Central Unified School District

5652 W. Gettysburg Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722-3749
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%

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%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 25 public schools serving 15,723 students in Central Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, 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 24% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
25 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
15,723 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
648 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

Central Unified School District, which is ranked #761 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 83% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#820 out of 1200 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Central Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
34%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
49%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
83%
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 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.59
0.63
# American Indian Students
63 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
2,557 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
16%
12%
# Hispanic Students
9,583 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
61%
56%
# Black Students
1,292 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
8%
5%
# White Students
1,873 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
12%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
34 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
312 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
1,291
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,111
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,174
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,200
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,207
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,254
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,239
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,201
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,209
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,255
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,298
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,110
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,174
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,941 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,617 is less than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$251 MM
$116,387 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$261 MM
$107,188 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,941
$19,806
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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,617
$18,241
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 2020-21 school year data.

Best Central Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 51. - 5.
Central Online Home
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2280 N. Valentine Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-3140
Grades: K-12
| 577 students
Rank: #1 - 51. - 5.
Glacier Point Middle School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4055 N. Bryan Ave.
Fresno, CA 93723
(559) 276-3105
Grades: 7-8
| 853 students
Rank: #1 - 51. - 5.
Hanh Phan Tilley Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2280 N. Valentine Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 512-6912
Grades: K-6
| 616 students
Rank: #1 - 51. - 5.
Harvest Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6514 W. Gettysburg Ave.
Fresno, CA 93723
(559) 271-0420
Grades: K-6
| 864 students
Rank: #1 - 51. - 5.
Mckinley Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4444 W. Mckinley Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-5232
Grades: K-6
| 688 students
Rank: #6 - 106. - 10.
El Capitan Middle School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4443 W. Weldon Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-5270
Grades: 7-8
| 638 students
Rank: #6 - 106. - 10.
Herndon-barstow Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6265 N. Grantland Ave.
Fresno, CA 93723
(559) 276-5250
Grades: K-6
| 627 students
Rank: #6 - 106. - 10.
Rio Vista Middle School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6240 W. Palo Alto
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-3185
Grades: 7-8
| 773 students
Rank: #6 - 106. - 10.
River Bluff Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6150 W. Palo Alto
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-6001
Grades: K-6
| 723 students
Rank: #6 - 106. - 10.
William Saroyan Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5650 W. Escalon Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-3131
Grades: K-6
| 727 students
Rank: #1111.
Central East High School
Math: 20% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3535 N. Cornelia Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-0280
Grades: 9-12
| 2,352 students
Rank: #1212.
Central Unified Alternative/opportunity
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2698 N. Brawley
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-5230
Grades: K-12
| 255 students
Rank: #1313.
Pershing Continuation High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
855 W. Nielsen
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 268-2272
Grades: 9-12
| 86 students
Rank: n/an/a
4885 N. Biola Ave.
Fresno, CA 93723
(559) 276-5235
Grades: K-6
| 199 students
Rank: n/an/a
Central High School
2045 N. Dickenson Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-5276
Grades: 9-12
| 917 students
Rank: n/an/a
8905 W. Kearney Blvd.
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 276-5285
Grades: K-8
| 201 students
Rank: n/an/a
2195 N. Polk Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 274-9780
Grades: K-6
| 775 students
Rank: n/an/a
3550 N. Milburn Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-3141
Grades: K-6
| 661 students
Rank: n/an/a
4100 N. Grantland Ave.
Fresno, CA 93723
(559) 274-4700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,083 students
Rank: n/an/a
330 S. Brawley Ave.
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 276-5280
Grades: K-6
| 389 students
Rank: n/an/a
5455 W. Alluvial Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-3176
Grades: K-6
| 647 students
Rank: n/an/a
Pathway Community Day
Alternative School
11 S. Teilman
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 487-1201
Grades: 7-12
| 3 students
Rank: n/an/a
Pathway Elementary Community Day
Alternative School
21 S. Teilman
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 487-1201
Grades: K-6
| 1 students
Rank: n/an/a
2600 N. Garfield Ave.
Fresno, CA 93723
(559) 276-5257
Grades: K-6
| 454 students
Rank: n/an/a
4725 N. Polk Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-5260
Grades: K-6
| 614 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Central Unified School District?
Central Unified School District manages 25 public schools serving 15,723 students.
What is the rank of Central Unified School District?
Central Unified School District is ranked #761 out of 1,167 school districts in California (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Central Unified School District?
61% of Central Unified School District students are Hispanic, 16% of students are Asian, 12% of students are White, 8% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Central Unified School District?
Central Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.
What is Central Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $16,617 is less than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 25 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 15,723 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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