San Jose Unified School District

855 Lenzen Ave.
San Jose, CA 95126-2736
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%

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%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 42 public schools serving 27,345 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 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
42 Schools
10,296 Schools
# Students
27,345 Students
5,952,849 Students
# Teachers
1,268 Teachers
264,836 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1

District Rank

San Jose Unified School District, which is ranked #598 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 91% has increased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 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
0.66
0.63
# American Indian Students
57 Students
28,347 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
4,437 Students
702,454 Students
% Asian Students
16%
12%
# Hispanic Students
13,952 Students
3,303,290 Students
% Hispanic Students
51%
56%
# Black Students
693 Students
306,607 Students
% Black Students
3%
5%
# White Students
6,397 Students
1,290,657 Students
% White Students
24%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
88 Students
25,750 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,721 Students
294,072 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
1,967
458,222
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,917
423,251
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,945
429,440
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,007
436,251
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,116
443,978
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,050
446,282
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,946
437,766
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,051
457,689
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,044
465,106
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,261
499,437
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,254
493,491
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,367
477,411
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,420
484,525
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,332 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,734. The school district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,634 is less than the state median of $19,832. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$447 MM
$29 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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$455 MM
$29 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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,332
$19,734
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,634
$19,832
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best San Jose Unified School District Public Schools (2022-23)

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
| 630 students
Rank: #22.
Graystone Elementary School
Math: 89% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
6982 Shearwater Dr.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6317
Grades: K-5
| 523 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
| 653 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
| 1,056 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
| 769 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
| 573 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
| 1,776 students
Rank: #88.
Hammer Montessori At Galarza Elementary 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
| 333 students
Rank: #99.
Hacienda Science/environmental Magnet
Math: 60% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1290 Kimberly Dr.
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 535-6259
Grades: K-5
| 699 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
| 391 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
| 1,590 students
Rank: #1212.
Castillero Middle School
Math: 50% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6384 Leyland Park Dr.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6385
Grades: 6-8
| 1,049 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
| 537 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
| 730 students
Rank: #1515.
Middle College High School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2100 Moorpark Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 298-2181
Grades: 11-12
| 42 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
| 1,190 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
| 1,697 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
| 910 students
Rank: #1919.
River Glen
Math: 35% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1088 Brd.way
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6240
Grades: K-8
| 473 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
| 244 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
| 238 students
Rank: #2222.
Abraham Lincoln High School
Math: 30% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
555 Dana Ave.
Testville, CA 98798
(408) 535-6300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,703 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
| 847 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
| 393 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
| 1,089 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
| 288 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
| 347 students
Rank: #2828.
Allen At Steinbeck
Math: 24% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
820 Steinbeck Dr.
San Jose, CA 95123
(408) 535-6205
Grades: K-5
| 438 students
Rank: #2929.
Walter L. Bachrodt Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
102 Sonora Ave.
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 535-6211
Grades: K-5
| 509 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
| 321 students
Rank: #3131.
Muwekma Ohlone Middle School
Math: 18% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
850 N. Second St.
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 535-6267
Grades: 6-8
| 603 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
| 344 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
| 263 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
| 994 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
| 322 students
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 42 schools
  • Grades: K-12
  • Enrollment: 27,345 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 77%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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