Santa Barbara Senior High

Public 9-12

 700 E. Anapamu St.
       Santa Barbara, CA  93103-2384


(805) 966-9101

District: Santa Barbara Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1074th of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,746 Help


Feeder schools for Santa Barbara Senior High:

Elementary:    Cleveland Elementary
    Franklin Elementary
    McKinley Elementary
    Peabody Charter
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Middle:    Santa Barbara Junior High

Student/teacher ratio:  20.6 Help
Number of students:  2,107

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
61.6%
White:
31.9%
Two or more races:
3.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.3% Help


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Compare Details Santa Barbara Senior High ranks better than 54.2% of high schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 5 ranked high schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 42. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Santa Barbara Senior High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Santa Barbara Senior High has the largest high school student body size in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (61.6%), White (31.9%), two or more races (3.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 61.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Santa Barbara Senior High is 20.6. 2 high schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Santa Barbara Senior High is $11,746, which is the lowest among 5 high schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Santa Barbara Senior High:

SchoolDigger ranks Santa Barbara Senior High 1074th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Santa Barbara Senior High in the ranking list.)

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Santa Barbara Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Santa Barbara Unified 651st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Santa Barbara Senior High

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Rank History for all students at Santa Barbara Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 51.37 751st 2426 69.0%
2015 59.06 761st 1994 61.8%
2016 56.59 866th 2039 57.5%
2017 61.31 764th 2021 62.2%
2018 67.40 646th 2017 68.0%
2019 75.10 451st 2133 78.9%
2022 48.45 967th 2123 54.5%
2023 42.00 1068th 2335 54.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Santa Barbara Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 16.82 628th 780 19.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Santa Barbara Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.03 350th 938 62.7%
2019 28.11 856th 941 9.0%
2022 29.49 838th 1044 19.7%
2023 26.94 942nd 1315 28.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Santa Barbara Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 37.54 755th 1539 50.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Santa Barbara Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.67 1109th 1862 40.4%
2019 52.58 860th 1937 55.6%
2022 31.71 1317th 1943 32.2%
2023 32.34 1347th 2237 39.8%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Santa Barbara Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 51.13 128th 290 55.9%
2023 31.58 276th 417 33.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Santa Barbara Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.08 575th 1760 67.3%
2019 77.33 367th 1833 80.0%
2022 53.38 747th 1858 59.8%
2023 44.62 953rd 2106 54.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Santa Barbara Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.58 666th 1052 36.7%
2019 42.42 514th 1117 54.0%
2022 35.49 675th 1161 41.9%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Santa Barbara Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 9.79 160th 168 4.8%
2023 11.85 218th 233 6.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Santa Barbara Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.68 677th 1834 63.1%
2019 67.84 521st 1880 72.3%
2022 38.95 1076th 1916 43.8%
2023 37.38 1117th 2195 49.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Santa Barbara Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.35 833rd 1742 52.2%
2019 64.22 550th 1814 69.7%
2022 30.96 1289th 1861 30.7%
2023 33.86 1269th 2132 40.5%
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Rank History for White students at Santa Barbara Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.20 282nd 1173 76.0%
2019 81.70 176th 1222 85.6%
2022 61.93 439th 1204 63.5%
2023 47.89 626th 1424 56.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Santa Barbara Senior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 870 43 38 1171 9 2 35 0 2168
2013 880 32 42 1198 16 2 48 0 2218
2014 817 26 45 1224 14 4 47 0 2177
2015 847 24 46 1258 12 2 43 0 2232
2016 842 30 56 1226 22 4 8 0 2188
2017 768 30 55 1226 16 4 13 0 2112
2018 813 29 61 1209 15 4 17 0 2148
2019 786 33 56 1229 16 4 30 0 2154
2020 787 30 49 1272 12 6 35 0 2191
2021 770 25 37 1286 7 5 54 1 2185
2022 735 24 37 1298 7 2 71 4 2178
2023 673 15 33 1297 7 2 73 7 2107

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 Senior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 2168 92.0 23.5 n/a
2013 2218 87.6 25.3 42.1
2014 2177 88.4 24.6 39.9
2015 2232 97.0 23.0 43.3
2016 2188 91.0 24.0 39.9
2017 2112 82.2 25.6 43.5
2018 2148 84.6 25.3 47.3
2019 2154 85.1 25.3 46.6
2020 2191 n/a n/a 41.5
2021 2185 91.7 23.8 48.8
2022 2178 102.0 21.3 57.6
2023 2107 102.2 20.6 61.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Santa Barbara Senior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 2168 92.0 23.5 n/a
2013 2218 87.6 25.3 42.1
2014 2177 88.4 24.6 39.9
2015 2232 97.0 23.0 43.3
2016 2188 91.0 24.0 39.9
2017 2112 82.2 25.6 43.5
2018 2148 84.6 25.3 47.3
2019 2154 85.1 25.3 46.6
2020 2191 n/a n/a 41.5
2021 2185 91.7 23.8 48.8
2022 2178 102.0 21.3 57.6
2023 2107 102.2 20.6 61.3

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 Senior High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,746

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Santa Barbara Senior High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 451st of 2133 High schoolsRanks 1068th of 2335 High schools
 24.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Senior High)61.542.8
 18.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)6055.3
 4.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Senior High)37.322.1
 15.3%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)40.531.7
 8.8%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (Santa Barbara Senior High)38.822.1
 16.7%
   11th Grade Science (Santa Barbara Unified)40.635.1
 5.5%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students21542107
 2.2%
African American3315
 54.5%
American Indian167
 56.3%
Asian5633
 41.1%
Hispanic12291297
 5.5%
Pacific Islander42
 50%
White786673
 14.4%
Two or More Races3073
 143.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients46.6%61.3%
 14.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Santa Barbara Senior High

Santa Barbara Senior High ranks 1074th of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,107 students attended Santa Barbara Senior High.

Santa Barbara Senior High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Cleveland Elementary
Elementary : Franklin Elementary
Elementary : McKinley Elementary
Elementary : Peabody Charter
Elementary : Roosevelt Elementary
Elementary : Washington Elementary
Middle : Santa Barbara Junior High

Students at Santa Barbara Senior High are 62% Hispanic, 32% White, 3% Two or more races, 2% Asian.


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