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  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  7. Administration
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Sacramento City Unified School District is a public school district located in Sacramento, CA. It has 46,737 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.
About Sacramento City Unified School District...
Address
5735 47th Ave
Sacramento, CA 95824
Telephone
(916) 643-9000
Website

Sacramento City Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1100
1,393 responses
Average ACT
23
484 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
46,737
Free or Reduced Lunch
68.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,658
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$473,966,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,878/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%

Sacramento City Unified School District Reviews

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Sacramento City Unified School District fails to equally serve all students in terms of having a proper and fair high school education. Teachers within the district discriminate against certain races and genders, send students out of their classes, and force hours of homework (per class) onto students on a daily basis. This not only destroys the mental makeup of kids by their teenage years, but heavily impacts the path on which these kids will take for the rest of their lives. High schoolers go home and wake up each morning sleep deprived and stressed -- two things known to cause a destructive mental and physical state. High schoolers in this district are being broken down by the people who are in charge of how their lives will progress until adulthood. The Sacramento City Unified School District needs both an educational and a fundamental change.
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I like that the SCUSD provides each student with a diverse experience. I am thankful for the free education I received here all these years, however, the student's right's and safeties are often disregarded by my school's administration. Although my experience was far from pleasurable, I couldn't imagine going to any other school. While I wasn't taught much inside of the classroom, I was challenged by school politics and social issues that have prepared me for the real world. My fellow students and I have made our voices heard to our administration through our student lead walkouts and spirit days dedicated to recovering from past elections. I cannot speak for my fellow classmates, but this has been my personal experience.
From my experience, teachers have been okay, and administration at school is mismanaged. The teachers are a hit or miss. They are either highly educated and very organized or do not know enough about the subject and do not have their class in order. Teaching is very inconsistent across classes of the same level as well. If you are in a program the teachers tend to be better, but for general education students, the teachers are lacking in organization and difficulty. Luckily my high school offers an advanced program, Humanities and International Studies Program, which has some great teachers. The administration at my school is inefficient and does not work with students problems. Counselors are also very inefficient in their work and do not help students enough with the transition to college. Overall, the district does not have enough money and budget cuts have been made, but last year we had the SAT payed for the students for one test and AP tests this years are payed for.