Central Unified School District

5652 W. Gettysburg Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722-3749
(District boundaries shown in map)
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 7 public middle schools serving 3,300 students in Central Unified School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public middle schools in California.
Public Middle Schools in Central Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the California public middle school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public middle school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
25 Schools
3,478 Schools
# Students
15,723 Students
1,875,212 Students
# Teachers
648 Teachers
87,766 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.
This School District
State Average (CA)
#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.
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.
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.
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:

0.59
0.64
# American Indian Students
63 Students
10,541 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
2,557 Students
199,355 Students
% Asian Students
16%
11%
# Hispanic Students
9,583 Students
1,021,136 Students
% Hispanic Students
61%
54%
# Black Students
1,292 Students
104,497 Students
% Black Students
8%
6%
# White Students
1,873 Students
425,910 Students
% White Students
12%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
34 Students
7,948 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
312 Students
103,260 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
1,291
83,361
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,111
74,656
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,174
77,033
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,200
77,239
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,207
80,324
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,254
86,020
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,239
291,274
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,201
434,675
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,209
455,560
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,255
55,052
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,298
52,041
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,110
51,590
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,174
56,387
# 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 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 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 Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
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 - 21. - 2.
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: #3 - 43. - 4.
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: #3 - 43. - 4.
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: #55.
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
| 3 students
Rank: #66.
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
| 201 students
Rank: #77.
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

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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%
  • : 83% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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