Santa Barbara Senior High School

700 E. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 2,178 students in grades 9-12, Santa Barbara Senior High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is equal to the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,178 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • : 97% (Top 10% in CA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Santa Barbara Senior High School's student population of 2,178 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 102 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,178 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
102 teachers
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School Rankings

Santa Barbara Senior High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Santa Barbara Senior High School is 0.53, 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.
This School
State Level (CA)
#5904 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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24%
33%
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33%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Santa Barbara Senior 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 2021-22 school year data.
23%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
12%
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Hispanic
60%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
34%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.53
This chart display the diversity score of Santa Barbara Senior High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
97%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Santa Barbara Senior High School and public school graduation rate of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Santa Barbara Senior High School's ranking?
Santa Barbara Senior High School is ranked #5904 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Santa Barbara Senior High School often compared to?
Santa Barbara Senior High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like San Marcos Senior High School, Dos Pueblos Senior High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 33% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Santa Barbara Senior High School?
The graduation rate of Santa Barbara Senior High School is 97%, which is higher than the California state average of 87%.
How many students attend Santa Barbara Senior High School?
2,178 students attend Santa Barbara Senior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Santa Barbara Senior High School students are Hispanic, 34% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Santa Barbara Senior High School?
Santa Barbara Senior High School has a student ration of 21:1, which is equal to the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Santa Barbara Senior High School offer ?
Santa Barbara Senior High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Santa Barbara Senior High School part of?
Santa Barbara Senior High School is part of Santa Barbara Unified School District.
In what neighborhood is Santa Barbara Senior High School located?
Santa Barbara Senior High School is located in the Laguna neighborhood of Santa Barbara, CA. There are 3 other public schools located in Laguna.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,178 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • : 97% (Top 10%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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