RATINGS
District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated below average in school quality.


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ACADEMICS
District Academic Progress

This district has a larger number of schools whose students are making less academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.


ACADEMICS
Academic Summary
Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.

ACADEMICS
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Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.

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Teachers & Staff
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Reviews From Schools in Pajaro Valley Unified School District
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Parent / Guardian
April 28, 2022
MY CHILD HAS LEFT THE SCHOOL BECAUSE OF THE BULLYING. My child has been BULLIED at Aptos Middle School. She needed help with her homework and the men looked at her and laughed. That is not appropriate... More
Parent / Guardian
March 17, 2022
best school in watsonville my student has all a's in class people their are very respecful
Parent / Guardian
December 13, 2021
We absolutely love Rio! We were bit worried based on the reviews, but we are very happy with our child's experience so far. Teachers and staff are very friendly and hands on. My son loves his... More