Ceres Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 26 public schools serving 14,687 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 24% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Ceres Unified School District are Whitmore Charter High School, Patricia Kay Beaver Elementary School and Whitmore Charter School Of Art & Technology. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Ceres Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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%)

Overview

School District Name
Ceres 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
26 Schools
10,331 Schools
# Students
14,687 Students
6,193,432 Students
# Teachers
622 Teachers
264,585 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

Ceres Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 989 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 87% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#1395 out of 1942 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Ceres Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
40%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
51%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
87%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Ceres 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
0.40
0.64
# American Indian Students
59 Students
32,922 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
820 Students
718,704 Students
% Asian Students
6%
12%
# Hispanic Students
11,224 Students
3,364,037 Students
% Hispanic Students
76%
54%
# Black Students
267 Students
337,146 Students
% Black Students
2%
5%
# White Students
2,065 Students
1,436,430 Students
% White Students
14%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
108 Students
28,735 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
1%
# Two or more races Students
144 Students
272,786 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
1,328
530,118
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,131
456,635
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,173
454,067
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,131
445,793
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,159
464,993
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,182
470,389
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,136
484,412
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,142
474,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,064
471,620
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,107
492,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,063
481,188
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,023
473,097
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,031
485,902
# Ungraded Students:
17
8,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,345 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,033. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,657 is less than the state median of $16,124. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$196 MM
$29 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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$186 MM
$29 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 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,345
$16,033
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Ceres 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
$12,657
$16,124
This chart display average spending per public school student in Ceres 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 Ceres Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Whitmore Charter High School
Charter School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3435 Don Pedro Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1617
Grades: 9-12
| 156 students
Rank: #22.
Patricia Kay Beaver Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4927 Central Ave.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1500
Grades: K-8
| 344 students
Rank: #33.
Whitmore Charter School Of Art & Technology
Charter School
Math: 35% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3435 Don Pedro Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1610
Grades: K-8
| 426 students
Rank: #44.
La Rosa Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2800 E.gate Blvd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1660
Grades: K-6
| 635 students
Rank: #55.
Sinclear Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1211 Hackett Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1680
Grades: K-6
| 685 students
Rank: #66.
Ceres High School
Math: 25% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2320 Central Ave.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1920
Grades: 9-12
| 1,732 students
Rank: #77.
Virginia Parks Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1021 Moffett Rd.
Modesto, CA 95351
(209) 556-1670
Grades: K-6
| 691 students
Rank: #88.
Central Valley High School
Math: 20% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4033 Central Ave.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1900
Grades: 9-12
| 1,976 students
Rank: #99.
Lucas Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3500 Rose Ave.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1500
Grades: K-6
| 569 students
Rank: #1010.
Samuel Vaughn Elementary School
Math: 30% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
3618 Helen Perry Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1690
Grades: K-6
| 637 students
Rank: #1111.
Westport Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5218 S. Carpenter
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1700
Grades: K-6
| 438 students
Rank: #1212.
M. Robert Adkison Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1824 Nadine Ave.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1600
Grades: K-6
| 688 students
Rank: #1313.
Joel J. Hidahl Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2351 E. Redwood Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1650
Grades: K-6
| 463 students
Rank: #1414.
Mae Hensley Junior High School
Math: 21% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1806 Moffet Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1820
Grades: 7-8
| 734 students
Rank: #1515.
Cesar Chavez Junior High School
Math: 18% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2701 E.gate Blvd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1830
Grades: 7-8
| 660 students
Rank: #1616.
Walter White Elementary School
Math: 18% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2904 Sixth St.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1710
Grades: K-6
| 588 students
Rank: #1717.
Blaker-kinser Junior High School
Math: 13% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1601 Kinser Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1810
Grades: 7-8
| 671 students
Rank: #1818.
Endeavor Alternative
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2555 Lawrence St.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1805
Grades: K-12
| 167 students
Rank: #1919.
Carroll Fowler Elementary School
Math: 15% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2611 Garrison St.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1640
Grades: K-6
| 677 students
Rank: #2020.
Don Pedro Elementary School
Math: 16% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2300 Don Pedro Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1630
Grades: K-6
| 538 students
Rank: #2121.
Caswell Elementary School
Math: 12% | Reading: 12%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1800 N. Central Ave.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1620
Grades: K-6
| 564 students
Rank: #2222.
Argus High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2555 Lawrence St.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1800
Grades: 9-12
| 210 students
Aspire Summit Charter Academy
Charter School
2036 E. Hatch Rd.
Oakland, CA 94606
(209) 538-8082
Grades: K-5
| 430 students
2004 Evans Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 537-4505
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Ceres Special Education
Special Education School
2503 Lawrence St.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1500
Grades: K-12
| 1 students
3435 Don Pedro Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 556-1610
Grades: K-12
| 7 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 14,687 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.40

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