Pajaro Valley Unified School District

294 Green Valley Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076-1300
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
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 2023 school year, there are 34 public schools serving 18,182 students in Pajaro Valley Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, 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).
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
34 Schools
10,296 Schools
# Students
18,182 Students
5,953,047 Students
# Teachers
863 Teachers
264,842 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1

District Rank

Pajaro Valley Unified School District, which is ranked #1499 of all 1,873 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 94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#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.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥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.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥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.
Graduation Rate
85%
85%
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 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.26
0.63
# American Indian Students
36 Students
28,347 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
228 Students
702,454 Students
% Asian Students
1%
12%
# Hispanic Students
15,468 Students
3,303,290 Students
% Hispanic Students
85%
56%
# Black Students
63 Students
306,607 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
2,197 Students
1,290,657 Students
% White Students
12%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
13 Students
25,750 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
177 Students
294,072 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
1,309
458,234
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,260
423,255
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,351
429,448
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,350
436,256
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,457
444,008
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,408
446,301
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,333
437,800
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,418
457,732
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,513
465,149
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,596
499,437
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,479
493,491
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,413
477,411
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,295
484,525
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,054 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,734. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,280 is less than the state median of $19,832. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$292 MM
$29 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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$314 MM
$29 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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,054
$19,734
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,280
$19,832
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best Pajaro Valley Unified School District Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Diamond Technology Institute Elementary School
Charter School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
112 Diamond Dr.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6225
Grades: 9-12
| 60 students
Rank: n/an/a
Alianza Charter
Charter School
115 Casserly Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6333
Grades: K-8
| 675 students
Rank: n/an/a
25 Amesti Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6250
Grades: K-5
| 509 students
Rank: n/an/a
1140 Menasco Dr.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 786-1310
Grades: K-5
| 417 students
Rank: n/an/a
Aptos High School
100 Mariner Way
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 728-7832
Grades: 9-12
| 1,435 students
Rank: n/an/a
1001 Hntngtn Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 688-3234
Grades: 7-8
| 624 students
Rank: n/an/a
321 Corralitos Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6366
Grades: K-6
| 483 students
Rank: n/an/a
202 Calabasas Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6368
Grades: K-6
| 575 students
Rank: n/an/a
440 Arthur Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 761-7699
Grades: 6-8
| 610 students
Rank: n/an/a
Duncan Holbert
140 Herman Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 761-6066
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
201 Brewington Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6270
Grades: 6-8
| 636 students
Rank: n/an/a
25 Holly Dr.
Freedom, CA 95019
(831) 728-6260
Grades: K-5
| 575 students
Rank: n/an/a
125 Alta Vista St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6243
Grades: K-5
| 491 students
Rank: n/an/a
300 Sill Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6371
Grades: K-5
| 531 students
Rank: n/an/a
2350 E. Lake Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6455
Grades: 6-8
| 538 students
Rank: n/an/a
235 Ohlone Pkwy.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 761-7940
Grades: K-5
| 442 students
Rank: n/an/a
Linscott Charter
Charter School
220 Elm St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6301
Grades: K-8
| 257 students
Rank: n/an/a
6860 Soquel Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 688-5211
Grades: K-6
| 329 students
Rank: n/an/a
515 Palm Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6321
Grades: K-5
| 546 students
Rank: n/an/a
New School Community Day
Alternative School
165 Harkins Slough Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 761-6140
Grades: 9-12
| 45 students
Rank: n/an/a
21 Bay Farms Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6977
Grades: K-5
| 431 students
Rank: n/an/a
Pacific Coast Charter
Charter School
294 Green Valley Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 786-2180
Grades: K-12
| 205 students
Rank: n/an/a
Pajaro Middle School
250 Salinas Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6238
Grades: 6-8
| 458 students
Rank: n/an/a
500 Harkins Slough Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-8102
Grades: 9-12
| 1,553 students
Rank: n/an/a
Pvusd Virtual Academy
Alternative School
250 E. Beach St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 786-2482
Grades: K-12
| 313 students
Rank: n/an/a
550 Rodriguez St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6469
Grades: K-5
| 478 students
Rank: n/an/a
Renaissance High Continuation
Alternative School
11 Spring Valley Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6344
Grades: 9-12
| 134 students
Rank: n/an/a
819 Pinehurst Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 688-2053
Grades: K-6
| 407 students
Rank: n/an/a
130 Herman Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6341
Grades: 6-8
| 638 students
Rank: n/an/a
225 Hammer Dr.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6974
Grades: K-5
| 535 students
Rank: n/an/a
330 Martinelli St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6315
Grades: K-5
| 535 students
Rank: n/an/a
250 Aptos Sch Rd.
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 728-7836
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Watsonville Charter School Of The Arts
Charter School
115 Casserly Rd. W. Campus
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-8123
Grades: K-8
| 398 students
Rank: n/an/a
250 E. Beach St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6390
Grades: 9-12
| 2,319 students

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 34 schools
  • Grades: K-12
  • Enrollment: 18,182 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≥50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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