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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Santa Ana Unified School District is a public school district located in Santa Ana, CA. It has 54,505 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.
Address
1601 E Chestnut Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Telephone
(714) 558-5501
Website

Santa Ana Unified School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1080
1,481 responses
Average ACT
24
613 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
54,505
Free or Reduced Lunch
86.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,323
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$618,649,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,458/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    5%

Santa Ana Unified School District Reviews

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My experience at Santa Ana Unified School District was outstanding. The school district really made sure the students had all the resources they needed. The best part of this district is the community involvement. At this district, I got the opportunity to really get to know my community and how to improve it. I also got to find a hobby which is to help others who are not as fortunate as me. One thing I would like to see improvement on is more enforcement on trying to motivate the students to reach a higher education and more involvemnt from the parents. Thanks to the Santa Ana Unified District for supporting me!
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I would like to experience more diversity because there are mainly hispanics, like me, in my school district. I am part of Middle College High School where I get to take college courses along with high school classes and I like how I am able to do that because it prepares me to be successful in college. I like how the district always put events such as school fairs and ceremonies to recognize its teachers, students, staff, and administration. I am also part of Associated Student Body, so whenever we need something that needs approval, the district gladly helps us achieve our goal because they want to see us become more involved in both our school and community. I would not change my district because being part of it has taught me to great things such as how to develop rigor, balance school and work, and assimilate to different environments.
SAUSD was so helpful and so attentive to its students! My counselor was amazing and I really felt like my teachers cared for my education and success. The one thing I would change or rather add, is more events/workshops for students to help them grow in their passions and interests.