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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B+
St. Francis High School - Salesian College Preparatory is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Watsonville, CA. It has 249 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. Tuition is $12,850 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 84% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
About St. Francis High School - Salesian College Preparatory...
Address
2400 East Lake Avenue
Watsonville, CA 95076
Telephone
(831) 724-5933

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$12,850
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Average Financial Aid

St. Francis High School - Salesian College Preparatory Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1160
60 responses
Average ACT
26
21 responses

Culture & Safety

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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Battle for the Paddle
    29%
  • All-school mass
    18%
  • Sports and rallies
    18%
  • Breakfast of Champions for scholar athletes
    14%
  • Concert on the Green
    14%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
249
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
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100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
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100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,833
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,474
National
$949
Median Home Value
$436,800
National
$184,700
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St. Francis High School - Salesian College Preparatory Reviews

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St. Francis High School is committed to providing a college preparatory education. The school welcomes all students and provides a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities. The rotating block schedule ensures that each student succeeds in class even with a rigorous work load. The teachers are fantastic! They have flexible hours so that you can meet with them if you do not understand a concept. They are willing to sacrifice their time to make sure you are prepared for class. Each teacher respects all students and it truly feels like you are a part of a family. In addition, St. Francis' mission is to teach the works of Don Bosco and what it means to be Salesian. St. Francis is a unique high school and I overjoyed to be a part of it.
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I am very grateful that my daughter is able to attend St. Francis High School. She loves the small school setting and feels every teacher and staff member knows her and has her best interests at heart. She loves the club and sports opportunities. I like the service projects she commits to through the school and faith formation.
The only things that I feel are negative about the school are temporary. I believe the school is growing in a positive direction but I wish there was a cafeteria or enclosed eating space for students; possibly like a student union where they could charge ipads, grab a hot drink and visit with friends. This is especially important on rainy days and late start days.I also wish late start days could be consistent. It’s very difficult for working parents to take students to school late on random days. A more consistent schedule would be appreciated.
My son is having a wonderful experience at St. Francis. Because it’s a smaller campus, most students know each other, their teachers and faculty. Tutorials after school give students the academic attention and support they need to excel in their classes. The principal is very caring and the college counselor is highly attentive in making sure all juniors, especially seniors, are well prepared and on task in applying for college. I feel extremely confident my son is ready to face the many challenges of life ahead.