Santa Barbara Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 24 public schools serving 15,037 students in Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 45% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Santa Barbara Unified School District are Washington Elementary School, La Colina Junior High School and Santa Barbara Charter. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Santa Barbara Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Santa Barbara 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
Santa Barbara 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
24 Schools
10,331 Schools
# Students
15,037 Students
6,193,432 Students
# Teachers
637 Teachers
264,585 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

Santa Barbara 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 87% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#571 out of 1942 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Santa Barbara Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Santa Barbara 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)
54%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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
0.54
0.64
# American Indian Students
63 Students
32,922 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
563 Students
718,704 Students
% Asian Students
4%
12%
# Hispanic Students
8,935 Students
3,364,037 Students
% Hispanic Students
59%
54%
# Black Students
143 Students
337,146 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
5,058 Students
1,436,430 Students
% White Students
34%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
12 Students
28,735 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
263 Students
272,786 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
863
530,118
# Students in 1st Grade:
724
456,635
# Students in 2nd Grade:
732
454,067
# Students in 3rd Grade:
783
445,793
# Students in 4th Grade:
804
464,993
# Students in 5th Grade:
772
470,389
# Students in 6th Grade:
785
484,412
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,545
474,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,499
471,620
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,539
492,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,564
481,188
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,571
473,097
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,856
485,902
# Ungraded Students:
-
8,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,985 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,053. The school district revenue/student has declined by 96% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,248 is less than the state median of $14,597. The school district spending/student has declined by 96% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$195 MM
$28 MM
This chart display total revenue of Santa Barbara 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
$184 MM
$27 MM
This chart display total spending of Santa Barbara 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
$12,985
$15,053
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Santa Barbara 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
$12,248
$14,597
This chart display average spending per public school student in Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Washington Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 71% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
290 Lighthouse Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 965-6653
Grades: K-6
| 581 students
Rank: #22.
La Colina Junior High School
Math: 64% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4025 Foothill Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 967-4506
Grades: 7-8
| 901 students
Rank: #33.
Santa Barbara Charter
Charter School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(3)
6100 Stow Canyon Rd.
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 967-6522
Grades: K-8
| 287 students
Rank: #44.
Goleta Valley Junior High School
Math: 53% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6100 Stow Canyon Rd.
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 967-3486
Grades: 7-8
| 803 students
Rank: #55.
San Marcos Senior High School
Math: 43% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4750 Hollister Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 967-4581
Grades: 9-12
| 2,100 students
Rank: #66.
Franklin Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1111 E. Mason St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 963-4283
Grades: K-6
| 554 students
Rank: #77.
Dos Pueblos Senior High School
Math: 47% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7266 Alameda Ave.
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 968-2541
Grades: 9-12
| 2,057 students
Rank: #88.
Adams Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2701 Las Positas Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 563-2515
Grades: K-6
| 562 students
Rank: #99.
Santa Barbara Senior High School
Math: 37% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
700 E. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 966-9101
Grades: 9-12
| 2,148 students
Rank: #1010.
Roosevelt Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1990 Laguna St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 563-2062
Grades: K-6
| 584 students
Rank: #1111.
Alta Vista Alternative High School
Alternative School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
215 E. Ortega St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-1916
Grades: 9-12
| 145 students
Rank: #1212.
La Cumbre Junior High School
Math: 35% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2255 Modoc Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 687-0761
Grades: 7-8
| 535 students
Rank: #1313.
Santa Barbara Junior High School
Math: 39% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
721 E. Cota St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 963-7751
Grades: 7-8
| 800 students
Rank: #1414.
Santa Barbara Community Academy
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
850 Portesuello Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 687-2081
Grades: K-6
| 270 students
Rank: #1515.
Harding University Partnership
Math: 35% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1625 Robbins St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-8994
Grades: K-6
| 375 students
Rank: #1616.
Monroe Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
431 Flora Vista Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 966-7023
Grades: K-6
| 422 students
Rank: #1717.
Cleveland Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
123 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 963-8873
Grades: K-6
| 353 students
Rank: #1818.
Mckinley Elementary School
Math: 9% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
350 Loma Alta Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 966-9926
Grades: K-6
| 371 students
Rank: #1919.
La Cuesta Continuation High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
710 Santa Barbara St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 966-0883
Grades: 9-12
| 80 students
Adelante Charter
Charter School
1102 E. Yanonali St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 966-7392
Grades: K-6
| 288 students
Alta Vista Alternative Junior High School
Alternative School
215 E. Ortega St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 966-0883
Grades: 7-8
| 1 students
Open Alternative
4025 Foothill Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 683-3127
Grades: K-6
| 70 students
Peabody Charter
Charter School
3018 Calle Noguera
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 563-1172
Grades: K-6
| 750 students
1030 E. Yanonali St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 963-8685
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 15,037 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.54

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