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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Fresno Unified School District is a public school district located in Fresno, CA. It has 73,356 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 34% in reading.
Address
2309 Tulare St
Fresno, CA 93721
Telephone
(559) 457-3000

Fresno Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1050
2,053 responses
Average ACT
22
584 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
73,356
Free or Reduced Lunch
87.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,326
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$793,385,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,810/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$44,853
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$931
National
$949
Median Home Value
$206,800
National
$184,700

Fresno Unified School District Reviews

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As a high school senior at Fresno Unified School District, this district has fulfilled my satisfaction as a student, but is desperately in need of some improvement.
I attended Yokomi Elementary, so I was exposed to a fairly newer campus. The education focuses on hands-on science, technology and math. The music program was wonderful, and has the best education in the district.
I attended Computech, which is the greatest education a middle school student in the district could receive. This middle school provides STEM career-ready pathways, and high school credit courses. Despite the poor reputation of the location due to high-crime rate, this school has the best middle school education in Fresno.
I currently attend Edison High School, right next door to the middle school. This school has the highest graduation rate in Fresno, and is quite possibly even the most diverse school in the city.
The district money should be spent more on campus rebuilding, rather than high school sports.
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My experience with Fresno Unified School District was pleasant.I got to enjoy all twelve years of elementary, middle school, and high school in the Fresno District area. The daily school breakfasts were good, although the lunch was sometimes upsetting. Staff was great, some teachers at school, those who were passionate about their job were understanding and patient. A lot of fun activities took place especially in high school. If there would be anything to improve Fresno Unified School District it would be to provide better lunch, plan more field trips so not only students in programs would have the opportunity to go on these study trips, and also having school therapists more available to students.
Overall, I find this district exceptional. There are improvements that can be made, such as teaching students to accept everyone despite any differences. I say this because I have been a victim of bullying for having a different religion. There were some, not many, but 2 or 3 teachers that I did not have a pleasant experience with. The district has many good sides to it, however. I have seen many improvements in joining the Fresno community and learn to help each other through whatever difficulties a student may face. The teachers, especially at Sunnyside, have been wonderful and so motivated to help each student out.

I am happy to have grown up here in the Fresno community.