Lake Tahoe Unified School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 3,724 students in Lake Tahoe Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Lake Tahoe Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Lake Tahoe Unified School District are Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet, Sierra House Elementary School and South Tahoe High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Lake Tahoe Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Lake Tahoe 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
Lake Tahoe Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
8 Schools
10,294 Schools
# Students
3,724 Students
5,952,381 Students
# Teachers
181 Teachers
264,811 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1

District Rank

Lake Tahoe Unified School District, which is ranked #1066 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 87% has increased from 84% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#1087 out of 1942 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Lake Tahoe Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lake Tahoe 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)
43%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lake Tahoe 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 Lake Tahoe 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
0.59
0.63
# American Indian Students
10 Students
28,351 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
169 Students
702,409 Students
% Asian Students
5%
12%
# Hispanic Students
1,656 Students
3,303,374 Students
% Hispanic Students
45%
56%
# Black Students
14 Students
306,585 Students
% Black Students
n/a
5%
# White Students
1,720 Students
1,290,217 Students
% White Students
46%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
7 Students
25,751 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
146 Students
294,102 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
312
458,150
# Students in 1st Grade:
275
423,156
# Students in 2nd Grade:
251
429,338
# Students in 3rd Grade:
243
436,138
# Students in 4th Grade:
268
443,865
# Students in 5th Grade:
283
446,171
# Students in 6th Grade:
286
437,696
# Students in 7th Grade:
303
457,616
# Students in 8th Grade:
304
465,035
# Students in 9th Grade:
303
499,550
# Students in 10th Grade:
321
493,565
# Students in 11th Grade:
305
477,486
# Students in 12th Grade:
270
484,615
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,565 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,522. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,980 is less than the state median of $19,618. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$54 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Lake Tahoe 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)
$52 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Lake Tahoe 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
$14,565
$19,522
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Lake Tahoe 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
$13,980
$19,618
This chart display average spending per public school student in Lake Tahoe 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 Lake Tahoe Unified School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1095 San Bernardino Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 543-2371
Grades: K-5
| 362 students
Rank: #22.
Sierra House Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1709 Remington Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 543-2327
Grades: K-5
| 362 students
Rank: #33.
South Tahoe High School
Math: 30% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1735 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-4111
Grades: 9-12
| 1,149 students
Rank: #44.
South Tahoe Middle School
Math: 31% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2940 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-6404
Grades: 6-8
| 743 students
Rank: #55.
Tahoe Valley Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
943 Tahoe Island Dr.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 543-2350
Grades: K-5
| 346 students
Rank: #66.
Bijou Community
Math: 25% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3501 Spruce Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 543-2337
Grades: K-5
| 456 students
Rank: #77.
Mt. Tallac High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1735 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 543-2264
Grades: 9-12
| 50 students
Rank: n/an/a
Elevated Digital Learning Academy
Alternative School
1201 Lyons Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-2850
Grades: K-12
| 256 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Lake Tahoe Unified School District
  • 1021 Al Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150-4426
  • (530) 541-2850
  • ltusd.org
  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 3,724 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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