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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 79 public schools in Santa Cruz County, CA, serving 36,919 students.
  • Santa Cruz County, CA public school have an average math proficiency score of 34% (versus the California public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 48% statewide average). Schools in Santa Cruz County have an average ranking in the top 50% of California public schools.
  • The top ranked public school in Santa Cruz County, CA are Pacific Collegiate Charter, Happy Valley Elementary School and Alternative Family Education. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California public school average of 23:1.

Top Santa Cruz County Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Alianza Charter Charter School
    Math: 27% | Reading: 29%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    115 Casserly Rd.
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831)728-6333

    Grades: K-8 | 670 students
  • Alternative Family Education Alternative School
    Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank: Top 10%
    840 N. Branciforte Ave.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831)429-3898

    Grades: K-12 | 128 students
  • Amesti Elementary School Math: 12% | Reading: 14%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    25 Amesti Rd.
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831)728-6250

    Grades: K-5 | 599 students
  • Ann Soldo Elementary School Math: 12% | Reading: 20%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1140 Menasco Dr.
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831)786-1310

    Grades: K-5 | 575 students
  • Aptos High School Math: 42% | Reading: 76%
    Rank: Top 30%
    100 Mariner Way
    Aptos, CA 95003
    (831)728-7832

    Grades: 9-12 | 1478 students
  • Aptos Junior High School Math: 42% | Reading: 56%
    Rank: Top 50%
    1001 Hntngtn Dr.
    Aptos, CA 95003
    (831)688-3234

    Grades: 7-8 | 662 students
  • Ark Independent Studies Alternative School
    840 N. Branciforte Ave.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831)429-3898

    Grades: 9-12 | 61 students
  • Bay View Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 50%
    Rank: Top 50%
    1231 Bay St.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831)429-3991

    Grades: K-5 | 473 students
  • Bonny Doon Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank: Top 30%
    1492 Pine Flat Rd.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831)427-2300

    Grades: K-6 | 168 students
  • Boulder Creek Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 53%
    Rank: Top 50%
    400 Lomond St.
    Boulder Creek, CA 95006
    (831)338-6413

    Grades: K-5 | 513 students
  • Bradley Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 46%
    Rank: Top 50%
    321 Corralitos Rd.
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831)728-6366

    Grades: K-6 | 548 students
  • Branciforte Middle School Math: 37% | Reading: 55%
    Rank: Top 50%
    315 Poplar St.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831)429-3883

    Grades: 6-8 | 482 students
  • Brook Knoll Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 75%
    Rank: Top 10%
    151 Brook Knoll Dr.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831)423-2454

    Grades: K-5 | 547 students
  • C. T. English Middle School Math: 70% | Reading: 79%
    Rank: Top 10%
    23800 Summit Rd.
    Los Gatos, CA 95033
    (408)353-1123

    Grades: 6-8 | 231 students
  • Calabasas Elementary School Math: 13% | Reading: 16%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    202 Calabasas Rd.
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831)728-6368

    Grades: K-6 | 647 students
  • Ceiba College Preparatory Academy Charter School
    Math: 26% | Reading: 48%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    260 W. Riverside Dr.
    Watsonville, CA 95077
    (831)740-8800

    Grades: 6-12 | 513 students
  • Cesar E. Chavez Middle School Math: 13% | Reading: 24%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    440 Arthur Rd.
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831)761-7699

    Grades: 6-8 | 636 students
  • Costanoa Continuation High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    840 N. Branciforte Ave.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831)429-3898

    Grades: 9-12 | 89 students
  • Cypress Charter High School Charter School
    Math: 20-29% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank: Top 50%
    2039 Merrill St.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831)477-0302

    Grades: 9-12 | 140 students
  • De Laveaga Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 54%
    Rank: Top 30%
    1145 Morrissey Blvd.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95065
    (831)429-3807

    Grades: K-5 | 550 students
  • Del Mar Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 58%
    Rank: Top 30%
    1959 Merrill St.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831)477-2063

    Grades: K-5 | 402 students
  • Delta Charter Charter School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    6500 Soquel Dr. Bldg. 1190
    Aptos, CA 95003
    (831)477-5212

    Grades: 9-12 | 112 students
  • Diamond Technology Institute Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank: Top 50%
    112 Diamond Dr.
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831)728-6225

    Grades: 9-12 | 66 students
  • E. A. Hall Middle School Math: 7% | Reading: 15%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    201 Brewington Ave.
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831)728-6270

    Grades: 6-8 | 656 students
  • Freedom Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 22%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    25 Holly Dr.
    Freedom, CA 95019
    (831)728-6260

    Grades: K-5 | 640 students
  • Gault Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1320 Seabright Ave.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831)429-3856

    Grades: K-5 | 375 students
  • Green Acres Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank: Top 50%
    966 Bostwick Ln.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831)475-0111

    Grades: K-5 | 375 students
  • H. A. Hyde Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 22%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    125 Alta Vista St.
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831)728-6243

    Grades: K-5 | 546 students
  • Happy Valley Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank: Top 5%
    3125 Branciforte Dr.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95065
    (831)429-1456

    Grades: K-6 | 120 students
  • Harbor High School Math: 39% | Reading: 60%
    Rank: Top 50%
    300 La Fonda Ave.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831)429-3810

    Grades: 9-12 | 926 students
  • Lakeview Middle School Math: 7% | Reading: 15%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2350 E. Lake Ave.
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831)728-6455

    Grades: 6-8 | 713 students
  • Landmark Elementary School Math: 15% | Reading: 13%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    235 Ohlone Pkwy.
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831)761-7940

    Grades: K-5 | 546 students
  • Linscott Charter Charter School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    220 Elm St.
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831)728-6301

    Grades: K-8 | 277 students
  • Live Oak Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank: Top 30%
    1916 Capitola Rd.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831)475-2000

    Grades: K-5 | 332 students
  • Loma Prieta Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank: Top 10%
    23800 Summit Rd.
    Los Gatos, CA 95033
    (408)353-1106

    Grades: K-5 | 274 students
  • Show 44 more public schools in Santa Cruz County, CA (out of 79 total schools)
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