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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Novato Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in Novato, CA. It has 7,419 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1200
546 responses
Average ACT
27
217 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,419
Free or Reduced Lunch
32.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,171
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,256/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$96,743
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,997
National
$949
Median Home Value
$732,200
National
$184,700

Novato Unified School District Reviews

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Administration cared more about status and standings of the school than the students' well being. The attitude of the general students towards the arts program students and the was aggressive and harsh, administration didn't help. Select teachers (especially in the history and English department) are very impressive and care about students' mental health, very unlike administration. They put money over students general health by making it mandatory to come to class while the air quality was rated UNHEALTHY and homes of students were in evacuated zones. If it was an inside campus, the school being open might have been beneficial, but this is an outside campus in which hundreds of young teens (and faculty) were forced to breathe in dangerous micro-particles which will effect their lungs and other organs for the rest of their lives, in order to get the school paid.
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I have been at the Novato Unified District since elementary school, now that I am a senior I have realized that there's nothing like it. The teachers that I have had go above and beyond to assist you! The academics are great as well, although I would have liked to have a wide variety of science classes to pick from. Overall, every campus that I have attended are very diversity with a friendly atmosphere!
Not only did I attend elementary school and middle school in Novato, but I also attended high school. The Novato unified school district has some of the most caring, hardworking, and mindful teachers and staff. They overall pushed me and molded me into the person I am today. NUSD ensures that students are successful, learn core values for life, and are prepared for what college has to offer. NUSD is an amazing school district that has served as not only an education promoting institution but as an institution that promotes students being citizens of their local area. They are able to do so through community service requirements which serve to direct students to be active community members.