Fresno Unified


The Fresno Unified School District in California encompasses 100 schools, including 70 elementary schools, 14 middle schools, 15 high schools, and 1 alternative school, serving a diverse student population. The data reveals stark disparities in academic performance across the district, with some standout schools like Design Science Middle College High and Phillip J Patino School of Entrepreneurship demonstrating exceptional results, while many others struggle with low proficiency rates, particularly in Mathematics.

Chronic absenteeism is a significant concern across the district, with several schools reporting over 40% of students chronically absent. This issue likely contributes to the academic challenges faced by many schools. The data also suggests that the district's highest-performing schools serve a more diverse student population in terms of race and socioeconomic status compared to some of the lower-performing schools, raising questions about equity and access to quality education within the Fresno Unified School District.

Despite the overall disparities, the analysis also highlights a few standout schools that are excelling. Design Science Middle College High ranks 130th out of 2,335 California high schools and has a 98.2% four-year graduation rate and a 0% dropout rate, along with very high proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Similarly, Phillip J Patino School of Entrepreneurship has a 100% four-year graduation rate and 0% dropout rate, with strong academic performance. Baird Middle also stands out among the district's middle schools, ranking 768th out of 2,788 California middle schools and earning 4 out of 5 stars from SchoolDigger.

District Detail

 2309 Tulare St.
Fresno, CA 93721-2287

 (559) 457-3000

SchoolDigger Rank:
1133rd of 1563 California districts

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Grades served: K-12
Students: 69,424

Primary Schools: 70
Middle Schools: 14
High Schools: 15
Alternative Schools: 1
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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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