Santa Barbara Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 5 public high schools serving 6,530 students in Santa Barbara Unified School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public high schools in California.
Public High Schools in Santa Barbara Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 41% (versus the California public high school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 56% statewide average).
The top ranked public high schools in Santa Barbara Unified School District are San Marcos Senior High School, Dos Pueblos Senior High School and Santa Barbara Senior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Public High School in Santa Barbara Unified School District have a Graduation Rate of 91%, which is more than the California average of 88%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Dos Pueblos Senior High School, with 96% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in California or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public high school average of 75% (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
5 Schools
2,813 Schools
# Students
6,530 Students
2,121,132 Students
# Teachers
277 Teachers
94,643 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

Santa Barbara Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 485 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
0.65
# American Indian Students
43 Students
13,040 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
349 Students
247,507 Students
% Asian Students
5%
12%
# Hispanic Students
3,448 Students
1,111,792 Students
% Hispanic Students
53%
52%
# Black Students
84 Students
123,310 Students
% Black Students
1%
6%
# White Students
2,548 Students
527,008 Students
% White Students
39%
25%
# Hawaiian Students
7 Students
10,252 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
51 Students
85,551 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
-
15,469
# Students in 1st Grade:
-
16,291
# Students in 2nd Grade:
-
12,778
# Students in 3rd Grade:
-
12,660
# Students in 4th Grade:
-
13,193
# Students in 5th Grade:
-
14,190
# Students in 6th Grade:
-
24,623
# Students in 7th Grade:
-
34,954
# Students in 8th Grade:
-
36,302
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,539
492,925
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,564
481,177
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,571
473,092
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,856
485,872
# Ungraded Students:
-
7,588

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 High Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 6,530 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • 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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