400 Encinal St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Santa Cruz County Special Education serves 92 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Santa Cruz County Special Education placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Santa Cruz County Special Education's student population of 92 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Total Students
92 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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School Rankings

Santa Cruz County Special Education is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Santa Cruz County Special Education is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#8461 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Santa Cruz County Special Education and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Santa Cruz County Special Education and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
12%
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Hispanic
24%
54%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
60%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.58
This chart display the diversity score of Santa Cruz County Special Education and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
(17-18)
<50%
84%
Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Santa Cruz County Special Education and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Santa Cruz County Special Education and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 92 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50% (Top 1% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.58 (Top 50%)

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