San Luis Obispo High School

1499 San Luis Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 596-4040
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1446 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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.
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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.
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California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

San Luis Obispo High School is a public high school in Avila Beach. The principal of San Luis Obispo High School is Leslie O'Connor, whose e-mail is loconnor@slcusd.org. 1,446 students attend San Luis Obispo High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Multiracial. 10% of the San Luis Obispo High School students have "limited English proficiency." 25% of the 1,446 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at San Luis Obispo High School is 19:1. Peep - De'Groot - Prepare School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 66% 69%
Asian 5% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 22% 21%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Unspecified 2% 0.7%
Filipino 0.6% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.07% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 29%
Limited English proficiency 10% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Don't believe the bottom posts of one * (submitted from the same parent). My suggestion is teach your child to defend themselves - we once knew how in this country mine do. However do get more specific SLO is the High School most all parents search frantically for however never lucky enough to find. Both my boys prospered well from the learning set achieved while attending here. The school is led by a confident and accomplished Principal who always has the kids and schools best interest in the forefront. He is a tireless administrator who not only tried his very best he succeeds! Because of the Principals leadership combined with a first-rate teaching faculty there is no California public High School I would have rather my boys attended (sums it up). In closing one is now attending Cal poly s Engineering school and the other Stanford studying to be an attorney (not sure what I did wrong there ;)

  • (2 years ago)

    The principal doesn't care about students he is more concerned with his career and looking good on paper and in public as most of the staff in the School District. They are like career politicians that swing in and out of the District consume the six figure salaries and leave.

  • (4 years ago)

    this school was a nightmare! Not safe for your kids bullies etc. I made the principal aware of this and he denied and ignored situation. I worked in the shcools and heard this from others. the good thing there is an option for Templeton Independent study....my child went to college early. Only if parents knew what goes on in that school. One of the teachers made incriminating judgemental comments regarding my child I wanted to sue the school . This was not just my experience. note the comment the counselor works closely with my child....probably because they have severe problems! My child is doing great in college now 3.8 gpa

  • (6 years ago)

    The school has the AP classes for motivated students but otherwise it seems that mediocrity rules the day. There is even an unhealthy atmosphere among the high achieving students in terms of competition. Bright students will pad their class schedule with easy classes to maintain a high GPA rather than challenge themselves. Too many parents are clueless as to what's going on with their own kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    My Son attends this school. It is a wonderful school. Counselors work closely with the students and return your calls immediately. They have online access with updated grades daily class assignments that are due and turned in are posted in the evening so no surprises. Good choice of electives as well to keep kids with a wide range of likes interested.

  • (7 years ago)

    SLOHS doenst care about student needs they only care about how they look good and not the students. SLOHS needs to be a better school and care about the students and what they need not what the high school needs and how they look good not the students.

  • (7 years ago)

    I hate that school they dont care about individual student needs. They dont care if u pass or fail and if ur doing good thats the only time they pay attention and aknowldege you.

  • (7 years ago)

    I go to SLOHS and I have to admit that it is an excellent environment for kids to be in. There are a lot of electives sports extracurricular activities and more for students to be involved in. However the teachers (however well intentioned) simply are not adequate to be teaching certain classes) and I feel wholly unprepared for AP and SAT II tests (despite the fact that I have excelled in those classes). For the hardworking ambitious student SLOHS is perhaps not the best place to be. For average students however I highly recommend it.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers are very good. The courses are challenging. My daughter transferred in from a private school and she is not bored. There is plenty of support for highly motivated kids that want to excel and get into a good college.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter who is not always the easiest to work with got patient one on one instruction from caring competent teachers. They gave and gave way more than they had to.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent ED program. Professional and well equiped staff.

  • (12 years ago)

    I am very happy with SLO High. When we transferred our 9th grade daughter here from another school that was experiencing major problems the head of the math department met with her to decide where to place her. His recommendation - AP (where she normally should be). His comment to us 'We can rebuild her confidence'. Since then our daughter has regained her confidence and is excelling once again.

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