Pajaro Valley Unified School District is a public school district located in Watsonville, CA. It has 20,400 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.
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Pajaro Valley Unified School District Reviews
What I liked most is that they know how to hire teachers. My teachers at Aptos High. They were almost all so eager and ready to help and teach me as a student. I could always count on them for homework help, advice, and sometimes emotional support. What I didn't like was the lack of pay cuts and deductions from our teachers. The adminstration heads didn't deserve more money our teachers do! They are the ones engaging with students, teaching students, and even learning from students. They work twice as hard.
Pajaro Valley Unified School District is rich in culture and diversity. Pajaro Valley High School and Watsonville High School both offer a course Coastal Ecology also called WATCH. WATCH stands for Watsonville Area Teens Conserving Habitats. This is an honors course, which is offered to high school students starting in their sophomore year. This course helps prepare high school students for college; it is rigorous work and students conduct a 6 week research project at Elkhorn Slough. Moreover, Pajaro Valley District is quite open minded to the needs and complaints of students, faculty and staff, and parents. However, they do not address them rapidly.
My experience in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District has shown me that there is a a lot of unity among everyone. I attended Starlight Elementary, Cesar Chavez Middle School, and currently Pajaro Valley Highschool. I have done good all my years; since elementary, PVUSD teaches their students to have grit, wit, perseverance, and many other encouraging terms. PVUSD highly encourages their students to do good, specifically because it is mostly a Hispanic population. They want to see more people from our district succeed, and it has been shown because there are currently people from our district at Ivy League schools. Overall, PVUSD is a great district because it encourages students while also giving them many opportunities to succeed.