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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Watsonville High School is a public school located in Watsonville, CA. It has 1,966 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 16% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.

Watsonville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
16%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1030
168 responses
Average ACT
21
69 responses
AP Enrollment
6%

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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-
Median Household Income
$51,548
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,325
National
$949
Median Home Value
$397,900
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
66%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
66%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 89 responses
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  • Football games
    20%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Food sales
    13%
  • Plays
    13%
  • Soccer games
    12%
  • Basket ball games and Cross country events
    9%
  • Dances during lunch, special events
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,966
Free or Reduced Lunch
79%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,723
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,769/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.59 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.59 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.59 responses
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Most teachers at this school are around average, the majority department that contains the good teachers are in the Social Studies Department like in U.S History, Government, and Economics. But there are a couple in other departments like in the Engineering and Foreign Language. The open campus makes lunch a lot more enjoyable, being able to go to local restaurants rather than eating the terrible food served on campus. The academies the school has also adds a uniqueness to the school, all having different focuses; Health, Engineering & Technology, Business & Technology, Video Production etc. If anything, what would make the school better is the bathrooms to be more well kept and for the food to be improved. Also, an overhaul in certain departments would be a greater help to the academics at this school, especially in the Math department. But overall it's a good high school too experience, but with a few improvements in certain areas it could be even better.
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Watsonville high school over all is a very good school. As we all know that every school needs some changes here and there. Even though I love having an open campus I do believe it was a big distraction for everyone. Lots of students would ditch class and go hangout in the near by restaurants, parks, houses, ect... I believe that if the school would be come a bit stricter with the tardiness or missed class the problem should change.
It is a great place to be in. The school is wonderful and it really helps that the teachers there are extremely nice! They love their students and they want the best for everybody. It is always a good day there because everyone is friendly and the people who work there always want the best for you.