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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Vacaville Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in Vacaville, CA. It has 12,952 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
Address
401 Nut Tree Rd
Vacaville, CA 95687
Telephone
(707) 453-6117
Website

Vacaville Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1150
546 responses
Average ACT
25
123 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,952
Free or Reduced Lunch
40.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,866
Teachers in First/Second Year
1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$96,335,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,638/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$77,807
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,470
National
$949
Median Home Value
$354,600
National
$184,700

Vacaville Unified School District Reviews

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Currently in the Vacaville unified school district I am going into my senior year at Will C. Wood high school. The school has given me many great advantages such as my joining the Vacaville early college high school program in freshman year and taking college courses through solano with free books, tuition and units. This program was and still is amazing leading me to be one semester away from an AA degree in biology at Solano community college upon graduation. I joined the swim team junior year and the it has been nothing less than amazing. My favorite thing about VUSD is the staffs general interest in your success with a few bad apples in the mix that I personally did not experience too much of. Something I would definitely like to see change is the blinding intensity of some of the AP courses. Certain classes such as AP US history require a relentless 1,400 flash cards while they rarely use them just to get the point across that the expectations are higher for college credit.
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I spent my whole life in the VUSD, and enjoyed every moment of it. I felt safe, valued, respected, and well taught every year I was in school. The faculty and staff always seemed to care about the students' lives, making you feel as if you were one of their own children. Majority of the teachers cared for your education with more honor than expected, doing their jobs as if they weren't just there for a paycheck.
I think the number one issue with the VUSD is something you see more as an outsider looking in, or as someone much older-- funding. Their funding tends to be sent to their main few schools, rather than dispersed well through the district. This uneven funding led some schools to have parking lot facilities while another had a spectacular campus.
My parents moved our family of five to Vacaville in 1999 in search of highly ranked schools for my siblings and myself. I have attended schools in the Vacaville Unified School District from Kindergarten to High School. I will graduate this 2018 with a 4.2 GPA, a member of the GATE program and CSF club for academic excellence in High School. Most of my success is due to the high standards set by my teachers. Most of all I enjoyed the school spirit and sense of community. The opportunity to participate in sports programs gave me team building skills I need to succeed in life. Besides excelling in academics this school district offered many extracurricular activities such as recycling for a greener world, ham runs, turkey trots, educational field trips and camps, basket raffles, fundraising, carnivals and several volunteer opportunities. All in all it was the ideal place to raise a family.