Ceres Unified School District

2503 Lawrence St.
Ceres, CA 95307-3301
(District boundaries shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Ceres 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 24 public schools serving 14,137 students in Ceres Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Ceres Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 17% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
24 Schools
10,378 Schools
# Students
14,137 Students
5,877,829 Students
# Teachers
617 Teachers
267,754 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1

District Rank

Ceres Unified School District, which is ranked #1396 of all 1,939 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 86% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (CA)
#1387 out of 1941 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Ceres Unified  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
17%
33%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ceres 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 2021-22 school year data.
34%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ceres 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 2021-22 school year data.
15%
29%
92%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Ceres Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.34
0.63
# American Indian Students
56 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
748 Students
696,650 Students
% Asian Students
5%
12%
# Hispanic Students
11,332 Students
3,281,593 Students
% Hispanic Students
80%
56%
# Black Students
201 Students
296,698 Students
% Black Students
2%
5%
# White Students
1,604 Students
1,235,110 Students
% White Students
11%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
96 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
100 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
1,129
469,575
# Students in 1st Grade:
984
408,278
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,062
421,129
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,030
426,453
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,049
432,771
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,036
440,675
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,110
440,627
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,088
434,997
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,112
455,821
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,139
484,176
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,191
494,854
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,099
478,576
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,108
489,879
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,075 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,801. The school district revenue/student has grown by 21% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,404 is less than the state median of $18,236. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$241 MM
$116,387 MM
This chart display total revenue of Ceres 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
$218 MM
$107,188 MM
This chart display total spending of Ceres 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
$17,075
$19,801
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Ceres 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
$15,404
$18,236
This chart display average spending per public school student in Ceres 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 Ceres Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Whitmore Charter High School
Charter School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3435 Don Pedro Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1617
Grades: 9-12
| 112 students
Rank: #22.
La Rosa Elementary School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2800 E.gate Blvd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1660
Grades: K-6
| 611 students
Rank: #33.
Whitmore Charter School Of Art & Technology
Charter School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3435 Don Pedro Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1610
Grades: K-8
| 419 students
Rank: #44.
Central Valley High School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4033 Central Ave.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1900
Grades: 9-12
| 2,260 students
Rank: #55.
Sinclear Elementary School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1211 Hackett Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1680
Grades: K-6
| 635 students
Rank: #66.
Patricia Kay Beaver Elementary School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4927 Central Ave.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1500
Grades: K-8
| 607 students
Rank: #77.
Virginia Parks Elementary School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1021 Moffett Rd.
Modesto, CA 95351
(209) 556-1670
Grades: K-6
| 645 students
Rank: #88.
Lucas Elementary School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3500 Rose Ave.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1500
Grades: K-6
| 651 students
Rank: #99.
Samuel Vaughn Elementary School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3618 Helen Perry Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1690
Grades: K-6
| 580 students
Rank: #1010.
Mae Hensley Junior High School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1806 Moffet Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1820
Grades: 7-8
| 680 students
Rank: #1111.
Ceres High School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2320 Central Ave.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1920
Grades: 9-12
| 1,807 students
Rank: #1212.
M. Robert Adkison Elementary School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1824 Nadine Ave.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1600
Grades: K-6
| 641 students
Rank: #1313.
Joel J. Hidahl Elementary School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2351 E. Redwood Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1650
Grades: K-6
| 428 students
Rank: #1414.
Caswell Elementary School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 N. Central Ave.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1620
Grades: K-6
| 601 students
Rank: #1515.
Blaker-kinser Junior High School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1601 Kinser Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1810
Grades: 7-8
| 643 students
Rank: #1616.
Cesar Chavez Junior High School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2701 E.gate Blvd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1830
Grades: 7-8
| 640 students
Rank: #1717.
Westport Elementary School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5218 S. Carpenter
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1700
Grades: K-6
| 390 students
Rank: #1818.
Walter White Elementary School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2904 Sixth St.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1710
Grades: K-6
| 390 students
Rank: #1919.
Carroll Fowler Elementary School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2611 Garrison St.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1640
Grades: K-6
| 559 students
Rank: #2020.
Don Pedro Elementary School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 20%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2300 Don Pedro Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1630
Grades: K-6
| 480 students
Rank: #2121.
Argus High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2555 Lawrence St.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1800
Grades: 9-12
| 182 students
Rank: #2222.
Endeavor Alternative
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2555 Lawrence St.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1805
Grades: K-12
| 149 students
Rank: n/an/a
2004 Evans Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 537-4505
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Ceres Special Education
Special Education School
2503 Lawrence St.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1500
Grades: K-12
| 27 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Ceres Unified School District?
Ceres Unified School District manages 24 public schools serving 14,137 students.
What is the rank of Ceres Unified School District?
Ceres Unified School District is ranked #1396 out of 1,939 school districts in California (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 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 Ceres Unified School District?
80% of Ceres Unified School District students are Hispanic, 11% of students are White, 5% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Ceres Unified School District?
Ceres Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 23:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.
What is Ceres Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $15,404 is less than the state median of $18,236. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 24 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 14,137 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • : 92% (Top 30% in CA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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