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A-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Soquel High School is a highly rated, public school located in Soquel, CA. It has 1,116 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
Address
401 Old San Jose Rd
Soquel, CA 95073
Telephone
(831) 429-3909
Website
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Soquel High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1190
163 responses
Average ACT
26
56 responses
AP Enrollment
28%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$83,673
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,573
National
$949
Median Home Value
$587,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
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  • STUMP GAME!!!!
    35%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Spirit week
    15%
  • Calamari dinner and Pancake breakfast
    10%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,116
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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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 schools in the Central Valley of California where I was raised.

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 strongest marching bands I've ever heard perform! Their traditional sports along with their fundraising efforts are very good too.

Lastly, the general academic courses are taught well, especially strong along the AP track.
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I liked many of my teachers and many of the AP classes offered me a challenge and great learning environment that the normal classes did not necessarily facilitate. Your experience at Soquel all depends on attitude. The spirit days are only fun if you dress up, the clubs are fun if you join, and the classes and teachers are better when you interact with them. My favorite part about Soquel is there is a home for everyone. Whether it is band or football, art or choir, model UN or bio club, there is a home for you. I would like to see the involvement from students in events to increase and I wish our math department would improve to the level of our history department.
What I like about Soquel is how diverse and how well balanced of a community it is. The academics are well thought of and the staff and faculty all made it important that each student is on the right path. The clubs and sports and other activities are what give Soquel life and it’s what makes me proud to be a knight. It’s such a well knit community that it’s like my second family, the teachers listen and give you that one-on-one that gives you emotional support which is rare to find.