Barstow Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 12 public schools serving 6,223 students in Barstow Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Barstow Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 18% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 29% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Barstow Unified School District are Challenges Community Day, Barstow Stem Academy and Skyline North Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Barstow Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Barstow Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Barstow Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
12 Schools
10,331 Schools
# Students
6,223 Students
6,193,432 Students
# Teachers
246 Teachers
264,585 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
25:1

District Rank

Barstow Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 989 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 89% has increased from 74% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#1695 out of 1942 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Barstow Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Barstow Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Barstow Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
89%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Barstow Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.66
0.64
# American Indian Students
66 Students
32,922 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
77 Students
718,704 Students
% Asian Students
1%
12%
# Hispanic Students
3,204 Students
3,364,037 Students
% Hispanic Students
52%
54%
# Black Students
1,196 Students
337,146 Students
% Black Students
19%
5%
# White Students
1,268 Students
1,436,430 Students
% White Students
20%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
71 Students
28,735 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
1%
# Two or more races Students
341 Students
272,786 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
624
530,118
# Students in 1st Grade:
555
456,635
# Students in 2nd Grade:
546
454,067
# Students in 3rd Grade:
548
445,793
# Students in 4th Grade:
528
464,993
# Students in 5th Grade:
484
470,389
# Students in 6th Grade:
524
484,412
# Students in 7th Grade:
468
474,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
427
471,620
# Students in 9th Grade:
411
492,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
360
481,188
# Students in 11th Grade:
371
473,097
# Students in 12th Grade:
377
485,902
# Ungraded Students:
-
8,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,590 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,053. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,265 is less than the state median of $14,597. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$85 MM
$28 MM
This chart display total revenue of Barstow Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$70 MM
$27 MM
This chart display total spending of Barstow Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,590
$15,053
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Barstow Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,265
$14,597
This chart display average spending per public school student in Barstow Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Barstow Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Challenges Community Day
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
34374 Ash Rd.
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 253-2048
Grades: K-6
| 5 students
Rank: #22.
Barstow Stem Academy
Magnet School
Math: 35% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
310 Mountain View
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 255-6150
Grades: 5-8
| 401 students
Rank: #33.
Skyline North Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
36968 Camarillo Ave.
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 255-6090
Grades: K-6
| 383 students
Rank: #44.
Barstow High School
Math: 16% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
430 S. First Ave.
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 255-6105
Grades: 9-12
| 1,378 students
Rank: #55.
Henderson Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
400 S. Ave. E
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 255-6250
Grades: K-6
| 696 students
Rank: #66.
Cameron Elementary School
Math: 19% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
801 Muriel Dr.
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 255-6260
Grades: K-6
| 668 students
Rank: #77.
Barstow Junior High School
Math: 10% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Armory Rd.
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 255-6204
Grades: 7-8
| 693 students
Rank: #88.
Lenwood Elementary School
Math: 11% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
34374 Ash Rd.
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 253-7713
Grades: K-6
| 502 students
Rank: #99.
Montara Elementary School
Math: 13% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
700 Montara Rd.
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 252-5150
Grades: K-6
| 682 students
Rank: #1010.
Central High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
405 N. Second Ave.
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 255-6063
Grades: 9-12
| 134 students
Rank: #1111.
Crestline Elementary School
Math: 5% | Reading: 10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2020 Monterey
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 252-5121
Grades: K-6
| 671 students
Busd School Of Opportunity
Alternative School
405 N. Second Ave.
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 255-6028
Grades: 7-12
| 10 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 6,223 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.66

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