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94%
  • Teach Elementary
  • 165 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Coastal Unified
  • Grades: 4 - 6 · Students: 182
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 31:1
66%
  • San Luis Obispo High
  • 1499 San Luis Dr., San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Coastal Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,433
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
64%
  • Bishop's Peak Elementary
  • 451 Jaycee Dr., San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Coastal Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 426
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
61%
  • Laguna Middle School
  • 11050 Los Osos Valley Rd., San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Coastal Unified
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 688
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
60%
  • Sinsheimer Elementary
  • 2755 Augusta St., San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Coastal Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 359
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
55%
  • Pacheco Elementary
  • 261 Cuesta Dr., San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Coastal Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 541
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
45%
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • 2125 Story St., San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Coastal Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 310
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
37%
  • Smith (c. L.) Elementary
  • 1375 Balboa St., San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Coastal Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 418
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
11%
  • Grizzly Challenge Charter
  • Po Box 3209, San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
  • Grades: 10 - 12 · Students: 229
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
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  • San Luis Obispo County Community
  • 3350 Ed Dr., San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 200
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
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  • Peep - De'groot - Prepare
  • 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Coastal Unified
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 7
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 9:1
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  • San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Court
  • 3350 Ed Dr., San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 22
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
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  • San Luis County Special Education
  • 3350 Ed Dr., San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
  • Grades: 1 - 12 · Students: 45
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 7:1
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  • Pacific Beach High
  • 11950 Los Osos Valley Rd., San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Coastal Unified
  • Grades: 10 - 12 · Students: 62
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
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San Luis Obispo school information

IndexSan Luis ObispoCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores54%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools168,30879,221
Total private schools43,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools41,0857,963
The San Luis Obispo, CA educational system consists of 16 public schools, 4 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. San Luis Obispo public schools have average test scores of 54% which is 43% higher than than the California average and 11% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of San Luis Obispo public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 91.2% have completed high school, 49.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in San Luis Obispo

IndexSan Luis ObispoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade91.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school91.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college81.9%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree59.3%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors49.4%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters19.4%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.4%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.3%1.6%1.3%

San Luis Obispo, CA School Districts

San Luis Coastal Unified School District

There are a total of 16 public schools, 4 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools in San Luis Obispo. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for San Luis Obispo, CA schools is 54%. The average student to teacher ratio is 20:1. In San Luis Obispo, CA, an average of 91.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 91.2% have completed high school.

To customize your list of San Luis Obispo schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of San Luis Obispo, CA schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Cayucos, CA2,98765%31%
Los Ranchos, CA1,63063%28%
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Morro Bay, CA10,51947%4%
Arroyo Grande, CA17,84245%8%
San Luis Obispo, CA46,71654%11%

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Twin Falls, ID46,62336%26%
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North Highlands, CA46,84126%47%
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San Luis Obispo, CA46,71654%11%
Source: The San Luis Obispo, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.
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