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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:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

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 about Scout's School Data


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

1,730 Students enrolled in District

7 Schools in District

22 Students Per Classroom (State average is 23)

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)

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
50%
45%
54%
51%
45%
39%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
District
State

Schools in this District

School Grades
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 1 Bostwick Ln.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
M-M
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) 32.9% 23.3%
Black 2.3% 5.4%
Hispanic 59.4% 57.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.1% 12.7%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.4% 1.0%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 53.6% 58.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 50.9% 52.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 2.7% 6.4%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,926 $15,598,368 52.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $927 $1,824,336 6.2%
Staff $491 $966,288 3.3%
General Administration $407 $800,976 2.7%
School Administration $1,508 $2,967,744 10.0%
Operation $1,148 $2,259,264 7.6%
Transportation $121 $238,128 0.8%
Other $859 $1,690,512 5.7%
Total Support $5,461 $10,747,248 36.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,682 $3,310,176 11.2%
Total Expenditures $15,069 $29,655,792 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,356 $50,163,077,615 48.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $884 $5,306,242,206 5.2%
Staff $863 $5,178,254,236 5.0%
General Administration $215 $1,291,487,537 1.3%
School Administration $923 $5,541,916,109 5.4%
Operation $1,311 $7,872,234,116 7.7%
Transportation $303 $1,818,082,742 1.8%
Other $665 $3,989,805,237 3.9%
Total Support $5,163 $30,997,440,957 30.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,580 $21,494,994,026 20.9%
Total Expenditures $17,099 $102,656,107,113 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,549 $372,153,103,143 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $792 $39,020,154,935 5.2%
Staff $618 $30,487,652,661 4.1%
General Administration $258 $12,720,931,842 1.7%
School Administration $730 $35,978,592,512 4.8%
Operation $1,169 $57,607,988,317 7.7%
Transportation $527 $26,002,463,553 3.5%
Other $459 $22,633,739,814 3.0%
Total Support $4,553 $224,451,138,461 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,074 $151,519,765,183 20.3%
Total Expenditures $15,176 $748,124,887,521 100.0%

Santa Cruz City Elementary School District Details

Santa Cruz City Elementary School District
133 Mission St. Ste. 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

1,684 Students enrolled in District

5 Schools in District

22 Students Per Classroom (State average is 23)

Santa Cruz City 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)

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
50%
45%
53%
51%
46%
39%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
District
State

Schools in this District

School Grades
Bay View Elementary School
1231 Bay St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
KG-05
De Laveaga Elementary School
1145 Morrissey Blvd.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95065
KG-05
Gault Elementary School
1320 Seabright Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-05
Santa Cruz City Elementary Alternative Education-M School
840 N. Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-06
Westlake Elementary School
1000 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
KG-05

School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 50.6% 23.3%
Black 1.4% 5.4%
Hispanic 43.5% 57.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.1% 12.7%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 1.0%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 38.1% 58.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 35.0% 52.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.1% 6.4%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Support Expenditures
Student UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Staff UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
General Administration UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
School Administration UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Operation UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Transportation UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Other UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Total Support UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Non-instructional Expenditures UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Total Expenditures UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,356 $50,163,077,615 48.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $884 $5,306,242,206 5.2%
Staff $863 $5,178,254,236 5.0%
General Administration $215 $1,291,487,537 1.3%
School Administration $923 $5,541,916,109 5.4%
Operation $1,311 $7,872,234,116 7.7%
Transportation $303 $1,818,082,742 1.8%
Other $665 $3,989,805,237 3.9%
Total Support $5,163 $30,997,440,957 30.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,580 $21,494,994,026 20.9%
Total Expenditures $17,099 $102,656,107,113 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,549 $372,153,103,143 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $792 $39,020,154,935 5.2%
Staff $618 $30,487,652,661 4.1%
General Administration $258 $12,720,931,842 1.7%
School Administration $730 $35,978,592,512 4.8%
Operation $1,169 $57,607,988,317 7.7%
Transportation $527 $26,002,463,553 3.5%
Other $459 $22,633,739,814 3.0%
Total Support $4,553 $224,451,138,461 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,074 $151,519,765,183 20.3%
Total Expenditures $15,176 $748,124,887,521 100.0%

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