Santa Barbara Junior High

Public 7-8

 721 E. Cota St.
       Santa Barbara, CA  93103-3184


(805) 963-7751

District: Santa Barbara Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1571st of 2,740 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,844 Help

Students who attend Santa Barbara Junior High usually attend:

High:    Santa Barbara Senior High

Feeder schools for Santa Barbara Junior High:

Elementary:    Cleveland Elementary
    Franklin Elementary
    Peabody Charter
    Roosevelt Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  19.7
Number of students:  712

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
69.0%
White:
26.8%
Two or more races:
2.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  55.5%

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Compare Details Santa Barbara Junior High ranks worse than 57.3% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked middle schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 36.43. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (69%), White (26.8%), two or more races (2.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 55.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Santa Barbara Junior High is 19.7, which is the 2nd best among 4 middle schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Santa Barbara Junior High is $11,844, which is the 2nd highest among 4 middle schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Santa Barbara Junior High:

SchoolDigger ranks Santa Barbara Junior High 1571st of 2740 California public middle schools. (See Santa Barbara Junior High in the ranking list.)

Santa Barbara Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Santa Barbara Unified 660th of 1535 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Santa Barbara Junior High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2008 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2011 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2012 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2013 68.02 652nd 2379 72.6%
2015 67.63 697th 2477 71.9%
2016 67.10 709th 2497 71.6%
2017 53.40 1024th 2508 59.2%
2018 58.00 892nd 2480 64.0%
2019 53.21 1075th 2715 60.4%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 36.43 1571st 2740 42.7%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Santa Barbara Junior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 287 8 11 509 7 1 18 0 841
2013 291 8 8 518 8 2 20 0 855
2014 312 8 13 509 8 1 16 0 867
2015 274 5 17 504 8 1 11 0 820
2016 223 7 15 486 5 3 6 0 745
2017 231 14 20 483 3 3 5 0 759
2018 246 11 19 509 3 2 10 0 800
2019 223 7 7 553 2 2 29 0 823
2020 218 5 8 546 3 0 27 0 807
2021 191 3 9 491 2 0 16 0 712

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Santa Barbara Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 841 36.8 22.8 n/a
2013 855 37.8 22.6 53.7
2014 867 40.2 21.5 48.7
2015 820 37.0 22.1 47.8
2016 745 36.0 20.6 48.2
2017 759 32.0 23.6 56.7
2018 800 37.8 21.1 52.8
2019 823 38.0 21.6 58.8
2020 807 n/a n/a 56.4
2021 712 36.0 19.7 55.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Student/Teacher Ratio Santa Barbara Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 841 36.8 22.8 n/a
2013 855 37.8 22.6 53.7
2014 867 40.2 21.5 48.7
2015 820 37.0 22.1 47.8
2016 745 36.0 20.6 48.2
2017 759 32.0 23.6 56.7
2018 800 37.8 21.1 52.8
2019 823 38.0 21.6 58.8
2020 807 n/a n/a 56.4
2021 712 36.0 19.7 55.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Santa Barbara Junior High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,844

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Santa Barbara Junior High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 1075th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1571st of 2740 Middle schools
 17.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Junior High)45.234.1
 11.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)58.753
 5.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.449.2
 2.2%
7th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Junior High)40.325
 15.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)5040.8
 9.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.932
 5.8%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Junior High)45.636.4
 9.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)55.346.3
 9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.446.6
 2.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Junior High)38.523.1
 15.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)5036.2
 13.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.2
 7.4%
8th Grade Science (Santa Barbara Junior High)33.724.4
 9.3%
   8th Grade Science (Santa Barbara Unified)41.336.6
 4.8%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.829.2
 1.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students823712
 13.5%
African American73
 57.1%
American Indian22
Asian79
 28.6%
Hispanic553491
 11.2%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White223191
 14.3%
Two or More Races2916
 44.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients58.8%55.5%
 3.3%




Frequently Asked Questions about Santa Barbara Junior High

Students who attend Santa Barbara Junior High usually go on to attend Santa Barbara Senior High

Santa Barbara Junior High ranks 1571st of 2740 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Santa Barbara Junior High are 69% Hispanic, 27% White, 2% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

In the 2020-21 school year, 712 students attended Santa Barbara Junior High.


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