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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
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
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
1090
1,033 responses
Average ACT
23
399 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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Although SCUSD is not the perfect school district, it really does try. I cannot speak for other schools in the district, but the high school that I graduated from is doing very well for itself. Not only did it receive a new football stadium after 10+ years of nothing but a dry grass field, Burbank also received a grant to remodel their bathrooms. While working alongside the district my high school was able to receive another grant to make the campus a more sustainable area. The grant provided Burbank with new garbage cans, recycling cans, and compost cans. I honestly do believe that our district is doing the best that it can to better all of the schools in the area.
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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.
I like how diverse my school is. There is literally every ethnicity at my school and it’s just awesome to see that. We all come from different backgrounds and places but we still all come together. I would like to see stronger math teachers. Math isn’t an easy subject and Junior year,myself and many many of my friends got C’s in math. Mind you, my friends and I are B+ or higher average students. Those out of my friend group and those in my class were getting Low D’s and F’s. The circiculum for common core is very challenging and our teachers go very fast to the point where know one understands and theres no time to stop to ask questions. Please better our math teachers and find a different way to teach common core, it’s hurting us all.