Pajaro Valley Unified School District

294 Green Valley Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076-1300
(District boundaries shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 34 public schools serving 18,094 students in Pajaro Valley Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Pajaro Valley Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
34 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
18,094 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
834 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1

District Rank

Pajaro Valley Unified School District, which is ranked #252 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 88% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
#255 out of 1200 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Pajaro Valley Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
≥50%
34%
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 2020-21 school year data.
≥50%
49%
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 2020-21 school year data.
85%
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 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.28
0.63
# American Indian Students
34 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
235 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
2%
12%
# Hispanic Students
15,154 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
84%
56%
# Black Students
54 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
n/a
5%
# White Students
2,383 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
13%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
10 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
215 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
1,397
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,270
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,325
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,363
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,371
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,481
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,367
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,359
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,397
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,463
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,552
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,379
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,370
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,858 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has grown by 19% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,541 is less than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$341 MM
$116,387 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$317 MM
$107,188 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$18,858
$19,806
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Pajaro Valley Unified  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,541
$18,241
This chart display average spending per public school student in Pajaro Valley Unified  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Pajaro Valley Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

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
| 424 students
Rank: #22.
Diamond Technology Institute
Charter School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
112 Diamond Dr.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6225
Grades: 9-12
| 71 students
Rank: #33.
Valencia Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 64% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
250 Aptos Sch Rd.
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 728-7836
Grades: K-6
| 475 students
Rank: #44.
Aptos Junior High School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 58% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1001 Hntngtn Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 688-3234
Grades: 7-8
| 598 students
Rank: #55.
Aptos High School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 67% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
100 Mariner Way
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 728-7832
Grades: 9-12
| 1,419 students
Rank: #66.
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
| 360 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
| 253 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
| 496 students
Rank: #99.
Alianza Charter
Charter School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 39% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
115 Casserly Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6333
Grades: K-8
| 664 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: 9-12
| 36 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
| 2,396 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
| 523 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
| 393 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
| 402 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
| 392 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) 786-2180
Grades: K-12
| 169 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
| 495 students
Rank: #1818.
Pajaro Valley High School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 38% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Harkins Slough Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-8102
Grades: 9-12
| 1,562 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
| 518 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
| 496 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
| 443 students
Rank: #2222.
Calabasas Elementary School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 22% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
202 Calabasas Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6368
Grades: K-6
| 572 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
| 468 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
| 494 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
| 554 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
| 486 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
| 479 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
| 456 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
| 621 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
| 439 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
| 601 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
| 90 students
Rank: n/an/a
Duncan Holbert
140 Herman Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 761-6066
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Pvusd Virtual Academy
Alternative School
250 E. Beach St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 786-2482
Grades: K-12
| 249 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Pajaro Valley Unified School District?
Pajaro Valley Unified School District manages 34 public schools serving 18,094 students.
What is the rank of Pajaro Valley Unified School District?
Pajaro Valley Unified School District is ranked #252 out of 1,167 school districts in California (top 30%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Pajaro Valley Unified School District?
84% of Pajaro Valley Unified School District students are Hispanic, 13% of students are White, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Pajaro Valley Unified School District?
Pajaro Valley Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 22:1, which is equal to the California state average of 22:1.
What is Pajaro Valley Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $17,541 is less than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 34 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 18,094 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • : 85% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • : Top 30%
  • : ≥50% (Top 20%)
  • : ≥50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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