Central Unified School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 23 public schools serving 15,737 students in Central Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Central Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Central Unified School District are River Bluff Elementary School, Norman Liddell Elementary School and Herndon-barstow Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Central Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Central Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
23 Schools
10,294 Schools
# Students
15,737 Students
5,952,381 Students
# Teachers
663 Teachers
264,811 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

Central Unified School District, which is ranked #1035 of all 1,873 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 86% has increased from 81% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#1043 out of 1942 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Central Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Central 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)
45%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Central 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
86%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Central 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
0.59
0.63
# American Indian Students
67 Students
28,351 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
2,504 Students
702,409 Students
% Asian Students
16%
12%
# Hispanic Students
9,558 Students
3,303,374 Students
% Hispanic Students
61%
56%
# Black Students
1,317 Students
306,585 Students
% Black Students
8%
5%
# White Students
1,991 Students
1,290,217 Students
% White Students
13%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
30 Students
25,751 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
268 Students
294,102 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
1,244
458,150
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,169
423,156
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,227
429,338
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,214
436,138
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,249
443,865
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,232
446,171
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,173
437,696
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,205
457,616
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,267
465,035
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,339
499,550
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,164
493,565
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,121
477,486
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,133
484,615
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,223 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,522. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,699 is less than the state median of $19,618. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$208 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Central Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$216 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Central Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,223
$19,522
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Central Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,699
$19,618
This chart display average spending per public school student in Central Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Central Unified School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
River Bluff Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6150 W. Palo Alto
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-6001
Grades: K-6
| 754 students
Rank: #22.
Norman Liddell Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5455 W. Alluvial Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-3176
Grades: K-6
| 656 students
Rank: #33.
Herndon-barstow Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6265 N. Grantland Ave.
Fresno, CA 93723
(559) 276-5250
Grades: K-6
| 644 students
Rank: #44.
William Saroyan Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5650 W. Escalon Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-3131
Grades: K-6
| 714 students
Rank: #55.
James K. Polk Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2195 N. Polk Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 274-9780
Grades: K-6
| 793 students
Rank: #66.
Rio Vista Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6240 W. Palo Alto
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-3185
Grades: 7-8
| 813 students
Rank: #77.
Pathway Community Day
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11 S. Teilman
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 487-1201
Grades: 7-12
| 1 students
Rank: #88.
Mckinley Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4444 W. Mckinley Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-5232
Grades: K-6
| 747 students
Rank: #99.
Harvest Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6514 W. Gettysburg Ave.
Fresno, CA 93723
(559) 271-0420
Grades: K-6
| 805 students
Rank: #1010.
Houghton-kearney Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8905 W. Kearney Blvd.
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 276-5285
Grades: K-8
| 203 students
Rank: #1111.
Madison Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
330 S. Brawley Ave.
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 276-5280
Grades: K-6
| 460 students
Rank: #1212.
Biola-pershing Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4885 N. Biola Ave.
Fresno, CA 93723
(559) 276-5235
Grades: K-6
| 211 students
Rank: #1313.
Central East High School
Math: 15% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3535 N. Cornelia Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-0280
Grades: 9-12
| 4,420 students
Rank: #1414.
John Steinbeck Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3550 N. Milburn Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-3141
Grades: K-6
| 682 students
Rank: #1515.
El Capitan Middle School
Math: 24% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4443 W. Weldon Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-5270
Grades: 7-8
| 697 students
Rank: #1616.
Roosevelt Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2600 N. Garfield Ave.
Fresno, CA 93723
(559) 276-5257
Grades: K-6
| 466 students
Rank: #1717.
Hanh Phan Tilley Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2280 N. Valentine Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 512-6912
Grades: K-6
| 667 students
Rank: #1818.
Teague Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4725 N. Polk Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-5260
Grades: K-6
| 648 students
Rank: #1919.
Glacier Point Middle School
Math: 17% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4055 N. Bryan Ave.
Fresno, CA 93723
(559) 276-3105
Grades: 7-8
| 878 students
Rank: #2020.
Central Unified Alternative/opportunity
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2698 N. Brawley
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-5230
Grades: K-12
| 226 students
Rank: #2121.
Pershing Continuation High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
855 W. Nielsen
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 268-2272
Grades: 9-12
| 86 students
Rank: n/an/a
Central Online Home
Alternative School
5652 W. Gettysburg Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-3140
Grades: K-12
| 160 students
Rank: n/an/a
Pathway Elementary Community Day
Alternative School
21 S. Teilman
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 487-1201
Grades: K-6
| 6 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Central Unified School District
  • 5652 W. Gettysburg Ave., Fresno, CA, 93722-3749
  • (559) 274-4700
  • centralunified.org
  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 15,737 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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