San Jose Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 45 public schools serving 31,660 students in San Jose Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in San Jose Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in San Jose Unified School District are Williams Elementary School, Graystone Elementary School and Los Alamitos Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. San Jose Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

San Jose Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
San Jose 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
45 Schools
10,331 Schools
# Students
31,660 Students
6,193,432 Students
# Teachers
1,360 Teachers
264,585 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1

District Rank

San Jose Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 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 91% has increased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#582 out of 1942 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of San Jose Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of San Jose 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)
55%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of San Jose 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
91%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of San Jose 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
0.64
0.64
# American Indian Students
104 Students
32,922 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
4,815 Students
718,704 Students
% Asian Students
15%
12%
# Hispanic Students
16,733 Students
3,364,037 Students
% Hispanic Students
53%
54%
# Black Students
777 Students
337,146 Students
% Black Students
3%
5%
# White Students
7,575 Students
1,436,430 Students
% White Students
24%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
115 Students
28,735 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
1,541 Students
272,786 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
2,489
530,118
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,216
456,635
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,199
454,067
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,212
445,793
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,349
464,993
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,360
470,389
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,574
484,412
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,470
474,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,527
471,620
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,523
492,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,554
481,188
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,546
473,097
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,641
485,902
# Ungraded Students:
-
8,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,291 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,053. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,972 is higher than the state median of $14,597. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$453 MM
$28 MM
This chart display total revenue of San Jose Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$474 MM
$27 MM
This chart display total spending of San Jose Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,291
$15,053
This chart display average revenue per public school student in San Jose Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,972
$14,597
This chart display average spending per public school student in San Jose Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best San Jose Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Williams Elementary School
Math: 88% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1150 Rajkovich Way
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6196
Grades: K-5
| 679 students
Rank: #22.
Graystone Elementary School
Math: 89% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
6982 Shearwater Dr.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6317
Grades: K-5
| 582 students
Rank: #33.
Los Alamitos Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6130 Silberman Ave.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6297
Grades: K-5
| 737 students
Rank: #44.
Bret Harte Middle School
Math: 75% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7050 Bret Harte Dr.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6270
Grades: 6-8
| 1,227 students
Rank: #55.
Booksin Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1590 Dry Creek Rd.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6213
Grades: K-5
| 869 students
Rank: #66.
Simonds Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6515 Grapevine Way
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6251
Grades: K-5
| 673 students
Rank: #77.
Leland High School
Math: 71% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6677 Camden Ave.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6290
Grades: 9-12
| 1,923 students
Rank: #88.
Hammer Montessori At Galarza Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1610 Bird Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6671
Grades: K-5
| 313 students
Rank: #99.
Hacienda Science/environmental Magnet
Magnet School
Math: 60% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
1290 Kimberly Dr.
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 535-6259
Grades: K-5
| 729 students
Rank: #1010.
Reed Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1524 Jacob Ave.
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 535-6247
Grades: K-5
| 457 students
Rank: #1111.
Pioneer High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1290 Blossom Hill Rd.
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 535-6310
Grades: 9-12
| 1,617 students
Rank: #1212.
Castillero Middle School
Math: 50% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
6384 Leyland Park Dr.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6385
Grades: 6-8
| 1,167 students
Rank: #1313.
Schallenberger Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1280 Koch Ln.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6253
Grades: K-5
| 544 students
Rank: #1414.
Willow Glen Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1425 Lincoln Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6265
Grades: K-5
| 780 students
Rank: #1515.
Middle College High School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2101 Moorpark Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 298-2181
Grades: 11-12
| 50 students
Rank: #1616.
Willow Glen Middle School
Math: 40% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2105 Cottle Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6277
Grades: 6-8
| 1,267 students
Rank: #1717.
Willow Glen High School
Math: 37% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2001 Cottle Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6330
Grades: 9-12
| 1,698 students
Rank: #1818.
John Muir Middle School
Math: 36% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1260 Branham Ln.
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 535-6281
Grades: 6-8
| 1,154 students
Rank: #1919.
River Glen
Magnet School
Math: 35% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1088 Brd.way
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6240
Grades: K-8
| 515 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Canoas Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
880 Wren Dr.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6391
Grades: K-5
| 277 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Rachel Carson Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4245 Meg Dr.
San Jose, CA 95136
(408) 535-6287
Grades: K-5
| 307 students
Rank: #2222.
Abraham Lincoln High School
Math: 30% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
555 Dana Ave.
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 535-6300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,879 students
Rank: #2323.
Merritt Trace Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
651 Dana Ave.
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 535-6257
Grades: K-5
| 913 students
Rank: #2424.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Oak St.
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 535-6261
Grades: K-5
| 463 students
Rank: #2525.
Herbert Hoover Middle School
Math: 27% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1635 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 535-6274
Grades: 6-8
| 1,098 students
Rank: #2626.
Almaden Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1295 Dentwood Dr.
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 535-6207
Grades: K-5
| 314 students
Rank: #2727.
Horace Mann Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
55 N. Seventh St.
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 535-6237
Grades: K-5
| 424 students
Rank: #2828.
Allen At Steinbeck
Magnet School
Math: 24% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
820 Steinbeck Dr.
San Jose, CA 95123
(408) 535-6205
Grades: K-5
| 528 students
Rank: #2929.
Bachrodt Charter Academy
Charter School
Math: 28% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
102 Sonora Ave.
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 535-6211
Grades: K-5
| 655 students
Rank: #3030.
Terrell Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3925 Pearl Ave.
San Jose, CA 95136
(408) 535-6255
Grades: K-5
| 391 students
Rank: #3131.
Peter Burnett Middle School
Math: 18% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
850 N. Second St.
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 535-6267
Grades: 6-8
| 770 students
Rank: #3232.
Gardner Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
502 Illinois Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6225
Grades: K-5
| 360 students
Rank: #3333.
Empire Gardens Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1060 E. Empire St.
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 535-6221
Grades: K-5
| 309 students
Rank: #3434.
San Jose High School
Math: 15% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
275 N. 24th St.
San Jose, CA 95116
(408) 535-6320
Grades: 9-12
| 1,021 students
Rank: #35 - 3735. - 37.
Ernesto Galarza Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1610 Bird Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6671
Grades: K-5
| 426 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 31,660 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.64

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