skip to main content
CAHSEE Perfect Scores back button

A perfect score is worth recognizing.

About 90 hardworking Santa Maria Joint Union High School District students will be honored
Wednesday (September 10) for “perfect” scores on a state academic examination during the school
board meeting. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. inside the cafeteria at Santa Maria High School, 901
South Broadway.

The special SMJUHSD certificates are for 10th to 12th-grade students from Ernest Righetti, Santa
Maria and Pioneer Valley high schools. The students dominated the California High School Exit
Examination. The scores, which were achieved in English and Math, help determine the district’s
state ranking and are required for graduation.

Assistant Superintendent of Instruction John Davis described the test scores as
“outstanding” achievements.

“We celebrate their exceptional degree of focus and attention to this important exam,’’ Davis said.

During last year’s ceremony, more than 200 parents, relatives, friends, staff and board
members cheered the young scholars on.

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: The Santa Maria Joint Union High School District is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. The SMJUHSD does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, ethnic group identifications, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital, family or parental status, medical condition, military or veteran status, nationality, national origin, immigration status, political affiliation, pregnancy and related conditions, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively. Not all bases of discrimination will apply to both education services and employment. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, immediately contact the District’s Discrimination, Equity and Title IX Compliance Officer Mr. Kevin R. Platt at 2560 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93455, (805) 922-4573 or You may request a copy of SMJUHSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures, Non-Discrimination Policies, Sexual Harassment Policies or click here.