Santa Ynez Valley Union High School is a highly rated, public school located in Santa Ynez, CA. It has 966 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School Reviews
At SYVUHS everyone eventually sees one another and has an opportunity to make a new friend. It has high academic standards that are met through the education given by very intelligent teachers. Being a small valley community, the Santa Ynez Valley becomes a huge football supporting town that enjoys the Friday night lights. In this safe environment, many students are allowed to express who they are without judgment. Also, their amazing clubs allow you to experience the world outside of the SYV walls and expand students education on what the world has to offer. Overall, SYVUHS is a home that one grows to love and eventually sad about having to leave senior year. So, don't let the four years at SYVHUS pass by and experience a pirates life.
My overall experience over the past years was great. The counselors really prepares me for college and the class size is small. The school is also small which I like because you get to know most of the students. Everyone is involved in some kind of sport or club that the school provides. Everyone is united through our school spirit. Especially during football season when we have the games and pep rally’s. I believe that this high school is the safest school in Santa Barbara county.
Since it's a small town, everyone knows everything about everyone. If you're bullied, the school doesn't do much even though they have a "Bully Hotline" and "anti-bullying" policies. There are some cliques but it isn't too bad. There's somewhere for everyone to fit in unless they don't want to socialize at all. There isn't too much diversity, the school is about half white and half Hispanic, there's a few African-Americans and a few Asian-Americans. There's a few Middle-Eastern descent kids as well, whether first or second generation.