Santa Maria High School



Santa Maria High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Santa Maria High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 1
9 633
10 552
11 587
12 527

Santa Maria High School is a public high school of the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District located in Santa Maria, CA. It has 2,300 students in grades 9th through 12th. Santa Maria High School is the 249th largest public high school in California and the 841st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 21.1 to 1.

Total Students: 2,300
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 21.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 109.18

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Santa Maria High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,239
(54%)
3,989
(52%)
 Female 1,061
(46%)
3,647
(48%)

Santa Maria High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 2,124
(92%)
6,128
(80%)
 White 77
(3%)
997
(13%)
 Asian 62
(3%)
240
(3%)
 Two or More 21
(1%)
183
(2%)
 Black 12
(1%)
68
(1%)
 American Indian 4
(0%)
17
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
3
(0%)

Santa Maria High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,544
(67%)
3,885
(51%)
 Not Eligible 505
(22%)
2,911
(38%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 251
(11%)
840
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Santa Maria High School is ranked 88th out of 0 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Santa Maria High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (78.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 52.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Santa Maria High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2440
2006 2165
2007 2262
2008 2452
2009 2442
2010 2369
2011 2282
2012 2300

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 24.8
2006 24.1
2007 21.9
2008 24.1
2009 22.3
2010 N/A
2011 20.8
2012 21.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.54016393442623
2006 0.65450346420323
2007 0.67020335985853
2008 0.25693311582382
2009 0.64660114660115
2010 0.73828619670747
2011 0.14285714285714
2012 0.7804347826087

Compare Santa Maria High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
2,110.0% 21.1:1
 
2,116.1% 21.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 52.5%
 
This School 78.0%
 

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