Top 5 Best Santa Ynez Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 1,223 students in Santa Ynez, CA (there are 1 private school, serving 97 private students). 93% of all K-12 students in Santa Ynez, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Santa Ynez, CA are Santa Ynez Valley Union High School, Santa Ynez Elementary School and Santa Ynez Valley Charter. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Santa Ynez, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 68% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Santa Ynez have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Santa Ynez, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2975 E. Highway 246
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-6487
Grades: 9-12
| 852 students
Rank: #22.
Santa Ynez Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3325 Pine St.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 686-7310
Grades: 1-8
| 160 students
Rank: #33.
Santa Ynez Valley Charter
Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1224 Tyndall St.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 686-7360
Grades: K-8
| 172 students
Rank: #44.
Refugio High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2975 E. Highway 246
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-6487
Grades: 9-12
| 12 students
Rank: n/an/a
3525 Pine St.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 686-7300
Grades: K
| 27 students
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Santa Ynez, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Po Box 398
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-6487
Grades: 9-12
| 1,140 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Santa Ynez, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Santa Ynez, CA include Santa Ynez Valley Union High School, Santa Ynez Elementary School and Santa Ynez Valley Charter.
How many public schools are located in Santa Ynez, CA?
5 public schools are located in Santa Ynez, CA.
What percentage of students in Santa Ynez, CA go to public school?
93% of all K-12 students in Santa Ynez, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Santa Ynez, CA?
Santa Ynez, CA public schools minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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