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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Santa Cruz County, California citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Santa Cruz County, California

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 2,125   (2.62%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 1,490   (1.84%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 3,063   (3.78%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 1,704   (2.1%)
  • 9th Grade: 1,247   (1.54%)
  • 10th Grade: 1,058   (1.31%)
  • 11th Grade: 1,267   (1.56%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 2,368   (2.92%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 12,929   (15.96%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 5,008   (6.18%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 15,073   (18.61%)
  • Associate Degree: 5,483   (6.77%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 16,959   (20.94%)
  • Master's Degree: 6,590   (8.14%)
  • Professional School Degree: 2,600   (3.21%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 2,037   (2.51%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 2,001   (2.38%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 1,517   (1.81%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 2,546   (3.03%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 1,572   (1.87%)
  • 9th Grade: 1,058   (1.26%)
  • 10th Grade: 1,041   (1.24%)
  • 11th Grade: 1,374   (1.64%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 2,253   (2.68%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 14,398   (17.14%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 6,005   (7.15%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 15,379   (18.31%)
  • Associate Degree: 6,640   (7.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 18,843   (22.43%)
  • Master's Degree: 6,767   (8.06%)
  • Professional School Degree: 1,667   (1.98%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 937   (1.12%)


(updated 2010)





School Enrollment By Age
(Santa Cruz County, California)

Enrolled in public school:

3 and 4 years : 1,369

5 to 9 years : 12,794

10 to 14 years : 13,152

15 to 17 years : 8,754

18 and 19 years : 10,414

20 to 24 years : 15,377

25 to 34 years : 4,560

35 years and over : 3,566

Enrolled in private school:

3 and 4 years : 1,560

5 to 9 years : 1,464

10 to 14 years : 1,875

15 to 17 years : 606

18 and 19 years : 495

20 to 24 years : 964

25 to 34 years : 861

35 years and over : 936

Not enrolled in school:

3 and 4 years : 3,233

5 to 9 years : 657

10 to 14 years : 347

15 to 17 years : 139

18 and 19 years : 1,906

20 to 24 years : 10,926

25 to 34 years : 26,994

35 years and over : 134,778


(updated 2013)



Largest School Agency's In Santa Cruz County, California

  • Pajaro Valley Unified


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 294 Green Valley Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 786-2100, Students: 19,329 )

  • Santa Cruz City High


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 405 Old San Jose Rd., Soquel, CA 95073, Phone: (831) 429-3410, Students: 5,126 )

  • San Lorenzo Valley Unified


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 325 Marion Ave., Ben Lomond, CA 95005, Phone: (831) 336-5194, Students: 3,678 )

  • Scotts Valley Unified


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 4444 Scotts Valley Dr., Ste. 5, Scotts Valley, CA 95066, Phone: (831) 438-1820, Students: 2,771 )

  • Live Oak Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 984-1 Bostwick Ln., Santa Cruz, CA 95062, Phone: (831) 475-6333, Students: 2,170 )

  • Santa Cruz City Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: 405 Old San Jose Rd., Soquel, CA 95073, Phone: (831) 429-3410, Students: 2,102 )

  • Soquel Union Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-8, Location: 620 Monterey Ave., Capitola, CA 95010, Phone: (831) 464-5630, Students: 1,798 )

  • Santa Cruz County Office Of Education


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 809 Bay Ave., Ste. H, Capitola, CA 95010, Phone: (831) 476-7140, Students: 1,062 )

  • Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-8, Location: 23800 Summit Rd., Los Gatos, CA 95033, Phone: (408) 353-1101, Students: 480 )

  • Mountain Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: 3042 Old San Jose Rd., Soquel, CA 95073, Phone: (831) 475-6812, Students: 156 )

  • Happy Valley Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: 3125 Branciforte Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95065, Phone: (831) 429-1456, Students: 142 )

  • Bonny Doon Union Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: 1492 Pine Flat Rd., Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 427-2300, Students: 118 )

  • Pacific Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: Po Box H, Davenport, CA 95017, Phone: (831) 425-7002, Students: 103 )

  • Lakeside Joint School District


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: 19621 Black Rd., Los Gatos, CA 95033, Phone: (408) 354-2372, Students: 80 )

  • Santa Cruz County Rop


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 809 Bay Ave., Suite H, Capitola, CA 95010, Phone: (831) 479-5333, )

  • Youth Conservation Camp


    ( Location: 13575 Empire Grade Rd., Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 423-1652, )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Santa Cruz County, California

