Santa Ana Unified School District

1601 E. Chestnut Ave.
Santa Ana , CA 92701 - 6322
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Grades: KG - 12

Top Rankings

Santa Ana 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%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 53 public schools serving 43,709 students in Santa Ana Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Santa Ana Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Santa Ana Unified School District are Middle College High School, Jim Thorpe Fundamental and John Muir Fundamental Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Santa Ana Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
53 Schools
10,296 Schools
# Students
43,709 Students
5,952,849 Students
# Teachers
1,825 Teachers
264,836 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

Santa Ana Unified School District, which is ranked #1470 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 88% has increased from 87% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#1503 out of 1942 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Santa Ana Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Santa Ana 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)
32%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Santa Ana 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
88%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Santa Ana 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
0.08
0.63
# American Indian Students
123 Students
28,347 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1,003 Students
702,454 Students
% Asian Students
2%
12%
# Hispanic Students
41,918 Students
3,303,290 Students
% Hispanic Students
96%
56%
# Black Students
88 Students
306,607 Students
% Black Students
n/a
5%
# White Students
351 Students
1,290,657 Students
% White Students
1%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
70 Students
25,750 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
154 Students
294,072 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
3,221
458,222
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,812
423,251
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,919
429,440
# Students in 3rd Grade:
3,163
436,251
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,172
443,978
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,179
446,282
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,325
437,766
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,574
457,689
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,565
465,106
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,789
499,437
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,687
493,491
# Students in 11th Grade:
3,563
477,411
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,740
484,525
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,385 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,734. The school district revenue/student has grown by 21% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,100 is less than the state median of $19,832. The school district spending/student has grown by 21% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$804 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Santa Ana 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)
$747 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Santa Ana 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
$18,385
$19,734
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Santa Ana 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
$17,100
$19,832
This chart display average spending per public school student in Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana Unified School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Middle College High School
Alternative School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1530 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 953-3900
Grades: 9-12
| 368 students
Rank: #22.
Jim Thorpe Fundamental
Math: 55% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2450 W. Alton
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 430-5800
Grades: K-5
| 883 students
Rank: #33.
John Muir Fundamental Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1951 N. Mabury
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 972-6700
Grades: K-5
| 776 students
Rank: #44.
Franklin Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
210 W. Cubbon
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 564-2900
Grades: K-5
| 377 students
Rank: #55.
Hector G. Godinez
Math: 36% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3002 Centennial Rd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 433-6790
Grades: 9-12
| 2,409 students
Rank: #66.
Greenville Fundamental Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3600 S. Raitt St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 558-3400
Grades: K-5
| 976 students
Rank: #77.
Douglas Macarthur Fundamental Intermediate
Math: 37% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
600 W. Alton Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(714) 513-9800
Grades: 6-8
| 1,219 students
Rank: #88.
Segerstrom High School
Math: 30% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2301 W. Macarthur Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 241-5000
Grades: 9-12
| 2,513 students
Rank: #99.
Gonzalo Felicitas Mendez Fundamental Intermediate
Math: 37% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2000 N. Bristol
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 972-7800
Grades: 6-8
| 1,448 students
Rank: #1010.
George Washington Carver Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1401 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92703
(714) 564-2000
Grades: K-5
| 493 students
Rank: #1111.
Diamond Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1450 S. Center St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 480-8100
Grades: K-5
| 473 students
Rank: #1212.
Wilson Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1317 N. Baker St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 564-8100
Grades: K-5
| 474 students
Rank: #1313.
Adams Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2130 S. Raitt St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 430-5900
Grades: K-5
| 404 students
Rank: #1414.
Martin Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
939 W. Wilshire
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(714) 480-8000
Grades: K-5
| 574 students
Rank: #1515.
Santiago Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2212 N. Baker St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 564-8400
Grades: K-8
| 1,043 students
Rank: #1616.
Garfield Elementary School
Math: 30% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
850 E. Brown St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 972-5300
Grades: K-5
| 633 students
Rank: #1717.
Carl Harvey Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1635 S. Center St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 430-6200
Grades: K-5
| 372 students
Rank: #1818.
Madison Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1124 E. Hobart St.
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(714) 972-6400
Grades: K-6
| 950 students
Rank: #1919.
John F. Kennedy Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 E. Mcfadden
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 972-5700
Grades: K-5
| 532 students
Rank: #2020.
Advanced Learning Academy
Charter School
Math: 21% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
335 E. Walnut Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 480-4300
Grades: 3-12
| 354 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Jose Sepulveda Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1801 S. Poplar
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 433-6500
Grades: K-5
| 319 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Romero-cruz Academy
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2701 W. Fifth St.
Santa Ana, CA 92703
(714) 480-2200
Grades: K-8
| 901 students
Rank: #2323.
fMonte Vista Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2116 W. Monta Vista Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 558-5831
Grades: K-5
| 454 students
Rank: #2424.
Andrew Jackson Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1143 S. Nakoma Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 431-3700
Grades: K-5
| 640 students
Rank: #2525.
Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 30% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1522 W. Adams St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 431-3800
Grades: K-5
| 651 students
Rank: #2626.
Pio Pico Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
931 W. Highland
Santa Ana, CA 92703
(714) 972-7500
Grades: K-5
| 474 students
Rank: #2727.
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
425 S. Sullivan
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 972-6200
Grades: K-5
| 646 students
Rank: #2828.
Martin R. Heninger Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
417 W. Walnut St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 953-3800
Grades: K-8
| 1,069 students
Rank: #2929.
Thomas A. Edison Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2063 Orange Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(714) 433-6900
Grades: K-5
| 436 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Fremont Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1930 W. 10th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92703
(714) 972-4300
Grades: K-5
| 447 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Heroes Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1111 Civic Center Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92703
(714) 558-5501
Grades: K-5
| 478 students
Rank: #3232.
Saddleback High School
Math: 22% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2801 S. Flower
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(714) 513-2900
Grades: 7-12
| 1,575 students
Rank: #3333.
Monroe Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
417 E. Central Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(714) 431-3900
Grades: K-5
| 262 students
Rank: #3434.
Wallace R. Davis Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1405 French St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 564-2200
Grades: K-5
| 451 students
Rank: #3535.
Roosevelt Walker Academy
Math: 25% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
501 S. Halladay
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 564-1200
Grades: K-5
| 892 students
Show 18 more public schools in Santa Ana Unified School District (out of 53 total schools)
Loading...

Recent Articles

What does the Country's Most Expensive School Look Like?
What does the Country's Most Expensive School Look Like?
Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools win the award for the country’s most expensive campus, clocking in at a price tag of one-half of a billion dollars. Take a walk down the hall to experience the priciest public school in America.
Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps or JROTC
Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps or JROTC
JROTC offers valuable lessons in leadership, character-building and citizenship. Here's a look at the various JROTC programs out there together with a look at the pros and cons of the program.
Teaching: Using Virtual Reality
August 05, 2022
Teaching: Using Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality can enhance your lessons safely and efficiently. Virtual reality allows your students to explore worlds they might not otherwise see. We offer some suggestions on how to use VR in your classrooom.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 53
  • Enrollment: 43,709 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Quick Links