
2019 63.09 674th 2133 68.4%
2022 63.33 645th 2123 69.6%
2023 69.61 484th 2335 79.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Arroyo Grande High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.08 272nd 366 25.7%
2019 37.73 282nd 422 33.2%
2022 19.82 429th 515 16.7%
2023 56.04 291st 780 62.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Arroyo Grande High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.16 931st 938 0.7%
2019 31.32 712th 941 24.3%
2022 33.62 720th 1044 31.0%
2023 33.08 680th 1315 48.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Arroyo Grande High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.34 710th 1539 53.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Arroyo Grande High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.11 742nd 1862 60.2%
2019 56.42 761st 1937 60.7%
2022 50.74 841st 1943 56.7%
2023 60.70 615th 2237 72.5%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Arroyo Grande High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 39.24 170th 290 41.4%
2023 69.79 83rd 417 80.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Arroyo Grande High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.50 590th 1760 66.5%
2019 63.59 573rd 1833 68.7%
2022 63.57 553rd 1858 70.2%
2023 79.79 306th 2106 85.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Arroyo Grande High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.58 163rd 1052 84.5%
2019 44.98 483rd 1117 56.8%
2022 40.44 568th 1161 51.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Arroyo Grande High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.94 482nd 1834 73.7%
2019 56.63 724th 1880 61.5%
2022 58.61 673rd 1916 64.9%
2023 58.05 640th 2195 70.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Arroyo Grande High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.16 160th 581 72.5%
2019 52.07 323rd 582 44.5%
2023 30.16 526th 727 27.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Arroyo Grande High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.49 828th 1742 52.5%
2019 54.35 769th 1814 57.6%
2022 40.11 1096th 1861 41.1%
2023 54.73 719th 2132 66.3%
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Rank History for White students at Arroyo Grande High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.31 455th 1173 61.2%
2019 43.23 720th 1222 41.1%
2022 56.89 505th 1204 58.1%
2023 67.16 345th 1424 75.8%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Arroyo Grande High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1619 20 71 391 7 n/a n/a 0 2108
1989 1655 22 79 425 10 n/a n/a 0 2191
1990 1546 18 80 448 14 n/a n/a 0 2106
1991 1517 18 79 495 17 n/a n/a 0 2126
1992 1621 18 74 551 7 n/a n/a 0 2271
1993 1613 18 69 564 4 n/a n/a 0 2268
1994 1638 21 78 598 3 n/a n/a 0 2338
1995 1870 36 85 693 18 n/a n/a 0 2702
1996 1870 36 85 693 18 n/a n/a 0 2702
1997 1927 31 98 709 25 n/a n/a 0 2790
1998 2033 30 93 732 18 n/a n/a 0 2906
1999 2091 34 99 721 18 n/a n/a 6 2969
2000 2135 27 105 810 19 n/a n/a 0 3096
2001 2177 29 117 867 22 n/a n/a 0 3212
2002 1812 19 111 683 18 n/a n/a 0 2643
2003 1812 19 111 683 18 n/a n/a 0 2643
2004 1606 24 91 595 15 n/a n/a 15 2346
2005 1497 15 98 553 16 n/a n/a 33 2212
2006 1525 19 103 564 14 n/a n/a 35 2260
2007 1517 21 101 571 17 n/a n/a 50 2277
2008 1502 23 97 563 12 n/a n/a 0 2197
2009 1451 27 74 583 13 6 78 0 2232
2010 1408 29 66 662 11 5 50 0 2231
2011 1386 28 66 633 9 1 49 0 2172
2012 1356 27 80 704 10 1 47 0 2225
2013 1325 22 89 712 7 1 50 0 2206
2014 1289 23 88 698 6 1 51 0 2156
2015 1294 17 85 729 9 2 69 0 2205
2016 1312 14 83 715 10 6 65 0 2205
2017 1248 11 79 696 10 5 69 0 2118
2018 1189 18 80 691 9 6 78 0 2071
2019 1131 16 86 731 9 4 76 0 2053
2020 1090 19 87 745 10 3 77 0 2031
2021 1047 22 76 765 12 5 77 2 2006
2022 1055 20 76 824 9 3 84 6 2077
2023 993 19 69 792 6 3 103 6 1991

