Santa Cruz High School

  • Santa Cruz High School serves 1,062 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Santa Cruz High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.

Top Placements

Santa Cruz High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Santa Cruz High School's student population of 1,062 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,062 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Santa Cruz High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Santa Cruz High School is 0.55, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#2270 out of 9602 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
11%
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Hispanic
29%
54%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
61%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.550.64
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Graduation Rate
95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSanta Cruz City High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Santa Cruz Mission Hill Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 615 students
    0.3 miles
    425 King St.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 429-3860
    0.3 6-8 615
  • Santa Cruz Bay View Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 473 students
    0.5 miles
    1231 Bay St.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 429-3991
    0.5 K-5 473
  • Aptos Delta Charter Charter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 112 students
    0.7 miles
    6500 Soquel Dr. Bldg. 1190
    Aptos, CA 95003
    (831) 477-5212
    0.7 9-12 112
  • Santa Cruz Westlake Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 555 students
    1.0 miles
    1000 High St.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 429-3878
    1.0 K-5 555
  • Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County Community Alternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 637 students
    1.1 miles
    400 Encinal St.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 466-5728
    1.1 7-12 637

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