Imperial Unified School District

219 N. E St.
Imperial, CA 92251
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

Imperial 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 2022-23 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 4,333 students in Imperial Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Imperial Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Imperial Unified School District are Imperial High School, T. L. Waggoner Elementary School and Frank M. Wright Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Imperial Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
6 Schools
10,296 Schools
# Students
4,333 Students
5,952,849 Students
# Teachers
177 Teachers
264,836 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

Imperial Unified School District, which is ranked #527 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 90-94% has decreased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#508 out of 1942 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Imperial Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Imperial 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)
60%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Imperial 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
90-94%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Imperial 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
0.24
0.63
# American Indian Students
2 Students
28,347 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
63 Students
702,454 Students
% Asian Students
1%
12%
# Hispanic Students
3,755 Students
3,303,290 Students
% Hispanic Students
87%
56%
# Black Students
42 Students
306,607 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
414 Students
1,290,657 Students
% White Students
10%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
25,750 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
55 Students
294,072 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
360
458,222
# Students in 1st Grade:
333
423,251
# Students in 2nd Grade:
313
429,440
# Students in 3rd Grade:
293
436,251
# Students in 4th Grade:
320
443,978
# Students in 5th Grade:
331
446,282
# Students in 6th Grade:
305
437,766
# Students in 7th Grade:
368
457,689
# Students in 8th Grade:
339
465,106
# Students in 9th Grade:
338
499,437
# Students in 10th Grade:
376
493,491
# Students in 11th Grade:
316
477,411
# Students in 12th Grade:
341
484,525
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,754 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,734. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,779 is less than the state median of $19,832. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$51 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Imperial 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)
$60 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Imperial 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
$11,754
$19,734
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Imperial 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
$13,779
$19,832
This chart display average spending per public school student in Imperial 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 Imperial Unified School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Imperial High School
Math: 36% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
517 W. Barioni Blvd.
Imperial, CA 92251
(760) 355-3220
Grades: 9-12
| 1,337 students
Rank: #22.
T. L. Waggoner Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
627 Joshua Tree St.
Imperial, CA 92251
(760) 355-3266
Grades: K-5
| 627 students
Rank: #33.
Frank M. Wright Middle School
Math: 41% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
885 N. Imperial Ave.
Imperial, CA 92251
(760) 355-3240
Grades: 6-8
| 1,012 students
Rank: #44.
Ben Hulse Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
303 S. D St.
Imperial, CA 92251
(760) 355-3210
Grades: K-5
| 785 students
Rank: n/an/a
Imperial Ave. Holbrook High School
Alternative School
517 W. Barioni Blvd.
Imperial, CA 92251
(760) 355-3220
Grades: 9-12
| 34 students
Rank: n/an/a
2462 Cross Rd.
Imperial, CA 92251
(760) 355-3250
Grades: K-5
| 538 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 6 schools
  • Grades: K-12
  • Enrollment: 4,333 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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