School Details

Pacific Beach High School

11950 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 596-4023

(out of 10)

Public Grades 11-12 54 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade


California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Luis Coastal Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pacific Beach High School is a public high school in San Luis Obispo. The principal of Pacific Beach High School is Chris Dowler, whose e-mail is 54 students attend Pacific Beach High School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 15% of the Pacific Beach High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 61% of the 54 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Pacific Beach High School is 17:1. Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 46% 69%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 2%
Hispanic 39% 21%
Unspecified 2% 0.7%
Asian 2% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 7350%
Filipino 0% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 29%
Limited English proficiency 15% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school really helped my son and I am hoping my grandson. My graduated with scholarships.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a continuation school with teachers who care about the students and help them succeed. It relieves the students from a lot of the usual social pressures.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. My child has excelled in her studies since becoming a student at Pacific Beach High school. She went from an 'F' average to 'A's' & 'B's'. She loves school now and can't wait to get there every day. I have never seen this interest in her before. I worried that she would not graduate but now I feel as though she may be able to graduate early!The teachers are wonderful and really take time to listen and help the students and the Principle and staff are great. They are helpful when I have questions and when I drop off and pick up my child the principle is always standing outside and waves to all of the parents & students.

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