5 North State school districts named best for your buck

Apr 1, 2015 12:29 PM by News Staff

Five North State school districts have been named on a new list featuring the "best school districts for your buck" in California.

The list, released by personal finance website NerdWallet, features the Shasta Union High School District in the 4th spot, Siskiyou Union High School District at 7th, Sutter Union High School District at 8th and the Durham Unified School District 10th.

According to NerdWallet, Shasta Union High School District makes the list because of a strong graduation rate, solid test scores and housing costs of $234,600. Additionally the three high school's Shasta, Enterprise and Foothill offer students a variety of extracurricular activities.

The Siskiyou Union High School District made the list because like Shasta, homes are among the more affordable of those on list at $240,000. The district's largest high school, Mount Shasta, scores a 7 out of 10 at GreatSchools, and offers courses ranging from music theory to business law.

Sutter Union High School comes in at the 8th spot and according to nerd wallet, the district boasts a high graduation rate and housing is the lowest on the list at $219,000.

Scott Valley Unified School District in Siskiyou County made the list thanks to both Etna and Fort Jones elementary schools being California distinguished schools, and Scott Valley High School's impressive test scores. Scott Valley housing is also at the cheaper end of all districts featured on the list with home values around $212,800.

The Durham Unified School District also made the top ten because of its small class sizes and graduation rates of 94.5 percent with 86 percent going on to graduate from post-secondary education.

The Davis Joint Unified School District was named the state's best value school district, you can read the full list here.

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