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  1. #64 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Kirby School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SANTA CRUZ, CA,

    6-12,

    40 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Kirby School was a great experience for me. I have been there since 7th grade. The academics are challenging, but I felt like it really prepared me for college life. When I attended Kirby, I always....

    Read 40 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 210,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  2. #212 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Santa Cruz High School

    Santa Cruz City High School District, CA,

    9-12,

    93 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 93 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,106,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

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  3. #381 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Alternative Family Education

    Santa Cruz City High School District, CA,

    K-12,

    12 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says 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....

    Read 12 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 112,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

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  4. #403 Best Public High Schools in California.

    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 minus,

    Students: 935,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  5. #435 Best Public Middle Schools in California.

    Tierra Pacifica Charter School

    Live Oak Elementary School District, CA,

    K-8,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 1 stars.

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 155,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

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  6. #495 Best Public Middle Schools in California.

    Mission Hill Middle School

    Santa Cruz City High School District, CA,

    6-8,

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

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says The teachers are passionate about their jobs and committed to the kid's success. The workload is perfectly manageable and relevant to the student's learning..

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 625,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

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  7. #543 Best Public Middle Schools in California.

    Branciforte Middle School

    Santa Cruz City High School District, CA,

    6-8,

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 460,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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  8. #541 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Soquel High School

    Santa Cruz City High School District, CA,

    9-12,

    145 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 145 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,078,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

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  9. Live Oak Elementary School

    Live Oak Elementary School District, CA,

    K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 315,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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  10. #907 Best Public Middle Schools in California.

    Shoreline Middle School

    Live Oak Elementary School District, CA,

    6-8,

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 518,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  11. Green Acres Elementary School

    Live Oak Elementary School District, CA,

    K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 373,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

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  12. Del Mar Elementary School

    Live Oak Elementary School District, CA,

    K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 388,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

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  13. #940 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Delta Charter School

    Santa Cruz City High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Niche User says Delta was extremely unique. The Real World Linked Learning pilot program was the most intriguing and engaging program that I have ever attended, and fully integrated students in the intricacies of....

    Read 11 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 111,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  14. Ocean Alternative Education Center

    Live Oak Elementary School District, CA,

    K-8,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I attended Ocean Alternative for 7 years, from second grade all the way through eighth. During that time I was able to find something no traditional school could ever impart, I found a true love of....

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 64,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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  15. Ark Independent Studies

    Santa Cruz City High School District, CA,

    9-12,

    Students: 49,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  16. Baymonte Christian School

    Private School,

    SCOTTS VALLEY, CA,

    PK, K-8,

    Students: 420,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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  17. Twin Lakes Christian School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    APTOS, CA,

    K-8,

    Students: 298,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  18. Santa Cruz Montessori School

    Private School,

    APTOS, CA,

    K-9,

    Students: 270,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  19. Good Shepherd Catholic School

    Private School,

    SANTA CRUZ, CA,

    PK, K-8,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Good Shepherd has been a haven for our family since we moved here in 2020. We have felt so welcomed. My kids are getting one on one attention with the small class sizes. They love their teachers and....

    Read 3 reviews.

    Students: 255,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  20. Gateway School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SANTA CRUZ, CA,

    K-8,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Gateway’s academic approach strives to teach children to become self-motivated life-long learners with leadership skills. Gateway stresses good citizenship – social, ethical and emotional...There is healthy amount of small-group projects, presentations in addition to standard individual curriculum. The curriculum provides solid core studies (language arts, math) with an emphasis on depth of understanding rather than test taking. Outdoor science, Technology, Spanish, Art and Music are all...The social environment is very healthy by design. Supported by the administration and teachers, kids go out of their way to be inclusive and supportive to all their schoolmates. Conflict is dealt...The biggest endorsement ... my 5th grader really loves school and is growing into an engaging, mature, confident scholar. We are looking forward to Gateway Middle School!.

    Read 2 reviews.

    Students: 187,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

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  21. Holy Cross School

    Private School,

    SANTA CRUZ, CA,

    PK, K-8,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Great nurturing school, students feel very safe and loved there. Awesome choice for middle school if you are looking for one..

    Read 1 reviews.

    Students: 162,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  22. Santa Cruz Waldorf School

    Private School,

    SANTA CRUZ, CA,

    PK, K-8,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Santa Cruz Waldorf School is an amazing creative, free-thinking, loving environment for all students. The natural campus and caring teachers walk children through their young life to encourage....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Students: 147,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

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  23. St. Abraham's Classical Christian Academy

    Private School,

    APTOS, CA,

    K-10,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I loved my time at St. Abe's! I grew so much, and I'd love to see the school grow more as well in the future (it's small, but a close community)..

    Read 1 reviews.

    Students: 94,

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  24. Costanoa Continuation High School

    Santa Cruz City High School District, CA,

    9-12,

    8 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Works Here says Struggling students come to Costanoa who are credit deficient, and rise to find success. Students overwhelmingly feel supported by a caring staff in a safe environment..

    Read 8 reviews.

    Students: 87,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  25. Spring Hill School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SANTA CRUZ, CA,

    K-6,

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We turned to Spring Hill in the Summer of 2020, during the pandemic, to put our daughter in summer camp and enrolled her in Kindergarten for the fall. Immediately we saw the spark return in her eyes.....

    Read 7 reviews.

    Students: 84,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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