San Jose Unified School District

855 Lenzen Ave.
San Jose, CA 95126-2736
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%

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 2024 school year, there are 42 public schools serving 25,587 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 39% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
42 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
25,587 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
1,169 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1

District Rank

San Jose Unified School District, which is ranked #417 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 88% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#403 out of 1200 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of San Jose Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
34%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
49%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
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 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.66
0.63
# American Indian Students
44 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
4,114 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
16%
12%
# Hispanic Students
13,257 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
52%
56%
# Black Students
614 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
2%
5%
# White Students
5,788 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
23%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
56 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,710 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
1,917
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,655
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,786
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,837
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,903
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,953
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,814
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,829
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,007
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,054
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,190
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,223
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,419
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $19,959 is higher than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has grown by 19% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,300 is less than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$511 MM
$116,387 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$417 MM
$107,188 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$19,959
$19,806
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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,300
$18,241
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 2020-21 school year data.

Best San Jose Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Williams Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1150 Rajkovich Way
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6196
Grades: K-5
| 564 students
Rank: #22.
Graystone Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6982 Shearwater Dr.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6317
Grades: K-5
| 493 students
Rank: #33.
Leland High School
Math: 79% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6677 Camden Ave.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6290
Grades: 9-12
| 1,676 students
Rank: #44.
Bret Harte Middle School
Math: 74% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7050 Bret Harte Dr.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6270
Grades: 6-8
| 971 students
Rank: #55.
Simonds Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6515 Grapevine Way
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6251
Grades: K-5
| 515 students
Rank: #66.
Los Alamitos Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6130 Silberman Ave.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6297
Grades: K-5
| 611 students
Rank: #77.
Booksin Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1590 Dry Creek Rd.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6213
Grades: K-5
| 710 students
Rank: #88.
Pioneer High School
Math: 53% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1290 Blossom Hill Rd.
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 535-6310
Grades: 9-12
| 1,521 students
Rank: #99.
Hammer Montessori At Galarza Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1610 Bird Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6671
Grades: K-5
| 299 students
Rank: #1010.
Reed Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1524 Jacob Ave.
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 535-6247
Grades: K-5
| 362 students
Rank: #1111.
Middle College High School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2100 Moorpark Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 298-2181
Grades: 11-12
| 35 students
Rank: #1212.
Hacienda Science/environmental Magnet
Math: 47% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1290 Kimberly Dr.
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 535-6259
Grades: K-5
| 625 students
Rank: #1313.
Schallenberger Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1280 Koch Ln.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6253
Grades: K-5
| 484 students
Rank: #1414.
Castillero Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6384 Leyland Park Dr.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6385
Grades: 6-8
| 973 students
Rank: #1515.
Willow Glen High School
Math: 38% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2001 Cottle Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6330
Grades: 9-12
| 1,640 students
Rank: #1616.
Willow Glen Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2105 Cottle Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6277
Grades: 6-8
| 1,129 students
Rank: #1717.
John Muir Middle School
Math: 34% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1260 Branham Ln.
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 535-6281
Grades: 6-8
| 810 students
Rank: #1818.
Abraham Lincoln High School
Math: 31% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
555 Dana Ave.
Testville, CA 98798
(408) 535-6300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,684 students
Rank: #1919.
Willow Glen Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1425 Lincoln Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6265
Grades: K-5
| 687 students
Rank: #2020.
River Glen
Math: 23% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1088 Brd.way
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6240
Grades: K-8
| 439 students
Rank: #2121.
Gunderson High School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
620 Gaundabert Ln.
San Jose, CA 95136
(408) 535-6340
Grades: 9-12
| 957 students
Rank: #2222.
Rachel Carson Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4245 Meg Dr.
San Jose, CA 95136
(408) 535-6287
Grades: K-5
| 201 students
Rank: #2323.
San Jose High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
275 N. 24th St.
San Jose, CA 95116
(408) 535-6320
Grades: 9-12
| 925 students
Rank: #2424.
Merritt Trace Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
651 Dana Ave.
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 535-6257
Grades: K-5
| 808 students
Rank: #2525.
Herbert Hoover Middle School
Math: 20% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1635 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 535-6274
Grades: 6-8
| 972 students
Rank: #2626.
Terrell Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3925 Pearl Ave.
San Jose, CA 95136
(408) 535-6255
Grades: K-5
| 277 students
Rank: #2727.
Walter L. Bachrodt Elementary School
Math: 18% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
102 Sonora Ave.
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 535-6211
Grades: K-5
| 416 students
Rank: #28 - 3028. - 30.
Almaden Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1295 Dentwood Dr.
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 535-6207
Grades: K-5
| 266 students
Rank: #28 - 3028. - 30.
Canoas Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
880 Wren Dr.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6391
Grades: K-5
| 217 students
Rank: #28 - 3028. - 30.
Horace Mann Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
55 N. Seventh St.
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 535-6237
Grades: K-5
| 308 students
Rank: #3131.
Muwekma Ohlone Middle School
Math: 12% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
850 N. Second St.
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 535-6267
Grades: 6-8
| 586 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Ernesto Galarza Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1610 Bird Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6671
Grades: K-5
| 316 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Grant Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
470 E. Jackson St.
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 535-6227
Grades: K-5
| 359 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Selma Olinder Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
890 E. William
San Jose, CA 95116
(408) 535-6245
Grades: K-5
| 272 students
Rank: #3535.
Allen At Steinbeck
Math: 13% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
820 Steinbeck Dr.
San Jose, CA 95123
(408) 535-6205
Grades: K-5
| 365 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to San Jose Unified School District?
San Jose Unified School District manages 42 public schools serving 25,587 students.
What is the rank of San Jose Unified School District?
San Jose Unified School District is ranked #417 out of 1,167 school districts in California (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in San Jose Unified School District?
52% of San Jose Unified School District students are Hispanic, 23% of students are White, 16% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of San Jose Unified School District?
San Jose Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 22:1, which is equal to the California state average of 22:1.
What is San Jose Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $16,300 is less than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 42 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 25,587 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 77%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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