How good are the schools in Santa Barbara, CA?

Santa Barbara encompasses 25 public elementary, middle and high schools. Santa Barbara also has 29 private schools. Ten high schools are recognized on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

Santa Barbara is also home to two colleges and/or universities, one of which earned a place on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings.

College Readiness Index

Index Score: 7.0 /10

How we calculate this.


Santa Barbara has a higher score than similarly sized metro areas.

School Stats

Total Students
23,407
Total Teachers
1,263

Student-Teacher Ratio

19:1

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

All High Schools in Santa Barbara

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.