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grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Diversity
    grade C+
  3. Teachers
    grade B
  4. College Prep
    grade C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B+
  7. Administration
    grade B minus
  8. Sports
    grade B minus
  9. Food
    grade C minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade D minus

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Pajaro Valley High School is a public school located in Watsonville, CA. It has 1,436 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 29 to 1. According to state test scores, 13% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
980
83 responses
Average ACT
20
39 responses
AP Enrollment
10%

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Living in the Area

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
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  2. Good for Families
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  3. Housing
    grade unavailable
Median Household Income
$82,234
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,717
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$756,600
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 26 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
  • Club carnivals
    25%
  • Rallies
    25%
  • Voz, Ritmo y Cultura
    17%
  • Football games
    14%
  • School dances
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • Soccer
    3%

Students

Diversity
grade C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,436
Free or Reduced Lunch
91%
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
29:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,659
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.7%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 41 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 41 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,416 / year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 38 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 38 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 38 responses

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