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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Hayward Unified School District is a public school district located in Hayward, CA. It has 19,909 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1070
618 responses
Average ACT
23
133 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
19,909
Free or Reduced Lunch
68.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$101,499
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$14,966/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$77,910
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,744
National
$949
Median Home Value
$451,992
National
$184,700

Hayward Unified School District Reviews

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I have been brought up on the Hayward Unified School District. From K-12 and all of college I have been educated close to my home. I'd appreciate the ability to continue education here but I need help financially. HUSD had helped me get through some rough patches of life, such as puberty, first sport, first achievement earned from the Hayward City Hall, and first admission into a CSU. Education is the stepping stone to any career choice. I believe that my education here could have been improved in high school. I graduated from Tennyson High School and strongly believe that indeed of being focused so aggressively on sports we could have encouraged more students to go to college. I believe the college and career center and AVID really helped me get into college. And for that I thank the system!
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A lot of AP Classes were offered here, which helped to further my education. There are many clubs and activities offered to the students. Tutoring is largely available to students for regular-paced classes; however, there aren't enough tutors for higher level courses like Calculus. Some issues would be using drugs which can be seen in bathrooms and constant school fights. The bathrooms seem like they are always closed as a result of drug usage, meaning that there is usually one one bathroom open for the entire large campus to a student. This school district is very diverse as it is in the Bay Area.
Well, some schools have great curriculum while others don't so, I would like to see all schools have the same so the students attending any school will have the same opportunity as others. Also, every school has an ambassador that's elected every year and there given an chance to change something in the school that would make the school better. The bad thing about it is that its only if the people in the Hayward Unified School District will like it, and they really don't see the need while in a student's perspective it might me really important. In my point there should be a certain amount given to each school to fix those things no matter what. I know there are many changes needed in schools. I went to an elementary school in which when we had to go to the bathroom more precisely to remove feces from our body the door for the toilet would be broken, so students will walk in and laugh because the would see you and your lower body naked and laugh at you.