Watsonville High School

250 E. Beach St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Watsonville High School serves 2,396 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (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 47% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,396 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 17%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Watsonville High School's student population of 2,396 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 101 teachers has grown by 26% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,396 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
101 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Watsonville High School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
17%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
47%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Watsonville High School 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
24:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
96%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Watsonville High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
n/a
5%
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White
3%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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Graduation Rate
86%
84%
This chart display graduation rate of Watsonville High School and public school graduation rate of California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Watsonville High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Watsonville High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Watsonville High School often compared to?
Watsonville High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Pajaro Valley High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
17% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 47% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Watsonville High School?
The graduation rate of Watsonville High School is 86%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Watsonville High School?
2,396 students attend Watsonville High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
96% of Watsonville High School students are Hispanic, 3% of students are White, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Watsonville High School?
Watsonville High School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Watsonville High School offer ?
Watsonville High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Watsonville High School part of?
Watsonville High School is part of Pajaro Valley Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,396 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Top 50%)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 17%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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