Ocean Grove Charter School
#4 Best Public Middle Schools in Santa Cruz County
- San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District, CA
- 19 reviews
Alum: I had great experiences with working with the teachers and Education Specialists at Ocean Grove. Everyone I'd worked alongside during my time there was positive and wanted to get to know me as a student and a person, which have molded into some great friendships.
Ocean Grove's class selection for students can be a bit stinted. I wanted to learn a language not offered on Ocean Grove's catalog, but my Education Specialist was so invested on seeing me succeed that they worked it out so I could learn the language I wanted.
The Education Specialists also worked well with my family to answer any questions we had.
Ocean Grove was a good experience for the people, and I hope that their opportunities can be further diversified in the future.
- 2,287 Students
- 24:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Alternative Family Education
#5 Best Public Middle Schools in Santa Cruz County
- Santa Cruz City High School District, CA
- 12 reviews
Senior: AFE is perfect for students who don’t “fit in” in a comprehensive high school. you get the chance to participate in clubs and sports on a smaller scale, so if sports are your thing a bigger school might be better. you can take classes online, on your own, with a parent teaching you or at AFE or the community college cabrillo. I love it because I didn’t have a great time at a big school and AFE made me feel welcomed and gives me the opportunity and time to do the things i like during the day. It’s a public high school, but also a homeschool.
- 161 Students
- 29:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
New Brighton Middle School
#7 Best Public Middle Schools in Santa Cruz County
- Soquel Union Elementary School District, CA
- 1 review
High School Sophomore: I loved going to New Brighton, the teachers were very helpful. The administration always makes sure their students feels safe.
- 740 Students
- 23:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Pacific Coast Charter School
#10 Best Public Middle Schools in Santa Cruz County
- Pajaro Valley Unified School District, CA
- 5 reviews
Niche User: I wish I would have went to this high school from the beginning it really fit into my work schedule as I got older. Everything was just amazing!
- 242 Students
- 31:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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