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2023 Best Schools in Santa Cruz County

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  1. #2 Best Private High Schools in Santa Cruz County.

    Mount Madonna School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WATSONVILLE, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Our daughter and son are now in 1st and 3rd grade. Four years in, they are thoroughly in love with their school and so are we. Not only are the children thriving with kind and stimulating....

    Read 7 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 164,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Public High Schools in Santa Cruz County.

    Santa Cruz High School

    Santa Cruz City High School District, CA,

    9-12,

    95 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Santa Cruz High is a great place for kids to spend their high school years. They have an excellent math program (Math Academy) and supportive teachers. Furthermore, the band is highly skilled and....

    Read 95 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,088,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

  3. #4 Best Private High Schools in Santa Cruz County.

    Monte Vista Christian School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WATSONVILLE, CA,

    6-12,

    136 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Monte Vista Christian is a wonderful school for me. I am thriving in an environment that stimulates my curiosity, promotes cooperation and kindness, encourages a healthy lifestyle, and seems to...The staff is devoted to the kids and respectful to parents, in my experience. My impression is that most of the teachers are well qualified and excited about their work. I was a little concerned...The food program is convenient! Normally I participate in the lunch program and on occasion may even pick up breakfast if I have overslept; it's great to have the option. The campus facility is....

    Read 136 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 854,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  4. #5 Best Private High Schools in Santa Cruz County.

    Monterey Bay Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LA SELVA BEACH, CA,

    9-12,

    78 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Works Here says I have found Monterey Bay Academy to be a very beautiful place with welcoming people. The staff are as always willing to do what they can to help, and the students are friendly and kind. I have...They truly love the students and try to encourage and guide students toward success in both their academics and their character development. Monterey Bay Academy has been a great blessing!.

    Read 78 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 170,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

  5. #4 Best Public High Schools in Santa Cruz County.

    Scotts Valley High School

    Scotts Valley Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    128 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Scotts Valley High School is generally a good school. Considerate teachers, very little bullying, and community college course options are Scotts Valley High School's strengths. However, I believe it....

    Read 128 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 777,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

  6. #5 Best Public High Schools in Santa Cruz County.

    Harbor High School

    Santa Cruz City High School District, CA,

    9-12,

    240 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says What I liked about Harbor High School was how all the people which are the students and teachers and also the parents are all really supportive within each other. Everyone was nice to me since the....

    Read 240 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,001,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

  7. #8 Best Public High Schools in Santa Cruz County.

    Soquel High School

    Santa Cruz City High School District, CA,

    9-12,

    146 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Soquel High School is a well run school located in a semi-rural part of Santa Cruz County. It has a larger student population than you may have experienced but it is a small school when compared to...The school still embraces the Trades and has active workshops when many have been discontinued throughout California, if not our nation. Yet, Soquel has a very strong Music program and one of the...Lastly, the general academic courses are taught well, especially strong along the AP track..

    Read 146 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,034,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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