Skip to Main Content
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Santa Ynez, CA. It has 926 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

    High Schools in Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District

    Academics

    Percent Proficient - Reading
    73%
    Percent Proficient - Math
    45%
    Average Graduation Rate
    93%
    Average SAT
    1200
    156 responses
    Average ACT
    26
    37 responses

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    926
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    23%
    Do You Work at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District? Claim Your School District Today!
    Claim your free account to keep your school district's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    21:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $75,206
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    25.8%

    Finances

    Expenses Per Student
    $14,438/ student
    National
    $12,239
    Education Expenses
    • Instruction
      53%
    • Support Services
      45%
    • Other
      3%
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      D+
    2. Good for Families
      B
    3. Housing
      D+
    Median Household Income
    $94,186
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,440
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $817,600
    National
    $184,700

    Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District Reviews

    19 reviews
    All Categories
    I really enjoy the environment at school! There are so many enjoyable staff members and they strive to make us succeed. I do feel like I am lucky because I have a smaller school, under 1000, and it allows me to get to know everyone better. There are many outstanding programs, like ceramics. It allows me to be more creative. Overall I really enjoy going to school!
    Start Your Review of Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District
    Rate It!
    I had a fairly good experience here. Small school with pretty good teachers. Administration is unprofessional and unhelpful. I had a good educational experience however the social atmosphere was hostile and administration had little control over the students and did not act on issues such as bullying. Athletic Involvement definitely gets you ahead here but academics are still a large focus.
    Santa Ynez Valley Union High School was a fantastic time in my life, and prepared me beautifully for the classes in my undergraduate degree (on which I am currently working). I graduated in the class of 2015 with high honors in the top eight percent, and very much consider the school to have put me on the fast track to academic success. However, my only real problem with the school was that there were two clear and starkly separated paths to graduation. There was the honors/AP route, and the CP route. The only thing I would like to see changed in the school is for a greater level of concern to be given to CP route students. I would very much like to see teachers equally as talented as those prioritized to the AP and honors classes put to teach CP or average level classes so that those students that may be struggling can be given the same academic edge that I and many other AP students were given.