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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  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
    C-
San Jose Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in San Jose, CA. It has 32,004 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
About San Jose Unified School District...
Address
855 Lenzen Ave
San Jose, CA 95126
Telephone
(408) 535-6090
Website

San Jose Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1230
1,673 responses
Average ACT
29
541 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
32,004
Free or Reduced Lunch
44.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,029
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$336,127,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,815/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    3%

San Jose Unified School District Reviews

107 reviews
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In my specific school, the academics are challenging, and the class offerings are great. There is a wonderful, inclusive environment, and the school hosts many rallies, wellness resources, and activities to enhance a positive learning experience. However, the counselors are quite inefficient, for students are on their own to get information and make decisions. The school lacks a system that informs students about the events going on and the opportunities available to them. In addition, many staff members are concerned with themselves and are not pleasant to converse with regarding school and academics. There have been several cases of teacher misconduct, or unqualified teachers, however, no action is taken to prevent and replace such teachers. There have also been several safety hazards, including fights on campus, and a very recent case of students taking drugs and attacking police officers.
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I personally would like the environment to be safer because at my school which I just graduated from this summer, there were fights at least 2-3 times a month.There are some great teachers and some are just terrible.The food is decent but I recommend you bring a lunch because they serve pizza almost every day, which is not good for your health. The coaches on sports teams are terrible. At track practice I was barely sweating and in this area, there's just not much athletic talent.As a young black man, I'd say San Jose isn't that diverse. The dominant race is latino, then white, and very few black and asians.The administration is great and they try their best to make our school better.Our music and arts program is phenomenal.At my graduation, the amount of people that graduated was amazing, about 90% of the 8th graders. Overall, my experience was decent in SJUSD.
After being apart of this district for 12 years, I am very grateful of their services to my education. Although I am grateful, some of their resources are very lacking in their effort. Many teachers care very little about their students and just worry on waiting for their paycheck. Teachers show vey little support to students struggling. The food at this district's schools is very unhealthy and most of the food looks like it should not belong in any students body. The cheese used for their pizza is very plastic-looking and there is no alternatives for vegans and vegetarians. The only good thing from this district is their high variety of performing arts and electives which gives their schools diversity.