B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Sacramento City Unified School District is a public school district located in Sacramento, CA. It has 46,760 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
Address
5735 47th Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95824
Telephone
(916) 643-9000
Website

Sacramento City Unified School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1080
1,027 responses
Average ACT
23
412 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
46,760
Free or Reduced Lunch
70.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,406
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$473,966,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,923/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    4%

Sacramento City Unified School District Reviews

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As a current student at the Sacramento City Unified School District, I find the district fairly average but can work on many different issues they seem to never take care of for the students. To start with, they never fire any teachers that are terrible at teaching or may not even teach the class at all. Students may do better if they have teachers they like and are encouraged to do the work but with classes they hate they will not care about it. It does not help students to have bad teachers because it suspends their learning and does not help them to reach their full potential. SCUSD should focus also on preparing students for college. There are some programs that are "designed to prepare students for rigorous courses in college" but with bad teachers and sometimes standards of acceptance many students enter the program(s) where they are not very prepared. Many other districts have classes and courses for the SATs and college readiness but I believe that SCUSD may not have any.
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Sacramento City was the second college that I started attending. I previously went to San Joaquin Delta College for two years, and was not impressed with the atmosphere of the campus. One of my favorite things about Sacramento City College is the diversity. This campus celebrates diversity along with displaying different cultures around campus. Many times a month there's always a band playing or some kind of event that advertises local places in Sacramento. It's a very welcoming community and the campus is absolutely beautiful. I'm glad I made the switch to Sacramento City. Compared with Delta, the professor's here are some of the best that I've ever had. Many of the professors that I have taken the past year also compares much of the material in class to Sacramento. It educates us about the area, and that's also why I think Sacramento City goes along well with the community.
I've been a student within the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) since kindergarten, and am very grateful for the educational opportunities it has provided over the years. Some may be quick to point out the district's minor cons, but I believe that they they are all outweighed by its advantages. Most of the teachers are knowledgeable about their subjects and passionate about guiding students beyond the classroom. The student body reflects the diversity of the Sacramento area, and the variations between campuses ensure that students can find a school that best fits their needs.