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San Luis Coastal Unified School District

Established: 1895

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

San Luis Coastal Unified School District has schools located in the coastal foothills of central California and right along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the schools excellent locations, they also offer impressive academics, such as 20 AP Courses
to choose from. Schools in the San Luis Coastal Unified School District are recognized as one of “America’s Best High Schools” by Newsweek, a California Distinguished School, and a National Blue Ribbon School.

The district has a variety of facilities for students to use, including athletic fields, an auto shop, a pool, and a gymnasium. The schools also have newly renovated classrooms with LED lighting and a brand new science wing on one of the schools.

With a variety of sports throughout fall, winter, and spring, there are a number of different teams that students can join. In particular, one of the high schools has a traditionally strong cross country program, with both teams winning numerous league and state championships throughout the years.
There are plenty of arts opportunities for students, both fine arts and performing arts. Some unique offerings include ceramics, digital photography, and television and video

San Luis Obispo is located along the central coast of California. Known worldwide for its natural beauty, it’s less than four hours from both Los Angeles and San Francisco. The city’s downtown area offers plenty of shopping, movie theaters, restaurants, and cafes.


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Famous Alumni

For San Luis Obispo High School:

Jay Asher - Author of Thirteen Reasons Why;
Chris Pontius - Actor;
Jeff Powers - Olympic silver medalist, water polo;
The Revels - Surf rock band;
Gilbert H. Stork - President of Cuesta College;
Townsend Bell - Racing driver, currently competing in the IndyCar Series

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 30 acres Campus Size
  • 1% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
SAT Average
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
French Immersion
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Water Polo, Wrestling
Art, Art History, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Studio Art - 3D Design, Theater
Band, Choir, Jazz Band
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Programming, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics 1, Physics C: Mechanics, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History
French, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Agricultural Programs, Ballroom Dancing, Ballroom Dancing, Ballroom Dancing, Industrial Arts Competitions, Mock Trial, Music Performing Ensembles, Newspaper Club, Special Olympics Support, Surf Club
Accepting Students in Grades
10, 11, 12
Ages Accepted
ELTiS Minimum
TOEFL Minimum
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Restrictions on semester students. Students must be age 15-18 on August 1; All enrollment paperwork for school year must be completed by July 15, no exceptions; Students must have 2 doses varicella is given on or after 13th birthday; *Students wishing to play varsity sports MUST make this desire clear on application. Additional paperwork must be completed by school in order for student to play varsity sports. Seniors cannot play JV". School will start reviewing applications in April. All students are able to try out for a sports team. Varsity level sports will likely require a sit out period determined by the Athletic Association for the state (CIF). JV level sports do not require a sit out period. Morro Bay High School operates on a semester schedule; San Luis High School operates on trimester schedule. Both schools have the same year start and end dates. Semester offered in Fall only at Morro Bay High School

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