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Valencia Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $499,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,980.

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Posted June 2, 2013

What an amazing school!! The teachers are very dedicated to the education of the children. The principal stands behind her teachers and is the most accessible and hands on administrator that I have ever met. The Home and School Club raises money and is able to keep the arts in the school as well as so many other programs. One of my favorite programs would be the reading program. My son struggles with reading and he is able to have instructional reading in small groups and at his level. His growth this past year is overwhelming. The children who succeed quickly are encouraged to work at higher levels in small reading groups as well. This school has a lot to offer to every child. I am thrilled to be a part of the Valencia community. Go Sea Stars! Did I mention that it also is a Green Certified School?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

This is THE leading elementary school in the entire district. The staff, faculty and parents are wonderful and invested in making this an academically challenging environment for ALL students. The principal has introduced core values that include respect, responsibility and kindness as well as always putting in their best effort. There is an active parent group (Home & School Club) that actually raises enough money to supplement the education process by funding additional teachers and aides. They also fund the entire Arts and Enrichment curriculum as well as making up for the budget crisis on a per classroom level. Tons of communication on the web, Facebook, e-mail and the occasional letter home. Valencia is also working towards being the first school in our district to be a certified Green School and has already been designated as such by the Aptos Chamber of Commerce. I'm grateful to have such a wonderful school right here in our backyard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

Dedicated faculty and staff, rigorous academics, good mix of students (various ethnic and socio-economic), strong parent community. The Principal and staff are, like their cohorts at other public schools, making miracles with a bare-bones budget. There is a reason our teaching staff has minimal turnover - this community supports learning, both students and teachers alike. Innovative teaching practices like RTI, science for intermediate grades, arts and choir, fitness are provided by the fundraising of a strong parent community. The playground is open for all children -- a Boundless Playground with full wheelchair accessibility. Public schools are different from years ago but Valencia innovates in spite of budget limitations. Any problems at the school are only because of district financial constraints, such as larger classes and limited operating funds. We are fortunate to live in the Valencia community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2013

I am completely disappointed in this school on multiple levels. My son is an advanced student and we met with the principle before enrollment to ensure an environment that he could flourish in. This has been a complete disappointment. The school prides themselves in being" paperless" this is there reasoning for complete lack of communication. I never know what is going on in there school because there is no newsletter. There website is terribly out of date. I just feel no school pride. No awards assembly, no spirit day. My son has completely lost the love to LEARN. The principle is M.I.A. and there is no P.T.A.?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

My daughter is going to this school for her k& 1st year and then moved to Sonora for her next 2 years and when she came back ... they were so WONDERFUL ... the teachers new what was going on .. they new where to sit the good and needing work kids ... they also new that i am a working mother and helped with my schedule to be apart of my daughters ... schooling helped me help her advance ... now my daughter reads above her grade level and is excellent in math and science ... AND LEARNS and loves a lot with her after school program ... i LOVE THIS school ... and she is not afraid to ask for help the teachers are so inviting ... to her ... and that is what i love a lot ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2012

I've been amazed at how quickly and how much my children have learned at Valencia. My kindergartner is reading, my 2nd grader is a math whiz (add/subtract/multiply/word problems and much more). I believe many of the teachers go way over and above what is expected. They obviously enjoy what they do and make learning fun and engaging. They offer an arts program, choir, PE, computers, library time and other weekly perks. The principal and custodian seem to know every child by name. Class sizes are large but so is parental involvement which helps the success of every student. They take bullying seriously and teach kids how to behave respectfully. My only 2 complaints are that the school starts too early: 7:45 (and hence lets out too early) and the school lunches aren't the healthiest (but the kids do seem to like them). I highly recommend this school for the teachers, staff and community. And also another perk, the parents are NICE and not overly competitive with their kids' successes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Wonderful school set back among the redwoods, excellent committed teachers, dedicated hardworking parent club, new fully accessible playground for kids with disabilities, 2 computer labs, teachers using smart boards & more technology to come, arts education, and site improvement in the works! Valencia is a great public school option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

the most beautiful location for an elementary school. teachers, admin, students, home & school club all rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

dedicated teachers, great parent involvement, and diverse community of students


Posted February 29, 2008

I agree that the principal & teachers at Valencia are very caring and everyone knows my child. But I have been disappointed in the curriculum. My daughter has spent K and 1st grade there and it is a bare-bones education - reading & math only. Important, of course! - but there is no science, history, or music! dksljdflj taught to these little ones! Not only In both K and 1st grade there are entire afternoons spent watching TV cartoon videos and reading cartoon storybooks. I find this very disappointing since there is so much great material out there for kids. I have been supplementing her education at home so much that I'm considering private school or homeschooling now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2007

I was extremely impressed with my son's first year at Valencia. The level of parental involvement is outstanding, his teacher was fabulous, the principal is omnipresent! She stands outside managing the traffic as children are dropped off, is outside during recess, and oversees the children as they get on the buses. Every teacher I have met personally is extremely caring, nurturing, and supportive. I feel fortunate that we are in this district! Comments: I wish there were more children of color, but that reflects our community makeup; and I would especially like to see a better racial mix of teachers and staff members in the future. Also, it's sad that the budget does not allow for a robust music program. In my day every child who wanted to started learning instruments in school at age seven!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2007

Our children attended a local Christian private school here in Aptos and we thought they would be ahead of this school when they transferred. Wrong! This school's academics program is superior and the environment here is fantastic for the overall development of our children. I kick myself for paying tuition the past years when I could have had a better school here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

This is an excellent school. I cannot say enough about it. The teachers expect parent involvement which is surprising and slightly frustrating if you are busy, but the result ends up being a well connected faculty and parent body as well as well behaved children due to the actual ratio of students to adults being better because of parent participation. This school was recently grades as one of the top 5% in California and I can see why.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

As a kindergarten parent, we haven't had the opportunity yet to join sports or music or art classes or clubs, but I have observed excellent academic standards and progress as well as a high level of parent involvement. I can't wait to have my child continue in Valencia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2005

This school is a 'good school'. The teachers are nice and the parents work hard to support the school. For my child I found that it was not challenging educationally and did not meet her needs socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2005

Valencia is a community school with excellent emphasis on educational goals, citizenship and safety.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted April 28, 2005

Without a doubt, the best in the central coast!!! I have been a student teacher at Valencia, so I have seen the whole shabang. From my first hand experience with working in dozens of schools in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties,I can say Valencia is the best I've seen. Valencia is a nuturing environment for your child. Academically, Valencia provides challenging environment that stays positive and focused on the child's needs. The school is enriched with art, physical education and interesting learning activities that get studetns excited about learning. The staff is heartfully devoted to bettering things in favor of the entire population of the school and they are a working example of how a school staff should work together. Cooperation is evedent between all parties: teachers, staff, faculty, parents and students. You can trust Valencia school will be a supportive part of your child's education and development. A beautiful community!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 26, 2005

Teachers are very strict, which is good. they stay on top of every child's academic needs. There is a diverse economic range, but it doesn't matter to the children. Everyone's happy campers!
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

855

Change from
2012 to 2013

+9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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API score

855

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2012 to 2013

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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70%

2011

 
 
77%

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80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females71%
Males44%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
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Students with no reported disability61%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students85%
Females92%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Females62%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females74%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Females54%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students64%
Females57%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females73%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students75%
Females76%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students76%
Females70%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Females82%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females69%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 26%
Hispanic 25% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 11%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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250 Aptos School Road
Aptos, CA 95003
Phone: (831) 688-2013

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