Santa Barbara Unified School District

720 Santa Barbara St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2232
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%

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%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 13,183 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 68% 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
21 Schools
10,296 Schools
# Students
13,183 Students
5,952,849 Students
# Teachers
607 Teachers
264,836 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1

District Rank

Santa Barbara Unified School District, which is ranked #608 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 87% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 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
0.63
# American Indian Students
37 Students
28,347 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
435 Students
702,454 Students
% Asian Students
3%
12%
# Hispanic Students
7,844 Students
3,303,290 Students
% Hispanic Students
60%
56%
# Black Students
93 Students
306,607 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
4,270 Students
1,290,657 Students
% White Students
32%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
13 Students
25,750 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
486 Students
294,072 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
578
458,222
# Students in 1st Grade:
524
423,251
# Students in 2nd Grade:
536
429,440
# Students in 3rd Grade:
543
436,251
# Students in 4th Grade:
564
443,978
# Students in 5th Grade:
554
446,282
# Students in 6th Grade:
608
437,766
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,433
457,689
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,415
465,106
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,598
499,437
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,595
493,491
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,582
477,411
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,653
484,525
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,791 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,734. The school district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,239 is less than the state median of $19,832. The school district spending/student has grown by 14% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$221 MM
$29 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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$214 MM
$29 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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,791
$19,734
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,239
$19,832
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best Santa Barbara Unified School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
290 Lighthouse Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 965-6653
Grades: K-6
| 561 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
| 888 students
Rank: #33.
Santa Barbara Charter
Charter School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6100 Stow Canyon Rd.
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 967-6522
Grades: K-8
| 311 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
| 761 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
| 2,028 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
| 503 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
| 2,018 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
| 545 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
| 2,185 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
| 480 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) 966-0883
Grades: 9-12
| 109 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
| 473 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
| 712 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
| 246 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
| 352 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
| 368 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
| 283 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
| 272 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
| 88 students
Rank: n/an/a
Alta Vista Alternative Junior High School
Alternative School
215 E. Ortega St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 966-0883
Grades: 7-8
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
1030 E. Yanonali St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 963-8685
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 21 schools
  • Grades: K-12
  • Enrollment: 13,183 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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