Pajaro Valley Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 33 public schools serving 20,279 students in Pajaro Valley Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Pajaro Valley Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Pajaro Valley Unified School District are Rio Del Mar Elementary School, Valencia Elementary School and Aptos Junior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Pajaro Valley Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Pajaro Valley Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Pajaro Valley Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
33 Schools
10,331 Schools
# Students
20,279 Students
6,193,432 Students
# Teachers
831 Teachers
264,585 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

Pajaro Valley Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 989 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 89% has decreased from 90% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#1533 out of 1942 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Pajaro Valley Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pajaro Valley Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pajaro Valley Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
89%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Pajaro Valley Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.31
0.64
# American Indian Students
29 Students
32,922 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
331 Students
718,704 Students
% Asian Students
2%
12%
# Hispanic Students
16,543 Students
3,364,037 Students
% Hispanic Students
82%
54%
# Black Students
88 Students
337,146 Students
% Black Students
n/a
5%
# White Students
3,184 Students
1,436,430 Students
% White Students
16%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
18 Students
28,735 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
86 Students
272,786 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
1,693
530,118
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,624
456,635
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,563
454,067
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,584
445,793
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,635
464,993
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,662
470,389
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,695
484,412
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,577
474,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,585
471,620
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,561
492,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,464
481,188
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,362
473,097
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,274
485,902
# Ungraded Students:
-
8,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,897 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,053. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,502 is less than the state median of $14,597. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$282 MM
$28 MM
This chart display total revenue of Pajaro Valley Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$294 MM
$27 MM
This chart display total spending of Pajaro Valley Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,897
$15,053
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Pajaro Valley Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,502
$14,597
This chart display average spending per public school student in Pajaro Valley Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Pajaro Valley Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Rio Del Mar Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
819 Pinehurst Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 688-2053
Grades: K-6
| 593 students
Rank: #22.
Valencia Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
250 Aptos Sch Rd.
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 688-2013
Grades: K-6
| 558 students
Rank: #33.
Aptos Junior High School
Math: 49% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
1001 Hntngtn Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 688-3234
Grades: 7-8
| 662 students
Rank: #44.
Aptos High School
Math: 39% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
100 Mariner Way
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 728-7832
Grades: 9-12
| 1,478 students
Rank: #55.
Mar Vista Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6860 Soquel Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 688-5211
Grades: K-6
| 442 students
Rank: #66.
Diamond Technology Institute
Charter School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
112 Diamond Dr.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6225
Grades: 9-12
| 66 students
Rank: #77.
Linscott Charter
Charter School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
220 Elm St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6301
Grades: K-8
| 277 students
Rank: #88.
Bradley Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
321 Corralitos Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6366
Grades: K-6
| 548 students
Rank: #99.
Alianza Charter
Charter School
Math: 35% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
115 Casserly Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6333
Grades: K-8
| 670 students
Rank: #1010.
New School Community Day
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
165 Harkins Slough Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 761-6140
Grades: 7-12
| 55 students
Rank: #1111.
Watsonville High School
Math: 17% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
250 E. Beach St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6390
Grades: 9-12
| 2,116 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Freedom Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
25 Holly Dr.
Freedom, CA 95019
(831) 728-6260
Grades: K-5
| 640 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Watsonville Charter School Of The Arts
Charter School
Math: 26% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
115 Casserly Rd. W. Campus
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-8123
Grades: K-8
| 349 students
Rank: #1414.
Ohlone Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
21 Bay Farms Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6977
Grades: K-5
| 528 students
Rank: #1515.
Ann Soldo Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1140 Menasco Dr.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 786-1310
Grades: K-5
| 575 students
Rank: #1616.
Pacific Coast Charter
Charter School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
294 Green Valley Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 761-6021
Grades: K-12
| 184 students
Rank: #1717.
Starlight Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
225 Hammer Dr.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6974
Grades: K-5
| 646 students
Rank: #1818.
Pajaro Valley High School
Math: 13% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
500 Harkins Slough Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-8102
Grades: 9-12
| 1,406 students
Rank: #1919.
Mintie White Elementary School
Math: 19% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
515 Palm Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6321
Grades: K-5
| 654 students
Rank: #2020.
Hall District Elementary School
Math: 17% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Sill Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6371
Grades: K-5
| 557 students
Rank: #2121.
Landmark Elementary School
Math: 18% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
235 Ohlone Pkwy.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 761-7940
Grades: K-5
| 546 students
Rank: #2222.
Calabasas Elementary School
Math: 18% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
202 Calabasas Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6368
Grades: K-6
| 647 students
Rank: #2323.
H. A. Hyde Elementary School
Math: 19% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
125 Alta Vista St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6243
Grades: K-5
| 546 students
Rank: #2424.
T. S. Macquiddy Elementary School
Math: 16% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
330 Martinelli St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6315
Grades: K-5
| 607 students
Rank: #2525.
Cesar E. Chavez Middle School
Math: 11% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
440 Arthur Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 761-7699
Grades: 6-8
| 636 students
Rank: #2626.
Amesti Elementary School
Math: 18% | Reading: 12%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
25 Amesti Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6250
Grades: K-5
| 599 students
Rank: #2727.
Lakeview Middle School
Math: 10% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2350 E. Lake Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6455
Grades: 6-8
| 713 students
Rank: #2828.
Radcliff Elementary School
Math: 12% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
550 Rodriguez St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6469
Grades: K-5
| 550 students
Rank: #2929.
Rolling Hills Middle School
Math: 10% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
130 Herman Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6341
Grades: 6-8
| 629 students
Rank: #3030.
Pajaro Middle School
Math: 7% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
250 Salinas Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6238
Grades: 6-8
| 488 students
Rank: #3131.
E. A. Hall Middle School
Math: 6% | Reading: 16%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
201 Brewington Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6270
Grades: 6-8
| 656 students
Rank: #3232.
Renaissance High Continuation
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
11 Spring Valley Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6344
Grades: 9-12
| 145 students
Ceiba College Preparatory Academy
Charter School
260 W. Riverside Dr.
Watsonville, CA 95077
(831) 740-8800
Grades: 6-12
| 513 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 20,279 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.31

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