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40%
  • Linscott Charter
  • 220 Elm St., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 279
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
35%
  • Diamond Technology Institute
  • 112 Diamond Dr., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 60
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
35%
  • Pacific Coast Charter
  • 294 Green Valley Rd., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 279
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
34%
  • Pajaro Valley High
  • 500 Harkins Slough Rd., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,453
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 31:1
26%
  • Ceiba College Preparatory Academy
  • Po Box 1449, Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 511
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 59:1
25%
  • Ohlone Elementary
  • 21 Bay Farms Rd., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 531
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
25%
  • Starlight Elementary
  • 225 Hammer Dr., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 675
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
25%
  • Watsonville High
  • 250 E. Beach St., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,938
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
22%
  • Freedom Elementary
  • 25 Holly Dr., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 674
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
20%
  • Rolling Hills Middle School
  • 130 Herman Ave., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 655
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
17%
  • H. A. Hyde Elementary
  • 125 Alta Vista St., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 603
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
16%
  • T. S. Macquiddy Elementary
  • 330 Martinelli St., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 658
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
16%
  • Radcliff Elementary
  • 550 Rodriguez St., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 561
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
15%
  • Cesar E. Chavez Middle School
  • 440 Arthur Rd., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 594
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 33:1
15%
  • Mintie White Elementary
  • 515 Palm Ave., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 699
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
14%
  • E. A. Hall Middle School
  • 201 Brewington Ave., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 587
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
13%
  • Landmark Elementary
  • 235 Ohlone Pkwy., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 645
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
9%
  • Ann Soldo Elementary
  • 1140 Menasco Dr., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 684
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
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  • New School Community Day
  • 165 Harkins Slough Rd., Watsonville
  • Pajaro Valley Unified
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 38
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1
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Watsonville school information

IndexWatsonvilleCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores22%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools238,30879,221
Total private schools43,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools21,0857,963
The Watsonville, CA educational system consists of 23 public schools, 4 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Watsonville public schools have average test scores of 22% which is 42% lower than than the California average and 55% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Watsonville public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 59.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 55.7% have completed high school, 11.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Watsonville

IndexWatsonvilleCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade59.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school55.7%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college35.9%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree17.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors11.9%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.1%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.8%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.6%1.3%

Watsonville, CA School Districts

Pajaro Valley Joint Unified School District

There are a total of 23 public schools, 4 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in Watsonville. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Watsonville, CA schools is 22%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Watsonville, CA, an average of 59.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 55.7% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Watsonville schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Watsonville, CA schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Scotts Valley, CA11,82466%35%
Rio del Mar, CA9,73163%27%
Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA2,28862%25%
Santa Cruz, CA63,31056%15%
Soquel, CA10,91253%8%
Watsonville, CA52,91522%55%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Yucaipa, CA52,88637%25%
Kingsport, TN52,87161%23%
Bradenton, FL52,98546%7%
Bellevue, NE52,99374%50%
Lake Havasu City, AZ53,05843%12%
Watsonville, CA52,91522%55%
Source: The Watsonville, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.
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