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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 71,152 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1030
2,110 responses
Average ACT
21
542 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
71,152
Free or Reduced Lunch
87.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$89,938
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,156/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$47,189
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$969
National
$949
Median Home Value
$224,600
National
$184,700

Fresno Unified School District Reviews

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My experience with Fresno Unified School District was amazing, I was born and raised in Fresno, California therefore that had been my home my whole life before college. I have nothing but appreciation for everyone who helped shape the person that I am today, whether that was a counselor, teacher, coach, adult, or other student, I believe this district truly focused on helping students succeed despite their backgrounds. With that said, I knew that if there was a problem, I could go to the district's office and make my voice be heard knowing that what I had to say would be taking into consideration by the people there. Thank you!
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Fresno Unified School District does a very fine job of making sure their student's health and education comes first. For example, in the year of 2020 our society faced huge challenges with the COVID-19 Virus. Fresno Unified Schools were forced to shut down, although they still gave their students plenty of learning opportunities. With this being said, many students could not live up to these opportunities because they did not have online resources to learn. Fresno Unified School Districts did not ignore these children in need, instead they handed out chrome books and even personal hot spot boxes to those students in need. All in all, my experience with Fresno Unified School Districts have been very pleasing and memorable. I would highly recommend my siblings and future children to attend any school in the Fresno Unified District because with every new challenge in the world this district has a solution. Not only are the solutions just solutions but they help our children and siblings.
For the most part the school district kept students safe, the rules and guidelines were for the most part like any other districts. Depending on which school you went to your education would vary, many schools within the FUSD district had great staff and students. We were your pretty average district, if you want your kids to be safe and get a pretty proper education I suggest searching each school some offer more than others. Fresno Unified gets some pretty bad rep saying we are too ghetto but that isnt really true we may be located in what you call the ghetto but the schools and students are far from it. Stepping foot onto one of the campuses may seem intimidating at first but once you start your experience you begin to see how much people truly care and how all stereotypes aren't true.