PROFICIENCY 32% 17% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
31%Santa Maria Joint Union High

Ernest Righetti High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Santa Maria Joint Union High" in Orcutt, CA. There are a total of 2,080 students and 89 teachers at Ernest Righetti High, for a student to teacher ratio of 24 to 1. There are a total of 671 free lunch students and 230 reduced lunch students.

Ernest Righetti High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 31.5%, which is 17% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio24:1
Free lunch671
Reduced lunch230


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment325
Taking some courses193
Taking some courses (not tests)133
Passing some courses116
Passing no courses67

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Ernest Righetti High, there are a total of 325 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 193 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School18%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School45%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Ernest Righetti High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 31.6% 11.9% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 1.8% 1.1% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 3.5% 3.1% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 57.8% 81.4% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.5% 0.2% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.7% 2.3% 3.1% 3.1%

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Orcutt demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)4,54923291
Median age29.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%52%55%
Speak English35%56%79%
Speak Spanish59%29%13%

Education level achieved in Orcutt

Completed 8th grade58.8%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school56.4%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college40.0%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree19.6%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors13.1%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.9%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Ernest Righetti High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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