School Details

Big Sur Charter School

47540 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-0203

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-12 60 students 13 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

Big Sur Charter School is a charter high school in Big Sur. The principal of Big Sur Charter School is Shawna Garritson, whose e-mail is 60 students go to Big Sur Charter School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 8% of the Big Sur Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 44% of the 60 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Big Sur Charter School is 13:1. Pacific Valley (K-12) is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 0%
White, non-Hispanic 62% 93%
Asian 5% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 0%
Unspecified 3% 0%
Hispanic 19% 7%
Filipino 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 72%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 25%
Limited English proficiency 8% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    As a vendor we have worked with this school to provide a quality art program for the past three years. They are always kind and respectful and a pleasure to work with. The students who work out of our San Luis Obispo facility are happy and productive in their education. It is a wonderful charter to homeschool and work with. Monart San Luis Obispo

  • (7 months ago)

    The principal and other school officials belittle parents talk about other students and are not above lying in order to achieve their self-serving goals. It's uncomfortable for any parent to hear from an enrichment provider that she's not being paid - for months and months at a time - or that their class space has not been renewed even after classes had resumed at the site.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is amazing .. My child has improve so much in the Little time she has been at this school... we are so happy and so proud...

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a one room school house in a rural area of Highway One in Big Sur Calif. The children are inspired by the teachers all who tend to be leaning towards science and are being taught to be aware of their ecological foot print. We live in nature with the Pacific Ocean as our front yard and the wilderness in our back yard. The students have their own organic garden and are very aware of where our natural resources come from not taking for granted that there is never ending resources. They are learning about conservation verses consumerism. This is a school of forward thinkers which makes me very pleased to think that they will be our future's leaders. Its a simple school yet rich in content. There is a lot of parent support and the money which is being offered to schools would help to continue and assure that this 'diamond in the rough' will continue on.

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