Pismo Beach

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Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. It is part of the Five Cities Area, a cluster of cities in that area of San Luis Obispo County. The "Five Cities" is actually only three cities; Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, and Arroyo Grande. Oceano is a Community Service District and Shell Beach is part of Pismo Beach. (The portion of Arroyo Grande that is west of US 101, was originally a separate town called "Fair Oaks" and may have been counted in the original "Five Cities".)

The neighborhoods of Shell Beach and Sunset Palisades were originally the site of a Chumash village, and significant archeological sites are located in both areas. Shell Beach became agricultural land, mostly pea fields. Developer Floyd Calvert bought and developed the area in 1926. At first it was a local resort area; after World War II it became primarily residential. Sunset Palisades, originally called Oilport, was the site of an oil refinery from 1907 until after World War II. It is now residential.

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
4 Shell Beach Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4 Judkins Middle School 7th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A Coastal Christian School Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.