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San Jose Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in San Jose, CA. It has 32,454 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
Address
855 Lenzen Ave.
San Jose, CA 95126
Telephone
(408) 535-6000
Website

San Jose Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1220
1,321 responses
Average ACT
29
463 responses
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Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
32,454
Free or Reduced Lunch
44.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,156
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$336,127,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,403/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    3%

San Jose Unified School District Reviews

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I've been attending SJUSD schools from preschool to my Senior year in high school. I've had good experiences with these schools, meeting amazing teachers, students, and good friends. I feel safe at school; I've never felt any sort of fear when going to school and I generally have a good time attending SJUSD schools. If I were to change one thing, it would be to offer students with low GPAs more opportunities to "catch up" with higher GPA students. Give them necessary resources and give them as much attention as you do with high achievers.
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I grew up K-12 in the San Jose Unified School district: Cory Elementary, Trace Elementary, Hoover Middle School, and Lincoln High School. My favorite part about this district is the unity among the students and teachers. Teachers and administration tried their best to help their students in any way possible. I enjoyed growing up in this district, because all the schools I attended were preforming arts schools. I believe it is very important to have students grow up well rounded through the arts, mathematics, and other various subjects. The only aspect I would like to see improved in this district is their "college readiness" portion. Throughout my high school years, the career center, the place for career and college information, on campus could have prepared their high school students in a better manner. For example, a way to improve would be to meet with each student one-on-one to explore options and steps for how to get into a community college/ university.
I think that the teachers that are hired to work at the schools are very passionate about what they do. They really try to connect with their students and make their teachings interesting and applicable to the real world or what is going on right now. The staff that are working on campus are always very nice and willing to help you out if you need it. I really like the administration at my school, Pioneer High School, as they are willing to work to make connections with the students and work with them if they have a problem or see something that needs to be fixed.