Santa Cruz, CA
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Santa Cruz Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more


School Districts in Santa Cruz


Live Oak Elementary School District Details

Live Oak Elementary School District
984 Bostwick Ln. Ste. 1
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

2,108 Students enrolled in District

8 Schools in District

21 Students Per Classroom (State average is 24)

Live Oak Elementary School District School Quality Ratings

District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of U.S. school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools in this District

School Grades
Cypress Charter High School
2039 Merrill St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
09-12
Del Mar Elementary School
1959 Merrill St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-05
Green Acres Elementary School
966 Bostwick Ln.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-05
Live Oak Elementary School
1916 Capitola Rd.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-05
Ocean Alternative Education Center School
984 Bostwick Ln. Ste. 6
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-08
Shoreline Middle School
855 17th Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
06-08
Special Education Preschool School
984 Bostwick Ln. Ste. 1
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
N-N
Tierra Pacifica Charter School
986 Bostwick Ln.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-08

School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 35.2% 25.6%
Black 2.4% 6.2%
Hispanic 58.4% 55.8%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.5% 11.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.5% 0.6%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 60.4% 58.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 52.6% 49.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.8% 8.6%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,892 $12,261,252 45.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $276 $574,356 2.2%
Staff $401 $834,481 3.1%
General Administration $245 $509,845 1.9%
School Administration $988 $2,056,028 7.7%
Operation $726 $1,510,806 5.7%
Transportation $114 $237,234 0.9%
Other $686 $1,427,566 5.3%
Total Support $3,436 $7,150,316 26.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,502 $7,287,662 27.3%
Total Expenditures $12,829 $26,697,149 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,621 $35,036,955,287 49.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $502 $3,131,223,827 4.4%
Staff $531 $3,312,426,112 4.6%
General Administration $92 $573,622,504 0.8%
School Administration $616 $3,842,105,700 5.4%
Operation $940 $5,860,782,678 8.2%
Transportation $228 $1,423,012,973 2.0%
Other $494 $3,081,474,546 4.3%
Total Support $3,405 $21,225,114,888 29.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,433 $15,163,215,389 21.2%
Total Expenditures $11,458 $71,426,321,041 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%

Santa Cruz County Office Of Education School District Details

Santa Cruz County Office Of Education School District
400 Encinal St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

1,289 Students enrolled in District

4 Schools in District

16 Students Per Classroom (State average is 24)

Santa Cruz County Office Of Education School District School Quality Ratings

District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of U.S. school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools in this District

School Grades
Pacific Collegiate Charter School
255 Swift St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
07-12
Santa Cruz County Community School
400 Encinal St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
07-12
Santa Cruz County Court School
400 Encinal St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
07-12
Santa Cruz County Special Education School
400 Encinal St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
KG-12

School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 56.2% 25.6%
Black 1.0% 6.2%
Hispanic 39.0% 55.8%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.3% 11.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.5% 0.6%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 21.5% 58.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 17.6% 49.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.9% 8.6%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $11,053 $14,888,391 30.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $2,274 $3,063,078 6.2%
Staff $5,713 $7,695,411 15.7%
General Administration $854 $1,150,338 2.3%
School Administration $2,039 $2,746,533 5.6%
Operation $1,800 $2,424,600 4.9%
Transportation $0 $0 0.0%
Other $3,457 $4,656,579 9.5%
Total Support $16,137 $21,736,539 44.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $9,294 $12,519,018 25.5%
Total Expenditures $36,484 $49,143,948 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,621 $35,036,955,287 49.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $502 $3,131,223,827 4.4%
Staff $531 $3,312,426,112 4.6%
General Administration $92 $573,622,504 0.8%
School Administration $616 $3,842,105,700 5.4%
Operation $940 $5,860,782,678 8.2%
Transportation $228 $1,423,012,973 2.0%
Other $494 $3,081,474,546 4.3%
Total Support $3,405 $21,225,114,888 29.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,433 $15,163,215,389 21.2%
Total Expenditures $11,458 $71,426,321,041 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%

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