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- College PrepA+
- Clubs & ActivitiesC-
- Health & SafetyB
- Resources & FacilitiesC-
Scotts Valley Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Scotts Valley, CA. It has 2,421 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
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Scotts Valley Unified School District Reviews
I am an Alumni from Scotts Valley High School. I have been involved in this school district since I was in preschool. I have lived in Scotts Valley my entire life. I went to Vine Hill Elementary, Scotts Valley Middle School, and Scotts Valley High School. I graduated from SVHS in 2018. Both the Middle School and High School, during the time I was there, were recognized as California distinguished schools. During my time there I participated in sports (wrestling) and extracurricular activities (volunteering, attending conferences with my school councilors). My teachers and councilors were a large part of my academic success. Scotts Valley is very proficient with treating each individually with respect and care. Scotts Valley Unified School district makes it a point to reach out to each student to make sure they are getting the proper resources they need to succeed. On multiple occasions I was pulled into the offices and asked if I was doing okay mentally/academically/at home. Great.
My experience was always feeling prepared and the IB program gives you many opportunities. I was a full IB student and the academics were tough, however, the staff were extremely helpful and guided me throughout the entire process as the staff was extremely happy to help and answer any questions I had. On the other hand, school spirit could and food could be better. There are rallies and events that allow students to come together and appreciate the school, however, the school dances or school plays do not get as much support. Scotts Valley is a small town and the students in this district have known each other since they were very young and have already created bonds with each other, thus finding a group to become part of is somewhat difficult. Furthermore, there is very little diversity in the small town of Scotts Valley. However, the environment is absolutely wonderful. Everyone cares for each other and there is support for everyone.
The school and teachers really did prepare me well for college. The IB courses were especially helpful because they were enjoyable and informative while being just the right amount of challenging. My favorites were IB English and IB Math SL despite some students' dislike of the teacher. I really liked most of the SVHS teachers aside from a few that seemed unenthusiastic to teach. Most teachers are encouraging and able to spark interest in the subjects they teach. One thing I did not enjoy was the lack of diversity not only among students but teachers as well. As part of a minority, I would have liked to be around more individuals with a background similar to mine.