Principal's Message

SLO High School

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.

The school serves the communities of San Luis Obispo, Avila Beach, and the outlying farming and residential areas. The district is an open enrollment district, so students from Los Osos/Baywood Park and Morro Bay also attend the school. San Luis Obispo High School received full accreditation in 2012, and compares favorably to the top high schools in the state.

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. Students are on a trimester schedule, which allows them to take fifteen classes a year. As a reflection of community values that heavily emphasize the importance of education, approximately 85% of graduates matriculate to four-year colleges and universities or community colleges.

The mission of SLOHS is to provide all students with a comprehensive program that will enable them to function with integrity, confidence and competence as they encounter life’s challenges.

We believe all students can learn and that all students can be successful. We believe all students deserve equal access to quality education which develops a well-rounded person. We believe students need excellent role models and that learning is a life-long process.