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D+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Compton Unified School District is a public school district located in Compton, CA. It has 23,452 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.
Address
501 S Santa Fe Ave
Compton, CA 90221
Telephone
(310) 639-4321

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
950
412 responses
Average ACT
20
135 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
23,452
Free or Reduced Lunch
80.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$102,070
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$252,965,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,606/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
D+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    D+
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$48,117
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,139
National
$949
Median Home Value
$287,300
National
$184,700

Compton Unified School District Reviews

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My junior year of high school was my first year attending school in a Compton Unified School District. The school district is very big on the satisfaction of the students. For example, some students at school was not pleased with the school lunch, so the district went out of the way to make sure the students get to pick their lunch every month. I love that the District is involved in the students education. However, I hope one day they can change the number amount of charter schools they have, I wish they had more because it is a better learning while attending a small school where you can interact with your teacher’s.
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Being a part of the Compton Unified School district is awesome. Yes, students lack of resources and knowledge but when they succeed they demonstrate to the world that it's possible to succeed in life although they come from a not so well developed region. Plus non-residents tend to argue that our School district is awful and that all the students are gang members and idiots but the truth is that they can be just as intelligent or even surpass rich individuals who have everyday tutors. From my personal experience the Compton unified school district tries to provide students with the enough resource that they need to be prepared for life after High School and attend College but they lack money. However the District has demonstrated that with the lack of money and resources it's students can succeed as well and pursue their dreams. Someday I will become a neonatologist because this District's staff's have supported and influenced me to pursue my aspirations and dreams.
The term Compton has been broken down and seen in many ways, most of the bad things say to come to Compton, but these ideas are now turning around While growing up in Compton attending all Compton schools from 3rd grade until high school, it was really like any other high school. The only thing wrong with Compton schools is the fact they don't get enough resources to get kids excited about school. What good is a robotics class without any machinery? Kids don't get a chance at exploring the different options life has to offer, thus leading them to conclude that school is boring because everything is taught one way and one way only. We need more resources, more enthusiastic teachers, then maybe students would be more interested in coming to school and class.