Santa Barbara Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 13 public elementary schools serving 5,467 students in Santa Barbara Unified School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public elementary schools in California.
Public Elementary Schools in Santa Barbara Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the California public elementary school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 50% statewide average).
The top ranked public elementary schools in Santa Barbara Unified School District are Washington Elementary School, Santa Barbara Charter and Franklin Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public elementary 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
13 Schools
7,657 Schools
# Students
5,467 Students
4,091,094 Students
# Teachers
221 Teachers
172,575 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
25:1

District Rank

Santa Barbara Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 916 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
0.46
0.64
# American Indian Students
12 Students
21,380 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
88 Students
449,336 Students
% Asian Students
2%
11%
# Hispanic Students
3,754 Students
2,233,496 Students
% Hispanic Students
69%
55%
# Black Students
28 Students
222,346 Students
% Black Students
n/a
5%
# White Students
1,459 Students
947,139 Students
% White Students
27%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
18,288 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
125 Students
196,388 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
863
527,271
# Students in 1st Grade:
724
456,554
# Students in 2nd Grade:
732
453,997
# Students in 3rd Grade:
783
445,704
# Students in 4th Grade:
804
464,916
# Students in 5th Grade:
772
470,256
# Students in 6th Grade:
785
484,254
# Students in 7th Grade:
4
333,304
# Students in 8th Grade:
-
329,942
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
27,431
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
29,497
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
30,397
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
34,120
# Ungraded Students:
-
3,433

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 Elementary 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.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
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
Adelante Charter
Charter School
1102 E. Yanonali St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 966-7392
Grades: K-6
| 288 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

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 5,467 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.46

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