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70%
  • Mountain View Elementary
  • 5465 Queen Anne Ln., Santa Barbara
  • Goleta Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 329
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
69%
  • Foothill Elementary
  • 711 Ribera Dr., Santa Barbara
  • Goleta Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 460
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
67%
  • Washington Elementary
  • 290 Lighthouse Rd., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 626
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
65%
  • Hope Elementary
  • 3970-a La Colina Rd., Santa Barbara
  • Hope Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 336
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
61%
  • La Colina Junior High
  • 4025 Foothill Rd., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 831
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
60%
  • Peabody Charter
  • 3018 Calle Noguera, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 749
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
59%
  • Monte Vista Elementary
  • 730 N. Hope Ave., Santa Barbara
  • Hope Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 349
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
57%
  • Vieja Valley Elementary
  • 434 Nogal Dr., Santa Barbara
  • Hope Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 346
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
52%
  • San Marcos Senior High
  • 4750 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,086
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
49%
  • Roosevelt Elementary
  • 1990 Laguna St., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 613
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
46%
  • Santa Barbara Junior High
  • 721 E. Cota St., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 820
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
43%
  • Santa Barbara Senior High
  • 700 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,232
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
42%
  • Hollister Elementary
  • 4950 Anita Ln., Santa Barbara
  • Goleta Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 472
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
39%
  • Adams Elementary
  • 2701 Las Positas Rd., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 569
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
38%
  • La Cumbre Junior High
  • 2255 Modoc Rd., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 481
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
37%
  • El Camino Elementary
  • 5020 San Simeon Dr., Santa Barbara
  • Goleta Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 255
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
29%
  • Monroe Elementary
  • 431 Flora Vista Dr., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 512
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
25%
  • Adelante Charter
  • 1102 E. Yanonali St., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 254
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
22%
  • Open Alternative
  • 4025 Foothill Rd., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 167
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
21%
  • Cleveland Elementary
  • 123 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 379
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
21%
  • Franklin Elementary
  • 1111 E. Mason St., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 594
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
20%
  • Santa Barbara Community Academy
  • 850 Portesuello Ave., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 300
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
18%
  • Mckinley Elementary
  • 350 Loma Alta Dr., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 411
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
17%
  • Harding University Partnership
  • 1625 Robbins St., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 416
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
n/a
  • Alta Vista Alternative Junior High
  • 215 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 1
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 2:1
n/a
  • La Cuesta Continuation High
  • 710 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 133
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
n/a
  • Santa Barbara County Rop-south
  • Po Box 6307, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara County ROP
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: n/a
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • Santa Barbara County Community
  • Po Box 6307, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara County Office of Education
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 67
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
n/a
  • Alta Vista Alternative High
  • 215 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 148
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 47:1
n/a
  • Santa Barbara County Special Education
  • Po Box 6307, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara County Office of Education
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 171
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 8:1
n/a
  • Santa Barbara County Juvenile Court
  • Po Box 6307, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara County Office of Education
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 71
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
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Santa Barbara school information

IndexSanta BarbaraCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores43%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools328,30879,221
Total private schools173,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools131,0857,963
The Santa Barbara, CA educational system consists of 32 public schools, 17 private schools and 13 post-secondary schools. Santa Barbara public schools have average test scores of 43% which is 12% higher than than the California average and 13% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Santa Barbara public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.6% have completed high school, 45.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 7.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Santa Barbara

IndexSanta BarbaraCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade84.8%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school83.6%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college71.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree52.4%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors45.9%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters18.8%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.5%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.5%1.6%1.3%

There are a total of 32 public schools, 17 private schools and 13 post-secondary schools in Santa Barbara. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Santa Barbara, CA schools is 43%. The average student to teacher ratio is 20:1. In Santa Barbara, CA, an average of 84.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 83.6% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Santa Barbara schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Santa Barbara, CA schools.

Source: The Santa Barbara, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.