Santa Maria school information

IndexSanta MariaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores41%53%68%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools208,30879,235
Total private schools83,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools31,0857,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Santa Maria are 40% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 20 public schools in Santa Maria.
  • 59.1% of people in Santa Maria have completed 8th grade.
  • 56.4% of people in Santa Maria have completed high school.
  • 13.0% of people in Santa Maria have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Santa Maria

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  • Adam (William Laird) Elementary500 West WindsorGrades: KG - 06Students: 872 · Ratio: 0:137
  • Alvin Elementary301 East Alvin Ave.Grades: KG - 06Students: 728 · Ratio: 0:139
  • Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary1890 Sandalwood Dr.Grades: KG - 06Students: 293 · Ratio: 0:139
  • Arellanes Junior High1890 Sandalwood Dr.Grades: 07 - 08Students: 569 · Ratio: 0:141
  • Benjamin Foxen Elementary4949 Foxen Canyon Rd.Grades: KG - 08Students: 129 · Ratio: 0:159
  • Bonita Elementary2715 West Main St.Grades: KG - 06Students: 535 · Ratio: 0:144
  • Bruce (Robert) Elementary601 West Alvin Ave.Grades: KG - 06Students: 851 · Ratio: 0:137
  • Calvin C. Oakley Elementary1120 West Harding St.Grades: KG - 06Students: 838 · Ratio: 0:140
  • David J. Sanchez Sr. Elementary804 West Liberty St.Grades: KG - 06Students: 784 · Ratio: 0:146
  • Delta High4893 Bethany Ln.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 516 · Ratio: 0:17
  • El Camino Junior High219 West El CaminoGrades: 07 - 08Students: 646 · Ratio: 0:135
  • Ernest Righetti High941 East Foster Rd.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 2,283 · Ratio: 0:141
  • Fairlawn Elementary120 North Mary Dr.Grades: KG - 06Students: 662 · Ratio: 0:140
  • Family Partnership Home Study CharterPo Box 490Grades: KG - 12Students: 473 · Ratio: 0:136
  • Fesler (Isaac) Junior High1100 East Fesler St.Grades: 05 - 08Students: 80 · Ratio: 0:148
  • George Washington Battles Elementary605 East Battles Rd.Grades: KG - 06Students: 851 · Ratio: 0:140
  • Liberty Elementary1300 West Sonya Ln.Grades: KG - 06Students: 698 · Ratio: 0:137
  • Miller (Isaac) Elementary410 East Camino ColegioGrades: KG - 06Students: 85 · Ratio: 0:140
  • Ontiveros (Juan Pacifico) Elementary930 West Rancho VerdeGrades: KG - 06Students: 916 · Ratio: 0:155
  • Pioneer Valley High675 Panther Dr.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 2,625 · Ratio: 0:132
  • Rice (William) Elementary700 East Vickie Ave.Grades: KG - 06Students: 82 · Ratio: 0:143
  • Santa Barbara County Rop-North4893 Bethany Ln.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Santa Maria High901 South BroadwayGrades: 09 - 12Students: 2,369 · Ratio: 0:133
  • Taylor (Ida Redmond) Elementary1921 North Carlotti Dr.Grades: KG - 06Students: 92 · Ratio: 0:150
  • Tommie Kunst Junior High930 Hidden Pines WayGrades: 07 - 08Students: 786 · Ratio: 0:149
  • Trivium Charter4949 Foxen Canyon Rd.Grades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Tunnell (Martin Luther) Elementary1248 East Dena WayGrades: KG - 06Students: 763 · Ratio: 0:144

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Education level achieved in Santa Maria

IndexSanta MariaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade59.1%80.6%83.8%
Completed high school56.4%79.3%82.4%
Completed some college40.0%60.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree19.4%38.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors13.0%31.0%29.3%
Completed masters3.7%11.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.4%3.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Santa Maria (high school & post-secondary)

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Santa Maria, CA101,46841%40%

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Source: The Santa Maria, CA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.