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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Santa Ana Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in Santa Ana, CA. It has 53,131 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.

Santa Ana Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1090
1,899 responses
Average ACT
24
747 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
53,131
Free or Reduced Lunch
86.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$109,726
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$618,649,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,218/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$52,347
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,451
National
$949
Median Home Value
$248,771
National
$184,700

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 first moved here in Santa Ana around seven years ago and enrolled in middle school. I was not exposed to the new exposure and my surroundings, however, I very much began to appreciate the hard work and time spent to help, tutor, counsel, etc. the students. I was particularly involved with the community and participated in several events that encouraged the growth of young minds and provided the chance to expose incoming grade students to the opportunities the district and schools offered. They also generate extracurricular summer opportunities like CTE courses, advancing in credits, volunteer opportunities, also one of the opportunities I had taken advantage of, internship courses. One of the most important things this district does to me is that they highly encourage and actually involve student and family input.
Santa Ana Unified District is a very extraordinary district. Everyone here is so caring and understandable! All adults tend to make us feel safe and encourage us to strive for the better. We all stay connected and show respect everywhere! My peers always have a blast in school activities. All the adults here are very helpful. College is well explained and our higher ed teachers always make sure we choose good grades. SAUSD is always here for you. We are SAUSD a very astonishing district!