Arroyo Grande

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Arroyo Grande is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. In 1862, the San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors established the township of Arroyo Grande. Businesses developed along a road called Branch Street to serve local agriculture. A railroad depot was built in 1882. The city of Arroyo Grande was incorporated on July 10, 1911.

Arroyo Grande experienced rapid growth in the 1970s and 1980s, partially due to the expansion of the wastewater treatment plant, under an EPA Clean Water Grant, that removed a growth constraint. This federal grant program required preparation of an Environmental Impact Report, which provided much of the initial environmental database for Arroyo Grande. Arroyo Grande is located in a coastal ecosystem within the California floristic province, and the native habitats include coast live oak woodland, central coastal scrub, willow and mixed riparian along Arroyo Grande Creek and numerous tributaries, native bunch-grass grassland, coastal prairie, dunes and intertidal zone, and non-native and agricultural areas.

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4 Harloe Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4 Branch Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4 Ocean View Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
3 Mesa Middle School 7th Grade - 8th Grade Public
3 Paulding Middle School 7th Grade - 8th Grade Public
3 Arroyo Grande High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
4 Central Coast New Tech High School 9th Grade - 11th Grade Public
1 Lopez Continuation High School 10th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Arroyo Grande Montessori School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Valley View Adventist Academy Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A St. Patrick Parochial Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
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