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Arroyo Grande High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2108 100.9 20.8 n/a
1989 2191 101.8 21.5 n/a
1990 2106 106.0 19.8 n/a
1991 2126 106.6 19.9 n/a
1992 2271 108.3 20.9 14.5
1993 2268 100.3 22.6 14.9
1994 2338 96.8 24.2 14.4
1995 2702 116.7 23.2 20.4
1996 2702 116.7 23.2 20.4
1997 2790 126.1 22.1 26.6
1998 2906 125.4 23.2 27.6
1999 2969 128.5 23.1 24.7
2000 3096 134.7 23.0 25.9
2001 3212 140.0 22.9 25.2
2002 2643 115.0 23.0 30.9
2003 2643 115.0 23.0 30.9
2004 2346 107.2 21.9 27.8
2005 2212 99.4 22.3 22.3
2006 2260 100.6 22.5 24
2007 2277 100.8 22.6 25.8
2008 2197 113.1 19.4 24.8
2009 2232 100.0 19.4 27.9
2010 2231 101.0 22.0 37.5
2011 2172 n/a n/a 37
2012 2225 96.9 22.9 n/a
2013 2206 96.7 22.8 38.5
2014 2156 97.9 22.0 40.3
2015 2205 104.0 21.2 37.5
2016 2205 103.0 21.4 39.4
2017 2118 104.0 20.3 35.2
2018 2071 102.3 20.2 36.5
2019 2053 103.3 19.8 37.2
2020 2031 n/a n/a 37.2
2021 2006 101.1 19.8 51.7
2022 2077 100.2 20.7 44.8
2023 1991 99.2 20.0 47.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Arroyo Grande High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2108 100.9 20.8 n/a
1989 2191 101.8 21.5 n/a
1990 2106 106.0 19.8 n/a
1991 2126 106.6 19.9 n/a
1992 2271 108.3 20.9 14.5
1993 2268 100.3 22.6 14.9
1994 2338 96.8 24.2 14.4
1995 2702 116.7 23.2 20.4
1996 2702 116.7 23.2 20.4
1997 2790 126.1 22.1 26.6
1998 2906 125.4 23.2 27.6
1999 2969 128.5 23.1 24.7
2000 3096 134.7 23.0 25.9
2001 3212 140.0 22.9 25.2
2002 2643 115.0 23.0 30.9
2003 2643 115.0 23.0 30.9
2004 2346 107.2 21.9 27.8
2005 2212 99.4 22.3 22.3
2006 2260 100.6 22.5 24
2007 2277 100.8 22.6 25.8
2008 2197 113.1 19.4 24.8
2009 2232 100.0 19.4 27.9
2010 2231 101.0 22.0 37.5
2011 2172 n/a n/a 37
2012 2225 96.9 22.9 n/a
2013 2206 96.7 22.8 38.5
2014 2156 97.9 22.0 40.3
2015 2205 104.0 21.2 37.5
2016 2205 103.0 21.4 39.4
2017 2118 104.0 20.3 35.2
2018 2071 102.3 20.2 36.5
2019 2053 103.3 19.8 37.2
2020 2031 n/a n/a 37.2
2021 2006 101.1 19.8 51.7
2022 2077 100.2 20.7 44.8
2023 1991 99.2 20.0 47.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Arroyo Grande High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,281

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Arroyo Grande High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 674th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 484th of 2335 High schools
 10.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Arroyo Grande High)54.663.5
 8.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lucia Mar Unified)55.957.9
 2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Arroyo Grande High)33.930.2
 3.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Lucia Mar Unified)31.724.6
 7.1%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (Arroyo Grande High)30.238.9
 8.7%
   11th Grade Science (Lucia Mar Unified)29.334.8
 5.4%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%
12th Grade Science (Arroyo Grande High)23.814.3
 9.5%
   12th Grade Science (Lucia Mar Unified)22.623.5
 1%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students20531991
 3%
African American1619
 18.8%
American Indian96
 33.3%
Asian8669
 19.8%
Hispanic731792
 8.3%
Pacific Islander43
 25%
White1131993
 12.2%
Two or More Races76103
 35.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients37.2%47.5%
 10.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Arroyo Grande High

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,991 students attended Arroyo Grande High.

Arroyo Grande High ranks 487th of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Arroyo Grande High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Branch Elementary
Elementary : Grover Beach Elementary
Elementary : Grover Heights Elementary
Elementary : Harloe Elementary
Elementary : Ocean View Elementary
Elementary : Shell Beach Elementary
Middle : Judkins Middle
Middle : Paulding Middle

Students at Arroyo Grande High are 50% White, 40% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 3% Asian.


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