San Luis Obispo High School

  • Approximately 85% of graduates go on to four-year colleges and universities or community colleges
  • SLO High School is nationally recognized for achievement in agricultural activities through FFA and in automobile mechanics
  • Average teaching experience of SLOHS teachers is 11 years
  • Student-teacher ratio is 22:1

San Luis Obispo High School, which opened in 1895, is one of three high schools in the San Luis Coastal Unified School District. The SLOHS campus is located on the east side of San Luis Obispo, nestled against the coastal foothills, providing a sweeping view of the city from the upper campus.

In studying at SLOHS, students are prepared to explore their career goals, whether their plan is to attend college or join the workforce after high school. SLOHS provides six curricular pathways to meet the needs of all students.

The mission of SLOHS is to engage all students in a challenging and comprehensive educational program that will empower them to succeed with integrity and competence in an ever changing world.

  • San Luis Obispo High School is on a trimester schedule. In this system, the school year is divided into three 13-week trimesters. Students take 5 classes a day, and each class lasts 70 minutes.
  • AP courses offered
    • Art History
    • Calculus AB
    • Calculus BC
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Science Principals
    • Physics
    • English Language
    • English Literature
    • Latin
    • Spanish
    • Statistics
    • European History
    • US History
    • Government and Politics
    • Macroeconomics
    • Microeconomics

SLOHS athletes have distinguished themselves and brought recognition to the school for many years. The school, the community, the parents and the athlete will be judged on the way he or she conducts himself or herself both on and off the field of play. Much will be demanded of the athlete, but the rewards as a team and as an individual will be great. SLOHS athletes compete in the CIF Southern Section.

SLOHS has multiple JV, Varsity, and boys and girls teams for most of the sports listed below:

  • Football
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Track and Field
  • Cheer

SLOHS also offers a wide range of music, arts, and theater classes:

  • Guitar
  • Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Choir
  • Drawing
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Television and Video Production
  • Theatre

The school also currently hosts 38 clubs, including:

  • Latin Club
  • Harvard Model Congress
  • Mock Trial
  • ASB
  • Key Club
  • International Club
  • Robotics
  • National Honors Society
  • Technology Club


1499 San Luis Drive San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

School Details

AP/Honors Courses:17 AP / various Honors
Sports Team:13 individual sports

SAT Average Scores

Critical Reading:572
School Type:Public co-ed