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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
La Canada Unified School District is a top rated, public school district located in La Canada, CA. It has 4,135 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.

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High Schools in La Canada Unified School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1350
476 responses
Average ACT
30
226 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,135
Free or Reduced Lunch
1.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$94,097
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,046/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$161,517
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,851
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,404,000
National
$184,700

La Canada Unified School District Reviews

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Good education, small district, good teachers and classes . Teachers are willing to take an active part in helping the students if they need it. Have had a good experience here at the elementary, middle and high school. Like that I have had the same people to go to school with all 12 years. Get to know the community and the people so makes the experience so much better. I am glad that I was able to be part of LCUSD. I hope that others that come into the district have a good experience.
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Overall, the La Canada School district is very wealthy. Much of the parents went to these schools, so they donate loads of money. But the money is not spent wisely. This includes buying speakers for assemblies as opposed to buying tissues for teachers so they don't have to buy them out of their pocket. The school difficulty is hard and very competitive. If you are not a 4.0 GPA student, you are looked down upon amongst friends, teachers and peers. The school environment is toxic because of this. Pressure on children to get good grades take a toll unlike no other. Although competitive, it has its ups and downs.
I overall enjoy my high school experience at La Canada; however, I wish that the standards and expectations weren't as high for students because this results in extremely high stress levels.