  • Pajaro Valley High


    ( Grades: 9-10, Location: 500 Harkins Slough Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 728-8102, Students: 1,094 )

  • Lakeview Middle


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 2350 East Lake Ave., Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 728-6455, Students: 744 )

  • San Lorenzo Valley Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: 7155 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018, Phone: (831) 335-4475, Students: 687 )

  • E. A. Hall Middle


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 201 Brewington Ave., Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 728-6270, Students: 685 )

  • Aptos Junior High


    ( Grades: 7-8, Location: Po Box 367, Aptos, CA 95003, Phone: (831) 688-3234, Students: 677 )

  • Calabasas Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: 202 Calabasas Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 728-6368, Students: 672 )

  • New Brighton Middle


    ( Grades: KG-8, Location: 250 Washburn Ave., Capitola, CA 95010, Phone: (831) 464-5660, Students: 657 )

  • Shoreline Middle


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 855 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062, Phone: (831) 475-6565, Students: 637 )

  • Scotts Valley Middle


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 8 Bean Creek Rd., Scotts Valley, CA 95066, Phone: (831) 438-0610, Students: 636 )

  • Ann Soldo Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 1140 Menasco Dr., Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 786-1310, Students: 626 )

  • Brook Knoll Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 151 Brook Knoll Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 423-2454, Students: 624 )

  • Amesti Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 25 Amesti Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 728-6250, Students: 620 )

  • Vine Hill Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 151 Vine Hill School Rd., Scotts Valley, CA 95066, Phone: (831) 438-1090, Students: 611 )

  • Rio Del Mar Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: 819 Pinehurst Dr., Aptos, CA 95003, Phone: (831) 688-2053, Students: 604 )

  • T. S. Macquiddy Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 330 Martinelli St., Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 728-6315, Students: 604 )

  • Slvusd Charter


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 325 Marion Ave., Ben Lomond, CA 95005, Phone: (831) 336-1827, Students: 598 )

  • Rolling Hills Middle


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 130 Herman Ave., Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 728-6341, Students: 593 )

  • Mission Hill Middle


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 425 King St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 429-3860, Students: 591 )

  • H. A. Hyde Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 125 Alta Vista St., Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 728-6243, Students: 584 )

  • Starlight Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 225 Hammer Dr., Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 728-6974, Students: 580 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Santa Cruz County, California

  • Watsonville High


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 250 East Beach St., Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 728-6390, Students: 2,486 )

  • Aptos High


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 7301 Freedom Blvd., Aptos, CA 95003, Phone: (408) 686-6565, Students: 1,565 )

  • Soquel High


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 401 Old San Jose Rd., Soquel, CA 95073, Phone: (831) 429-3909, Students: 1,234 )

  • Harbor High


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 300 Lafonda Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062, Phone: (831) 429-3810, Students: 1,165 )

  • Santa Cruz High


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 415 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 429-3960, Students: 1,148 )

  • San Lorenzo Valley High


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 7105 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018, Phone: (831) 335-4425, Students: 1,071 )

  • Scotts Valley High


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 555 Glenwood Dr., Scotts Valley, CA 95066, Phone: (831) 439-9555, Students: 900 )

  • Pacific Collegiate Charter


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: Po Box 1701, Santa Cruz, CA 95061, Phone: (831) 479-7785, Students: 400 )

  • Renaissance High Continuation


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 11 Spring Valley Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 728-6344, Students: 201 )

  • Costanoa Continuation High


    ( Grades: 10-12, Location: 840 North Branciforte Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062, Phone: (831) 429-3898, Students: 169 )

  • Ark Independent Studies


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 840 North Branciforte Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062, Phone: (831) 429-3410, Students: 121 )

  • Cypress Charter High


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 2039 Merrill St., Santa Cruz, CA 95062, Phone: (831) 477-0302, Students: 81 )

  • Santa Cruz County Court


    ( Grades: 8-12, Location: 809 Bay Ave. Ste. H, Capitola, CA 95010, Phone: (831) 479-5330, Students: 71 )

  • Delta Charter


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 343 Soquel Ave. No. 44, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, Phone: (831) 477-5213, Students: 64 )

  • Academic/vocational Charter Institute


    ( Grades: 10-12, Location: 294 Green Valley Rd., Watsonville, CA 95077, Phone: (831) 786-2100, Students: 57 )

  • New School Community Day


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 521 Main St. Ste. W, Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 761-6140, Students: 51 )

  • River View High


    ( Grades: 11-12, Location: 7105 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018, Phone: (831) 335-2894, Students: 22 )

