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300 La Fonda Ave

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 429-3810

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,050

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

17 Parent Reviews for Harbor High School

Harbor is now one of 48 high schools in the state to be recognized as a California Distinguished School!

Posted by a teacher on 07/01/11

The teachers at Harbor are exceptional. They tutor- free whenever a student is willing to give up their lunch time and or after school. School funds limit the number of AP classes they offer, but I discovered its the number of state exams passed, not the # offered. Both my daughters received 4's and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/25/10

The entire staff is working incredibly to make each student world ready.

Posted by a teacher on 10/29/09

Harbor is an awful school. All classes are way overcrowded and it seems teachers aren't there for students if students want something out of there high school experience it's all up to them. None of my daughters teachers would help her with anything! This school lacks community! STAY AWAY

Posted by a parent on 11/28/08

While all schools can continually improve, I feel Harbor is the best choice for a Santa Cruz High School. Most teachers are amazing and will actually tutor your student if asked. The parents expect a lot but on the whole give too little of themselves. Good schools take lots of parent support, more would ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/31/07

Our son is a JR at Harbor High and has had a great high school experience there. The teachers he has had,have been inspiring,challenging and supportive. Many of them have been Harbor students themselves or are parents of Harbor students. The teachers seem to have respect for one another and truly enjoy ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/24/07

Harbor High does have its flaws (the small number of AP classes), but overall it is a good school that rewards hard work. My daughter took advantage of all the resources (sports, clubs, AP classes, excellent teachers and counselors) and is now at a great college.

Posted by a parent on 12/04/05

Nice principal who is really trying her best to improve the school. However, I think the school needs much more help, from where I don't know.

Posted by a parent on 09/18/05

Not enough advanced placement classes in this school for my child. Mediocre school option, in my opinion.

Posted by a parent on 09/11/05

I think the only thing this school has going for it the sports program.

Posted by a parent on 09/03/05

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Test scores for Harbor High School

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Test Year: 2012
Harbor High School
Santa Cruz City School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Santa Cruz schools — Harbor High School is located at 300 La Fonda Ave, Santa Cruz CA 95062. 300 La Fonda Ave is in the 95062 ZIP code in Santa Cruz, CA The school district for Harbor High School is the Santa Cruz City School District. Harbor High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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