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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Sacramento City Unified School District is a public school district located in Sacramento, CA. It has 46,595 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.

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
1,538 responses
Average ACT
23
523 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
46,595
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%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$58,456
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,179
National
$949
Median Home Value
$313,400
National
$184,700

Sacramento City Unified School District Reviews

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Although I joined the Health and Medical Science Academy at my school, which provides plenty of resources and supportive teachers, however, the majority of classes don't reach the basic level of the educational requirements, especially the foreign language ones. Additionally, there are always non-ended construction works, which unconditionally influence the overall academic atmosphere. Every next year the number of students significantly increase and I would like to see more coordinated leadership from administrators to keep it organized. The school provides free breakfast, lunch, and snacks for every student.
Overall, the school can offer you AP courses, ESL classes, academies, and a compact variety of sports and clubs. Regarding diversity, there are Asians, Latinos, Afro-Americans, Whites, and Middle Easterners. I like to think that we create the environment we live in, so check out the Hiram Johnson yourself.
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I used to attend school in Long Beach area, and the environment was totally different. I enjoy the more peaceful and open minded school environment that SCUCD has to offer! It has made the change so much more easier ! Plus the energy and vibes that people give off, are so much more welcoming!
My experience with SCUSD has been satisfactory. I have had a great experience with my teachers and engaging curriculum, albeit I have been in advanced placement academies since middle school, and enrolled in multiple ap classes and honors. I have heard complaints from friends in general ed about teachers putting forth minimal effort or being unfair, or classes moving at a slow pace. A lot of ap classes have been cut at my school; aside from a dual-enrollment honors geo course, there are no ap science classes offered, and ab and bc calc are combined. That being said, I love how diverse my school is and I think that there are plenty of resources for students that take advantage of them. Our track & field and wrestling teams are especially great too.