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401 Old San Jose Rd

Soquel, CA 95073

(831) 429-3909

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,000

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

13 Parent Reviews for Soquel High School

This is a great school - they have so many different opportunties for students. The gMec Academy has new equipment and students graduating from that program have jobs. They great music programs, that win award after award, they have run out of room to put all the trophies. As far as the tardy issue, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/21/12

All I can say is son unfortunately is a student here. We were sold on how great their new MEC program is, well it has been nothing short of a dumping ground for students they don't know what to do with. There are no supplies and the teachers are unprepared to get this program up and running ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/19/11

Mr. Maheron focuses on the dress code problem than academic problems or students. He only cares about girls showing even I centimeter of skin and gets a thrill out of Saturday school, you can only have 9 tardys in a whole year consisting of 9 months of school which is rediculous

Posted by a parent on 03/30/10

Teachers are excellent. Spirit is high. Students are great.

Posted by a parent on 10/03/09

Soquel High School is my home away from home. I was there for 22 years as a teacher and now I am still goin ghere to sub and do retirement work. It is like an old best friend. I have always felt home when I walk on the campus even tho I don't know any students any more. Both of my children graduated ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 09/17/09

I just finished my freshman year at Soquel and I have to say, this past year all or most of the rumors I had ever heard about SHS have been proven false. The Humanities Academy is an excellent program for improving writing skills, there are exceptional teachers for the various departments, and the band, ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/02/07

Soquel is a great school. The science department is excellent, with teachers such as Dan Siddens and Gail Alaimo, leading the way with their AP courses. The math department is excellent, too; Mark Mconnell and John Burns teach very solid courses. As a recent graduate of SHS, I feel well-informed about ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 06/25/07

My child will graduate next month. I agree with other parents here: there are a lot of troubled teens at Soquel - lots of drinking. Even though they revamped the quad, the facilities are still sad. Non-responsive principal, vice-principal and counselors (I have no idea who is running that school). The ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/16/07

My son is about to graduate from this school...mixed review here. He was fortunate to land in the Humanities Academy here his freshman year and remained in the program through his junior year, the program was a god-send, and Ms. Miranda, in particular is an excellent teacher. His other courses have ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/22/07

I too, like another reviewer could not get any calls or e-mails returned from the principal and or guidance counselor. Some teachers should definitely be fired and to the other extreme there are a few excellent teachers here. My daughter has gone a whole year in some classes without learning anything. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/27/06

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Test scores for Soquel High School

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Test Year: 2012
Soquel 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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Soquel schools — Soquel High School is located at 401 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel CA 95073. 401 Old San Jose Rd is in the 95073 ZIP code in Soquel, CA The school district for Soquel High School is the Santa Cruz City School District. Soquel High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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