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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Amador County Unified School District is a public school district located in Jackson, CA. It has 3,829 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.
Address
217 Rex Ave.
Jackson, CA 95642
Telephone
(209) 223-1750
Website

Amador County Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1160
126 responses
Average ACT
26
42 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,829
Free or Reduced Lunch
48.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,720
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$30,653,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,361/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    5%

Amador County Unified School District Reviews

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The teachers here are very dedicated to providing their students with a good education and a strong understanding of what they are being taught. They are supportive and encouraging and they create a fantastic atmosphere for learning. However, there are not enough teachers; as a student in my last year of high school wanting to take Physics, I have to attend this science class at a different high school. Similarly, students from Argonaut drove over here to Amador for Chemistry last year. This is a problem, as not all students can get transportation in the middle of the school day, and it's sad that some are deprived of learning in new areas due to lack of staff.
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Over the past 13 years I've been to 3 different schools in the district and they're all the same; old, unsafe, and falling apart. The schools are out dated and at most moments I'm afraid a ceiling tile is going to fall on top of my head. However, one of the best things about the school district is the arts programs. Most of these programs exist because of our county arts council who does wonderful work for the community. And although these programs all need way more funding, the arts are alive and well. Even the falling ceiling tiles won't stop us.
I am a senior at Amador High. I have had some of the best years of my life here. I became close with teachers, coaches, and administration throughout my high school tenure, as the faculty is very personable! Only things I could ask for are better class selection and a better baseball field.