Imperial Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 4,149 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 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

School District Name
Imperial Unified School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
5 Schools
10,331 Schools
# Students
4,149 Students
6,193,432 Students
# Teachers
177 Teachers
264,585 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1

District Rank

Imperial Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 30% 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 90-94% has decreased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 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
0.28
0.64
# American Indian Students
8 Students
32,922 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
56 Students
718,704 Students
% Asian Students
2%
12%
# Hispanic Students
3,488 Students
3,364,037 Students
% Hispanic Students
84%
54%
# Black Students
39 Students
337,146 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
512 Students
1,436,430 Students
% White Students
12%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
28,735 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
45 Students
272,786 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
357
530,118
# Students in 1st Grade:
300
456,635
# Students in 2nd Grade:
287
454,067
# Students in 3rd Grade:
291
445,793
# Students in 4th Grade:
331
464,993
# Students in 5th Grade:
309
470,389
# Students in 6th Grade:
313
484,412
# Students in 7th Grade:
358
474,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
308
471,620
# Students in 9th Grade:
399
492,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
322
481,188
# Students in 11th Grade:
312
473,097
# Students in 12th Grade:
262
485,902
# Ungraded Students:
-
8,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,275 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 $14,390 is less than the state median of $16,124. The school district spending/student has grown by 28% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$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 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,275
$16,033
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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,390
$16,124
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 2017-18 school year data.

Best Imperial Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

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
| 1,249 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
| 866 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
| 979 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
| 1,009 students
Imperial Ave. Holbrook High School
Alternative School
322 N. Imperial Ave.
Imperial, CA 92251
(760) 355-3207
Grades: 9-12
| 46 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 4,149 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.28

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