Santa Barbara Junior High School

721 E. Cota St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Santa Barbara Junior High School serves 630 students in grades 7-8.
Santa Barbara Junior High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥50% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 630 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Santa Barbara Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Santa Barbara Junior High School's student population of 630 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
630 students
This chart display total students of Santa Barbara Junior High School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Santa Barbara Junior High School
Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Santa Barbara Junior High School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Santa Barbara Junior High School by grade.

School Rankings

Santa Barbara Junior High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Santa Barbara Junior High School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#715 out of 3649 schools
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Santa Barbara Junior High School, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Santa Barbara Junior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥50%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Santa Barbara Junior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
21:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Santa Barbara Junior High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Santa Barbara Junior High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
1%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Santa Barbara Junior High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
71%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Santa Barbara Junior High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Santa Barbara Junior High School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
White
24%
21%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Santa Barbara Junior High School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Santa Barbara Junior High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Santa Barbara Junior High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.44
This chart display the diversity score of Santa Barbara Junior High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Santa Barbara Junior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Santa Barbara Junior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Santa Barbara Junior High School's ranking?
Santa Barbara Junior High School is ranked #715 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in California.
What schools are Santa Barbara Junior High School often compared to?
Santa Barbara Junior High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like La Colina Junior High School, Goleta Valley Junior High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while ≥50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend Santa Barbara Junior High School?
630 students attend Santa Barbara Junior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
71% of Santa Barbara Junior High School students are Hispanic, 24% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Santa Barbara Junior High School?
Santa Barbara Junior High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Santa Barbara Junior High School offer ?
Santa Barbara Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is Santa Barbara Junior High School part of?
Santa Barbara Junior High School is part of Santa Barbara Unified School District.

School Reviews

Review Santa Barbara Junior High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Are Public Schools Protecting the Environment?
Are Public Schools Protecting the Environment?
Learn about how public schools are making their campuses greener through technology investments, policy changes, and eco-friendly student education.
Should My Child Enroll in Honors Or General Courses?
Should My Child Enroll in Honors Or General Courses?
Honors or general courses? Find out which type is best for your child's learning environment and GPA.
Public Schools in a Minute
Public Schools in a Minute
Explore the diverse world of public schools in a minute! Our brief overview provides a snapshot of the educational landscape, school districts, curriculum, and more. Get a quick glance at the big picture of K-12 education.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 630 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Related School Videos

Quick Links