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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Visalia Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in Visalia, CA. It has 28,879 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
5000 W. Cypress Ave.
Visalia, CA 93277

Visalia Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1120
860 responses
Average ACT
25
254 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
28,879
Free or Reduced Lunch
65.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,398
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$228,040,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,027/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    4%
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
$58,820
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$998
National
$949
Median Home Value
$224,100
National
$184,700

Visalia Unified School District Reviews

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Being a student who is apart of Visalia Unified School District one can easily see the positive attributes of the system in place. VUSD provides a safe environment for all students and allow everyone to express themselves through academics and through extracurricular activities. Overall the atmosphere is very positive and the resources provided to students are very extensive, from this students are able to follow their interests to the fullest extent.
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Something that I like about the Visalia Unified District is that they have created a good school environment where one can feel safe. In addition, they provided different club and activities that can relate to many different people. For instance, they offer Interact where they do volunteer work while on the other hand, there is E-sport that was form for many people who enjoy playing video games. However, a negative aspect of Visalia Unified School District are the teachers and administration. The reason for me saying this was because in the elementary school that I attended, there were a couple of teachers who appeared to stop caring about their students. In addition, many were not willing to offer help to a student who needed help after school. However, this review may contain some bias because I am generating my thoughts on what I have experience while someone else may have a complete different perspective about VUSD.
Having to volunteer at Park Visalia this past weekend was great. With a group of about 10 individuals, we decided to volunteer throughout the hours of 1pm - 3pm. The elders were brought down in a room to where we were. My resident named Jay had introduced himself to my group and the others while explaining his prior life experience with such joy. As a group we had been assigned to do activities and associate ourselves with them. Not only did we play games, but also guided them to their desired location with also cleaning and maintaining the kitchen.