PROFICIENCY 60% 56% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
60%Santa Ynez Valley Union High
47%Santa Ynez

Santa Ynez Valley Union High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Santa Ynez Valley Union High" in Santa Ynez, CA. There are a total of 1,001 students and 50 teachers at Santa Ynez Valley Union High, for a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1. There are a total of 166 free lunch students and 70 reduced lunch students.

Santa Ynez Valley Union High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 59.5%, which is 56% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio21:1
Free lunch166
Reduced lunch70


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Santa Ynez Valley Union High, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School45-49%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School70-74%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Santa Ynez Valley Union High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 54.5% 53.9% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.0% 0.0% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.8% 0.8% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 39.2% 39.6% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.6% 1.8% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.2% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 3.7% 3.8% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Santa Ynez Elementary40%0.9Santa Ynez, CA
Santa Ynez Valley Charter42%1.1Santa Ynez, CA
Ballard Elementary82%2.3Ballard, CA
Solvang Elementary43%2.5Solvang, CA
Los Olivos Elementary65%3.9Los Olivos, CA
Jonata Middle School55%5.7Buellton, CA
Oak Valley Elementary62%6.1Buellton, CA
Olga L. Reed Elementary27%13.6Los Alamos, CA

Santa Ynez demographics profile

StatisticSanta YnezCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)87023291
Median age49.036.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)65%52%55%
Speak English88%56%79%
Speak Spanish6%29%13%

Education level achieved in Santa Ynez

IndexSanta YnezCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade93.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school93.0%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college75.1%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree50.3%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors37.0%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Santa Ynez Valley Union High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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