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36%
  • Kunst (tommie) Junior High
  • 930 Hidden Pines Way, Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 782
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
29%
  • Ontiveros (juan Pacifico) Elementary
  • 930 W. Rancho Verde, Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 1,017
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 30:1
25%
  • Fesler (isaac) Junior High
  • 1100 E. Fesler St., Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 855
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
25%
  • Arellanes Junior High
  • 1890 Sandalwood Dr., Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 572
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
24%
  • Taylor (ida Redmond) Elementary
  • 1921 N. Carlotti Dr., Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 932
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
19%
  • Sanchez (david J.) Elementary
  • 804 W. Liberty St., Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 884
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
19%
  • Rice (william) Elementary
  • 700 E. Vickie Ave., Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 929
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
19%
  • Alvin Elementary
  • 301 E. Alvin Ave., Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 1,002
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
18%
  • Miller (isaac) Elementary
  • 410 E. Camino Colegio, Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 930
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 30:1
18%
  • Tunnell (martin Luther) Elementary
  • 1248 E. Dena Way, Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 916
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
17%
  • El Camino Junior High
  • 219 W. El Camino, Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 697
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
17%
  • Arellanes (don Juan Bautista) Elementary
  • 1890 Sandalwood Dr., Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 292
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
17%
  • Battles (washington) Elementary
  • 605 E. Battles Rd., Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 1,007
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
16%
  • Adam (william Laird) Elementary
  • 500 W. Windsor, Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 1,095
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 30:1
16%
  • Liberty Elementary
  • 1300 W. Sonya Ln., Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 852
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
14%
  • Oakley (calvin C.) Elementary
  • 1120 W. Harding St., Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 958
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
13%
  • Bonita Elementary
  • 2715 W. Main St., Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 638
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
11%
  • Bruce (robert) Elementary
  • 601 W. Alvin Ave., Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 884
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
10%
  • Fairlawn Elementary
  • 120 N. Mary Dr., Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 784
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
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Santa Maria school information

IndexSanta MariaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores21%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools208,30879,221
Total private schools83,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools31,0857,963
The Santa Maria, CA educational system consists of 20 public schools, 8 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Santa Maria public schools have average test scores of 21% which is 45% lower than than the California average and 58% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Santa Maria public schools is 22:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 58.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 56.4% have completed high school, 13.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Santa Maria

IndexSanta MariaCaliforniaNational
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%

Listed above are Santa Maria-bonita, Santa Maria schools. To customize your list of Santa Maria-bonita 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 Santa Maria-bonita schools.

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Pismo Beach, CA7,98453%8%
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Orcutt, CA30,10940%18%
Nipomo, CA16,45637%25%
Santa Maria, CA103,64221%58%

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Columbia, MD103,43953%9%
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Santa Maria, CA103,64221%58%
Source: The Santa Maria, 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.