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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Hayward Unified School District is a public school district located in Hayward, CA. It has 22,922 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
24411 Amador St
Hayward, CA 94544
Telephone
(510) 784-2600
Website

Hayward Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1060
796 responses
Average ACT
22
228 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
22,922
Free or Reduced Lunch
68.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$101,610
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$233,854,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,644/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$71,803
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,607
National
$949
Median Home Value
$403,127
National
$184,700

Hayward Unified School District Reviews

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The many people you meet there are absolutely amazing. There are teachers there that you will honestly never forget. Unfortunately, some of those teachers are not adequate at their job– though there are only a few of them. There are many police and staff guarding and walking around, however, they’re there for a reason. There are many students smoking in the bathroom and getting away with it, fights that don’t get broken apart fast enough and students leaving school without getting caught. Don’t get me wrong, most students are good. The good students, which are quite a lot, truly care about their grades and go absolutely above and beyond. So although the school may not seem so great, the certain aspects can really take your child farther into their future than you would think.
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The concept of equal opportunity always varies from equal outcomes. Of course all students may be entitled to free education, but not in terms of quality. I was lucky enough to be enrolled in the Hayward Unified School District my entire life until 2016. Located in an average area and away from luxurious accommodations, HUSD showed me to embrace not only my culture, but several others due to the diverse community. Yes, our schools were not the most prestigious due to lack of funding, but we made it welcoming with our respect for cultures. Moreover, my district made minorities feel like the majority making acts of racism rare. My mom participated in the Parent Teacher Association and I was able to see teachers and administration sharing the passion to help students succeed no matter their struggles or backgrounds. HUSD always had several resources for the best interest of the students, but just needs boost in funding and more parent participation to be a great school district.
The Hayward Unified School District is not some top tier district where many high ranked colleges look at. They are the underdogs, yet I’ve seen many students make do with what they are given and show that they can be just as smart and successful as students from other districts. HUSD lacks some resources and opportunities, however the people there are strong and determined and will do what it takes to get what they need.