Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A
- Diversitygrade B minus
- Teachersgrade A
- College Prepgrade unavailable
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade C minus
- Health & Safetygrade A minus
- Administrationgrade B minus
- Sportsgrade unavailable
- Foodgrade C+
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade C minus
Cupertino Union School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Sunnyvale, CA. It has 17,363 students in grades K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Cupertino Union School District Rankings
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Middle Schools in Cupertino Union School District
Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
grade B minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
Expenses Per Student
$12,783 / student
- Support Services33%
Living in the Area
Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade D+
- Good for Familiesgrade A+
- Housinggrade C
Median Household Income
Median Home Value
Cupertino Union School District Reviews
Rating 3.54 out of 5 13 reviews
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CUSD provides adequate education but teaches to the test. Scores are high because of socioeconomics. I have had at least one grandchild in a CUSD school for the past 15 years. CUSD has had some serious ethical problems during that time. When my oldest grandchild started in K, there was a serious child abuse issue and several administrators left under a cloud. There has been a lot of turnover in the administration since then and a lot of dissatisfaction. The district's handling of the crisis at West Valley was troubling, and the district was fined last year for violating the Political Reform Act. Relations between parents, the administration, and the board are often strained. However the latest superintendent seems very promising, and I hope he can lead the district into a happier, more child friendly place.
There are many teachers here that I've found to be amazingly supportive and passionate about their work, which has made my experience here so much better had I not had them as teachers. On the other, there are a very limited number of classes available for those wanting to pursue something outside the realm of STEM.
I liked Cupertino Union School District. In seventh and eighth grade, there are a lot of different classes that you can take that don't necessarily seem like "college prep" classes- such as jewelry or woodworking. The teachers aren't necessarily personable (that comes more in high school), but they are trying to help you succeed. Classes are usually interesting, as long as you pay attention to the teachers and get your work done. The library is a great place to hang out, and sometimes there is origami paper and an origami book there. The library also has many computers, which are good if you want to finish homework at school. Sports aren't necessarily school-wide events, but they're still important to some people. The food is not that filling; it's mostly just a bunch of one-dollar snacks. All in all, Cupertino Middle School was a fun place to hang out and make friends at.