88 out of 10GreatSchools

Santa Cruz High School

Santa Cruz, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 1142

Overview

Santa Cruz High School
415 Walnut Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 429-3960
Santa Cruz High School is located in Santa Cruz, CA and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Student Diversity

Race

Percentage

Pacific Islander
0%
Native American
0%
Filipino
1%
Black
2%
Asian
4%
Two or more races
5%
Hispanic
29%
White
57%
Other
2%

Reviews3 Reviews

4.0
parent
I wanted to like SCHS, I really did. And I had high hopes for Math Academy. The founder of MA is a stellar teacher, and he is the reason I gave 3 stars and my kid is excelling in college Calc and Physics. But there are simply too many broken, uninspired and disconnected teachers at SCHS. Poor teaching skills + large class sizes = really bad problems and your kid not learning. On the positive side: my kid learned how to better self-advocate and be prepared for large classes and disconnected profs in college. Sad, but true.
teacher
As a staff member at Santa Cruz High, gotta say I am darn proud to work at such a terrific school. One of the outstanding features of SCHS is the diversity of its student body: tall-short, fat-skinny, rich-poor, AP students-special ed students, black, Hispanic, Asian, white, gay, straight, athletic, studious, foreign exchange or home grown. Every single one of the students is appreciated and honored by all the dedicated staff. Check out the personal planning workshops, college rep visits, career panel presentations, ROP classes, 17 AP classes, sports program, Math Academy, Excel schedule, Barrios Unidos, homework club, the choir, the band, the theater, ceramics, yoga, Link Crew, the counseling office, the clubs, and the strawberry/banana smoothies in the cafeteria! Great school, great staff, outstanding students.
parent
As a parent and active community member I continue to be amazed at the level of creativity offer by staff in spite of an economically challenged state of CA education. That said the diversity of the student body, quality of teachers, and a college town vibe set this campus off from Harbor High. Walkable campus off of the downtown historic district enables my children a little more freedom