Pajaro Valley Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 8 public high schools serving 5,963 students in Pajaro Valley Unified School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in California.
Public High Schools in Pajaro Valley Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the California public high school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 56% statewide average).
The top ranked public high schools in Pajaro Valley Unified School District are Aptos High School, Diamond Technology Institute and New School Community Day. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Public High School in Pajaro Valley Unified School District have a Graduation Rate of 89%, which is more than the California average of 88%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Watsonville High School, with 93% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in California or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public high school average of 75% (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
8 Schools
2,813 Schools
# Students
5,963 Students
2,121,132 Students
# Teachers
260 Teachers
94,643 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1

District Rank

Pajaro Valley Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 485 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
0.32
0.65
# American Indian Students
7 Students
13,040 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
127 Students
247,507 Students
% Asian Students
2%
12%
# Hispanic Students
4,827 Students
1,111,792 Students
% Hispanic Students
81%
52%
# Black Students
24 Students
123,310 Students
% Black Students
1%
6%
# White Students
950 Students
527,008 Students
% White Students
16%
25%
# Hawaiian Students
6 Students
10,252 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
22 Students
85,551 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
-
15,469
# Students in 1st Grade:
5
16,291
# Students in 2nd Grade:
3
12,778
# Students in 3rd Grade:
5
12,660
# Students in 4th Grade:
2
13,193
# Students in 5th Grade:
5
14,190
# Students in 6th Grade:
92
24,623
# Students in 7th Grade:
84
34,954
# Students in 8th Grade:
106
36,302
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,561
492,925
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,464
481,177
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,362
473,092
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,274
485,872
# Ungraded Students:
-
7,588

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,393 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,033. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,493 is less than the state median of $16,124. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$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 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,393
$16,033
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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$15,493
$16,124
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 2017-18 school year data.

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

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: 5,963 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • 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
    : 0.32

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