Santa Barbara Unified


The Santa Barbara Unified school district in California comprises 20 schools, including 10 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 5 high schools, and 1 alternative school, serving students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The district is home to several standout schools, including Dos Pueblos Senior High, which ranks 218th out of 2,335 California high schools and has a 5-star rating, boasting the highest test scores in the district with 72.03% of 11th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy and 45.77% in Mathematics. Another high-performing school is La Colina Junior High, which ranks 320th out of 2,788 California middle schools and has a 4-star rating, with the highest test scores among the district's middle schools. The Santa Barbara Charter elementary school also stands out, ranking 1,296th out of 5,848 California elementary schools and earning a 4-star rating, with exceptional test scores.

However, the data also reveals significant disparities in academic performance and other key metrics across the schools in the district. For example, the percentage of 11th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy ranges from a high of 72.03% at Dos Pueblos Senior High to a low of 0% at La Cuesta Continuation High. Additionally, there appears to be a correlation between the socioeconomic status of a school's student population and its academic performance, with the schools serving the highest percentages of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch tending to have the lowest test scores and other academic outcomes.

District Detail

 720 Santa Barbara St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2232

 (805) 963-4338

SchoolDigger Rank:
651st of 1560 California districts

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Grades served: K-12
Students: 12,579

Primary Schools: 10
Middle Schools: 5
High Schools: 5
Alternative Schools: 0
We found 21 schools.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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