  • Santa Cruz County Rop


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 809 Bay Ave. Ste. H, Capitola, CA 95010, Phone: (831) 479-5333, )

Largest Universities & Colleges In Santa Cruz County, California

  • University Of California-santa Cruz


    ( 4-year, Public, Student Population: 15,825; Location: 156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, Web: http://www.ucsc.edu/ )

  • Cabrillo College


    ( 2-year, Public, Student Population: 15,114; Location: 500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003, Web: http://www.cabrillo.edu )

  • Bethany University


    ( 4-year, Private not-for-profit, Student Population: 537; Location: 00 Bethany Dr, Scotts Valley, CA 95066, Web: http://www.bethany.edu )

  • Five Branches University


    ( 4-year, Private not-for-profit, Student Population: 287; Location: 00 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, Web: http://www.fivebranches.edu )

  • Cet-watsonville


    ( < 2-year, Private not-for-profit, Student Population: 188; Location: 0 Blanca Lane, Watsonville, CA 95076, )

Largest Schools (Private) In Santa Cruz County, California

  • Monte Vista Christian School


    ( Grades: 6-12, Location: 2 School Way, Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 722-8178, Students: 861 )

  • Baymonte Christian School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 5000b Granite Creek Road, Scotts Valley, CA 95066, Phone: (831) 438-0100, Students: 445 )

  • Green Valley Christian School


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 376 S Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 724-6505, Students: 337 )

  • Gateway School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 126 Eucalyptus Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 423-0341, Students: 275 )

  • Santa Cruz Waldorf School


    ( Grades: K-10, Location: 2190 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 425-0519, Students: 239 )

  • Holy Cross School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 150 Emmett Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 423-4447, Students: 233 )

  • Twin Lakes Christian School


    ( Grades: K-6, Location: 2701 Cabrillo College Drive, Aptos, CA 95003, Phone: (831) 465-3301, Students: 226 )

  • Salesian Elementary & Junior High School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 605 Enos Lane, Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 728-5518, Students: 203 )

  • Good Shepherd Catholic School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 2727 Mattison Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95065, Phone: (831) 476-4000, Students: 200 )

  • Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School


    ( Grades: 6-12, Location: 425 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 423-0658, Students: 179 )

  • Santa Cruz Montessori School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 6230 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003, Phone: (831) 476-1646, Students: 178 )

  • Mount Madonna School


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 491 Summit Road, Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (408) 847-2717, Students: 175 )

  • Spring Hill-advanced Elementary School S


    ( Grades: K-6, Location: 250 California Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 427-2641, Students: 112 )

  • Aptos Academy, The


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 1940 Bonita Drive, Aptos, CA 95003, Phone: (831) 688-1080, Students: 104 )

  • Carden El Encanto School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 319 La Fonda Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, Phone: (831) 460-2600, Students: 94 )

  • Vhm Christian School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 427 Capitola Road Ext, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, Phone: (831) 475-4762, Students: 91 )

  • Magic Apple School


    ( Grades: 2-6, Location: 2120 Trout Gulch Road, Aptos, CA 95003, Phone: (831) 688-1753, Students: 57 )

  • Santa Cruz Children's School


    ( Grades: K-6, Location: 366 Gault Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, Phone: (831) 685-0833, Students: 46 )

Academic Libraries In Santa Cruz County, California

(updated 2005)

Public Libraries (Branch) In Santa Cruz County, California

  • Aptos Branch Library


    7695 Soquel Dr., Aptos, CA 95003

  • Boulder Creek Branch Library


    13390 W. Park Ave., Boulder Creek, CA 95006

  • Branciforte Branch Library


    230 Gault St., Santa Cruz, CA 95062

  • Capitola Branch Library


    2005 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010

  • Felton Branch Library


    6299 Gushee St., Felton, CA 95018

  • Freedom Branch Library


    2021 Freedom Blvd., Freedom, CA 95019

  • Garfield Park Branch Library


    705 Woodrow Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060

  • La Selva Beach Branch Library


    314 Estrella, Watsonville, CA 95076

  • Live Oak Branch Library


    2380 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95062

  • Pajaro Branch Library


    29 Bishop St., Watsonville, CA 95076

  • Scotts Valley Branch Library


    251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

(updated 2012)

Public Libraries (Central) In Santa Cruz County, California

  • Central Branch Library


    224 Church St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060

  • Main Library


    275 Main St., Suite 100, Watsonville, CA 95076

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Santa Cruz County, California


(updated 2014)



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