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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Carpinteria Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in Carpinteria, CA. It has 2,177 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.

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High Schools in Carpinteria Unified School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1070
68 responses
Average ACT
23
27 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,177
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,160
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,369/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$73,505
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,894
National
$949
Median Home Value
$671,300
National
$184,700

Carpinteria Unified School District Reviews

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I have been in this district since kindergarten and through my experience I can say that it is quite average. The drawbacks are that it's a small town, so schools are small and there aren't as many opportunities. However, smaller classes can be good because you get to know everyone around you. Good if you like to make friends, not great for high-level education and competitiveness.
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My experience of being apart of the Carpinteria Unified School District has been amazing. I have been apart of this school district since around 4th grade when I moved here from Ventura. The teachers are beyond amazing. They spend hours on top of hours at school preparing for their classes and staying to help their students. All the teachers are here to help the students thrive as much as possible. The students are able to form close relationships with the teachers which makes the high school/ school experience in general much more bearable. Academically all the schools in the Carpinteria District are great, we have lost of rigorous classes that help students succeed. Parents are involved in the school but so is the whole community. the community is very supportive of its members. We all stand behind each other and treat each other like family and do all we can do to make sure this city as a whole thrives.
I have lived in Carpinteria my whole life and all the faculty has always been so caring. The teachers are very helpful especially once you get into high school. I have built some of the best connections with my teachers.