Berkeley Unified School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 9,779 students in Berkeley Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Berkeley Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 61% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 67% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Berkeley Unified School District are Jefferson Elementary School, Willard Middle School and Martin Luther King Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Berkeley Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Berkeley 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
17 Schools
10,233 Schools
# Students
9,779 Students
6,168,558 Students
# Teachers
487 Teachers
263,481 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
20:1

District Rank

Berkeley Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 988 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 88% has decreased from 89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#223 out of 1942 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Berkeley Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Berkeley 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)
67%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Berkeley 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
88%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Berkeley 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
0.75
0.64
# American Indian Students
15 Students
32,775 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
787 Students
716,889 Students
% Asian Students
8%
12%
# Hispanic Students
2,162 Students
3,350,293 Students
% Hispanic Students
22%
54%
# Black Students
1,459 Students
335,281 Students
% Black Students
15%
5%
# White Students
3,949 Students
1,429,452 Students
% White Students
41%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
19 Students
28,573 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
1,388 Students
271,340 Students
% of Two or more races Students
14%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
797
526,799
# Students in 1st Grade:
704
453,975
# Students in 2nd Grade:
728
451,494
# Students in 3rd Grade:
739
443,439
# Students in 4th Grade:
775
462,447
# Students in 5th Grade:
712
467,886
# Students in 6th Grade:
742
482,667
# Students in 7th Grade:
705
472,586
# Students in 8th Grade:
709
469,754
# Students in 9th Grade:
862
492,115
# Students in 10th Grade:
784
480,320
# Students in 11th Grade:
739
472,076
# Students in 12th Grade:
783
484,898
# Ungraded Students:
-
8,084

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $20,588 is higher than the state median of $15,969. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $18,537 is higher than the state median of $16,042. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$201 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Berkeley Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$181 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Berkeley Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$20,588
$15,969
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Berkeley Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$18,537
$16,042
This chart display average spending per public school student in Berkeley Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Berkeley Unified School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1400 Ada St.
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 644-6298
Grades: K-5
| 408 students
Rank: #22.
Willard Middle School
Math: 70% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2425 Stuart St.
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 644-6330
Grades: 6-8
| 634 students
Rank: #33.
Martin Luther King Middle School
Math: 70% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1781 Rose St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 644-6280
Grades: 6-8
| 1,024 students
Rank: #44.
Berkeley Arts Magnet At Whittier
Magnet School
Math: 70% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1645 Milvia St.
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 644-6225
Grades: K-5
| 442 students
Rank: #55.
Emerson Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2800 Forest Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 644-6890
Grades: K-5
| 320 students
Rank: #66.
Rosa Parks Environmental Science Magnet
Math: 69% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
920 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 644-8812
Grades: K-5
| 445 students
Rank: #77.
Berkeley High School
Math: 52% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
1980 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-6120
Grades: 9-12
| 3,117 students
Rank: #88.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2300 Mlk Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-6310
Grades: K-5
| 500 students
Rank: #99.
Malcolm X Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1731 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 644-6313
Grades: K-5
| 551 students
Rank: #1010.
Cragmont Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
830 Regal Rd.
Berkeley, CA 94708
(510) 644-8810
Grades: K-5
| 399 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
John Muir Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2955 Claremont Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 644-6410
Grades: K-5
| 296 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Oxford Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1130 Oxford St.
Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 644-6300
Grades: K-5
| 290 students
Rank: #1313.
Leconte Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2241 Russell St.
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 644-6290
Grades: K-5
| 381 students
Rank: #1414.
Thousand Oaks Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
840 Colusa Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 644-6368
Grades: K-5
| 423 students
Rank: #1515.
Longfellow Arts And Technology Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 36% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 Derby St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 644-6360
Grades: 6-8
| 498 students
2134 Mlk Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-6120
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Berkeley Technology Academy
Alternative School
2701 Mlk Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-6159
Grades: 10-12
| 51 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 9,779 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.75

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