Santa Barbara Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 3 public charter schools serving 1,325 students in Santa Barbara Unified School District. This district's average charter testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public charter schools in California.
Public Charter Schools in Santa Barbara Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 57% (versus the California public charter school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 62% (versus the 58% statewide average).
The top ranked public charter schools in Santa Barbara Unified School District are Santa Barbara Charter, Adelante Charter and Peabody Charter. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public charter school average of 72% (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
3 Schools
1,257 Schools
# Students
1,325 Students
626,771 Students
# Teachers
58 Teachers
26,882 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1

District Rank

Santa Barbara Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 158 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
0.57
0.66
# American Indian Students
4 Students
3,966 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
29 Students
39,365 Students
% Asian Students
2%
6%
# Hispanic Students
704 Students
313,911 Students
% Hispanic Students
53%
50%
# Black Students
7 Students
47,432 Students
% Black Students
1%
8%
# White Students
521 Students
178,321 Students
% White Students
39%
29%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
2,146 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
59 Students
38,958 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
192
50,228
# Students in 1st Grade:
194
45,991
# Students in 2nd Grade:
198
41,868
# Students in 3rd Grade:
183
40,390
# Students in 4th Grade:
193
40,642
# Students in 5th Grade:
187
41,807
# Students in 6th Grade:
174
51,375
# Students in 7th Grade:
4
52,312
# Students in 8th Grade:
-
50,282
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
55,677
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
51,528
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
49,863
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
54,331
# Ungraded Students:
-
459

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,721 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,033. The school district revenue/student has declined by 95% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,237 is less than the state median of $16,124. The school district spending/student has declined by 95% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$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 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,721
$16,033
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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,237
$16,124
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 2017-18 school year data.

Best Santa Barbara Unified School District Public Charter Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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
Adelante Charter
Charter School
1102 E. Yanonali St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 966-7392
Grades: K-6
| 288 students
Peabody Charter
Charter School
3018 Calle Noguera
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 563-1172
Grades: K-6
| 750 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 1,325 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.57

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