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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Gilroy Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in Gilroy, CA. It has 11,118 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

Gilroy Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1170
498 responses
Average ACT
25
127 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,118
Free or Reduced Lunch
55.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,434
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,336/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$94,548
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,761
National
$949
Median Home Value
$636,200
National
$184,700

Gilroy Unified School District Reviews

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Personally, I truly enjoyed the ability to take part in the Biomedical Science Academy that they have at Gilroy High School, because not many schools in our area have the program. Both high schools offer a lot of different class options for the many interests of the students, which is incredibly helpful as students are beginning to try to find out what they would like to pursue as a future career. The schools have many teachers that genuinely care for the well-being of students and it is very apparent that the teachers are there to help the students achieve academic greatness. Although there is much to love about the schools in this district, there are also many issues. From elementary to high school, there is quite a bit of bullying that occurs to some students, and it doesn't seem like much has been done to stop or address this issue. Another issue that is apparent is the school spirit at some schools is very minimal and it seems like the students just aren't happy to be there.
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All I can say is after fleeing my war torn country, the Gilroy unified school district gave me a home and helped me start school again. The gilroy unified administration that attended to my documentation we’re very sweet and kind people to me. With their help I attended Christopher Highschool, got perfect grades and moved to college. I was a little lost getting into the whole new system but I was very grateful to have people in this school districts who not only care for your education but the fact that your happy to learn, I’m very grateful to this people and totally recommend the gilroy unified school district for any new comers into the state and mote importantly the country.
I have had a great experience with the Gilroy Unified School District. I was involved in the Biomedical Science Program at Gilroy High and the Dual Immersion Program at Las Animas, South Valley, and Gilroy High. I have been extremely happy with these programs and the teachers I have had within these programs. Some of the sports could be improved at Gilroy High, specifically finding a track and field coach, but regardless I have had a good experience with the Gilroy Unified School District.