Santa Barbara Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 6 public middle schools serving 3,327 students in Santa Barbara Unified School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public middle schools in California.
Public Middle Schools in Santa Barbara Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the California public middle school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 57% (versus the 50% statewide average).
The top ranked public middle schools in Santa Barbara Unified School District are La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara Charter and Goleta Valley Junior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public middle 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
6 Schools
3,436 Schools
# Students
3,327 Students
1,856,558 Students
# Teachers
153 Teachers
82,145 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1

District Rank

Santa Barbara Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 877 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
9 Students
12,455 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
137 Students
192,798 Students
% Asian Students
4%
10%
# Hispanic Students
1,797 Students
975,433 Students
% Hispanic Students
54%
53%
# Black Students
33 Students
105,630 Students
% Black Students
1%
6%
# White Students
1,235 Students
471,244 Students
% White Students
37%
25%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
8,602 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
112 Students
87,721 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
46
73,597
# Students in 1st Grade:
43
67,578
# Students in 2nd Grade:
42
63,680
# Students in 3rd Grade:
37
62,257
# Students in 4th Grade:
42
67,617
# Students in 5th Grade:
47
75,177
# Students in 6th Grade:
26
318,588
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,545
474,020
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,499
471,489
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
41,714
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
43,143
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
44,305
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
49,868
# Ungraded Students:
-
3,507

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 Middle Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #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.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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
Alta Vista Alternative Junior High School
Alternative School
215 E. Ortega St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 966-0883
Grades: 7-8
| 1 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 3,327 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • 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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