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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Santa Clara Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Santa Clara, CA. It has 15,367 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
Address
1889 Lawrence Rd
Santa Clara, CA 95052
Telephone
(408) 423-2000
Website

Santa Clara Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1230
755 responses
Average ACT
27
279 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
15,367
Free or Reduced Lunch
35.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$96,944
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%

Finances

Total Expenses
$236,790,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,481/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$108,609
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,096
National
$949
Median Home Value
$831,600
National
$184,700

Santa Clara Unified School District Reviews

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I like how the school district has surely taken efforts to become a better academic environment for its students. The atmosphere is welcoming to students and the staff members and administration really try to help all of their students succeed and make sure that they are able to take their skills into college and the working world. I enjoyed my experiences with the Santa Clara Unified School District; however a piece of advice that I would like to offer is to invest more into the music program. Over the years, the music program has slowly been dwindling, and it's only been one or two years since the music programs have started to thrive once again. The school district could reopen music programs in elementary schools and expose more students to music, because it really is a subject that is beneficial to the student population since it trains all parts of the human brain. Otherwise, it is a good place for students and really focuses on preparing them for the world ahead.
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I have lived in the Santa Clara District for my whole life. Elementary school wasn't the best. I learned multiplying in the fourth grade, when most people I know learned it in second or third grade. I always felt like in elementary we were behind on curriculum. Middle school was a bit better. I went to Buchser and it was a pretty good experience. There are kind teachers who really help you whenever you need it. I then went to Santa Clara High, which also had great teachers. There were some teachers that gave an extreme amount of homework, which didn't give me any free-time after school for extracurriculars or clubs.
My experience with Santa Clara Unified School District has been absolutely phenomenal, and has shaped me into the young woman I am today. All the way from pre-school through my senior year of high school, I've felt nothing but love and genuine care from the people in my community. If I could describe the teachers I've had in one word, it would be kind. Their natural compassion and concern towards ensuring I constantly do my best has made such a positive impact on me. Not only has the staff of my school district made a positive impact on me, but so have the students. I've been able to be apart of a second family throughout my years of schooling, and I've made unforgettable relationships. The environment in itself has always felt family based, and I've always felt at home when at school. I've gained life skills that have taught me how to be a good person, and I've gained wonderful experiences that have given me the opportunity to know good people.