Lucia Mar Unified School District

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Lucia Mar Unified School District
602 Orchard Street
Arroyo Grande
, California, 93420
United States
District information
NCES District ID0623080 [1]
Students and staff
Students9,921 (2020–2021)[1]
Teachers502.56 (FTE)[1]
Staff553.4 (FTE)[1]
Student–teacher ratio19.74:1[1]
Other information

The Lucia Mar Unified School District (LMUSD) is the largest school district in San Luis Obispo County, with about 10,700 students. It covers 550 square miles (1,400 km2) at the southern end of the county, from Shell Beach (at the north end of Pismo Beach) to the county line at the Santa Maria River. This territory encompasses the communities of Shell Beach, Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, Oceano, Halcyon, and Nipomo.

School changes[edit]

Central Coast New Tech High School opened in 2012 with a freshman class. The school added a freshman class each year, reaching all four classes in the 2015–2016 school year. Two new schools have been built in Nipomo: Nipomo High School in 2002, and Dorothea Lange Elementary in 2006. A few years earlier, Lopez Continuation High School moved to a new campus on the Nipomo Mesa. And Arroyo Grande High School underwent a major renovation with new Career Technical Education buildings and facilities, including a new pool, tennis courts and multi-purpose room. The 'Clark Center For The Performing Arts' opened on the Arroyo Grande High School campus in 2002. It is used by all the schools in the district and the community. A new gym was built for Mesa Middle School and a multi-purpose room with covered eating area was constructed at Paulding Middle School.


High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Judkins Middle School
  • Paulding Middle School
  • Mesa Middle School

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Branch Elementary School, K-6, California Distinguished School
  • Dana Elementary School, TK-6
  • Dorothea Lange Elementary School, TK-6
  • Fairgrove Elementary School, TK-6, California Distinguished School
  • Grover Beach Elementary School, TK-6 International Baccalaureate World School
  • Grover Heights Elementary School, TK-6
  • Harloe Elementary School, K-6, opened September 1955, California Distinguished School
  • Nipomo Elementary, TK-6
  • Ocean View Elementary School, TK-6, California Distinguished School and National Blue Ribbon School
  • Oceano Elementary School, TK-6
  • Shell Beach Elementary School, TK-6

Independent Study School[edit]

  • Pacific View Academy, K-12


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Lucia Mar Unified". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 2022-03-05.

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