Schools in Santa Cruz

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School Districts in Santa Cruz

District Type Grade Span Schools Students
Scotts Valley Unified Public K - 12 4 2,535
Live Oak Elementary Public K - 12 6 2,112

Schools in Santa Cruz

  • GreatSchools School Name Type Review Rating
    9 Happy Valley Elementary School

    'Happy Valley School is a haven for the children and a center of activity for the community. The class sizes are low, the community involvement is high. My Kgn. and fourth grade grandchildren go to...

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    9 Tierra Pacifica Charter School

    'This is not an academic school. If you live in the Live Oak school district, and are trying to escape from the low-performing schools in the district -- it's an alternative. If you really want your...

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    Public half-star
    9 Bonny Doon Elementary School

    'I went to this school from 1960-65 and what made it GREAT was the husband/wife teachers (he was also the principal) Howard and Doris Hazeltine. He taught grades 1-3 and she taught grades 4-6. ...

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    Public half-star
    9 Brook Knoll Elementary School

    'We are pleased with the culture and curriculum at Brook Knoll. The PTA support is amazing, raising enough to provide supplemental classes like music and art. The teachers we've had keep the kids...

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    9 Westlake Elementary School

    'This is really an awful school. You would be amazed at how the Principle allows other children treat children of color or low income, or different Ethnic backgrounds. You should take ZERO pride in...

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    Public half-star
    6 De Laveaga Elementary School

    'My stepdaughter went there, my nephew went there and many friends of mine's children went there - all with very good experiences. They really get the kids involved and the parents and other family...

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    6 Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary School

    'Excellent local school with great community spirit! Our family has been thoroughly impressed with everything Santa Cruz Gardens has to offer for our 1st grader. First and foremost, the quality of...

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    5 Del Mar Elementary School

    'The teachers at Del Mar are highly qualified, committed, and caring. The community of families is quite diverse, and this is one reason we chose to send our child to Del Mar.'

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    5 Green Acres Elementary School

    'Music, art, PE, and life lab garden, all these wonderful programs are available at Green Acres. Plus amazing teachers, computer lab, green classrooms, and more! You will not be disapppointed.'

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    5 Bay View Elementary School

    'My child goes to this school and while I agree with some of the comments written here, I do have to say that my child was involved in a bullying situation and the principal and teachers did take it...

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    9 Pacific Collegiate Charter School

    'I think this school is superb! The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is that some of the History taught reflects the personal political and social views of the teachers. There needs to be much...

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    Public half-star
    9 Tierra Pacifica Charter School

    'This is not an academic school. If you live in the Live Oak school district, and are trying to escape from the low-performing schools in the district -- it's an alternative. If you really want your...

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    Public half-star
    8 Mission Hill Middle School

    'My son tried MH for 2 years. It was difficult for him to find good friends having transferred from out of district. He was bullied a lot both years. I was blown off by the principle, but the...

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    6 Shoreline Middle School

    'I have three students that have attended all three years. One of my students had a great experience. My two others have been picked on, not by students, but by the teachers, the new teachers. If I...

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    Public half-star
    5 Branciforte Middle School

    'I realy dislike this school. The periods are super long and we do alot of work , on top of that we get tuns of hw.'

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    N/A Santa Cruz County Community School

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  • GreatSchools School Name Type Review Rating
    9 Pacific Collegiate Charter School

    'I think this school is superb! The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is that some of the History taught reflects the personal political and social views of the teachers. There needs to be much...

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    Public half-star
    7 Cypress Charter High School

    'Transferred my son here after a disastrous first year at Aptos High, and enrolled my daughter the following year. The principal is a fantastic educator and really bonds with the kids and parents. My...

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    7 Santa Cruz High School

    '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,...

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    7 Harbor High School

    'My child has had a great experience at this school. The teachers are committed and supportive. Students are encouraged to achieve in all areas of interest.'

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    4 Ark Independent Studies School

    'The Ark School program is providing my son with excellent resources and support for his success and enthusiasm for learning.'

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    N/A Santa Cruz County Community School

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    N/A Alternative Family Education School

    'AFE is a great homeschool / classes hybrid. You can do their classes or go on your own, but they have a great community to help kids and parents with homeschooling.'

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    N/A Loma Prieta High (Cont.)

    'This school is helping children that will not otherwise receive an education.'

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