Santa Cruz City Elementary


The Santa Cruz City Elementary School District consists of 5 elementary schools serving students from kindergarten through 6th grade. The district is located in the coastal city of Santa Cruz, California, known for its vibrant community and natural beauty. The schools in this district vary significantly in their academic performance, student demographics, and other key metrics.

Westlake Elementary stands out as the highest-performing school in the district, ranking 782 out of 5,848 California elementary schools and earning a 4-out-of-5-star rating from SchoolDigger. Westlake consistently outperforms the district and state averages in English Language Arts and Mathematics proficiency across all grade levels, likely due to its relatively low student-teacher ratio of 22.4. In contrast, Gault Elementary and Bay View Elementary struggle academically, with proficiency rates below the district and state averages in many areas. These schools also serve a higher proportion of economically disadvantaged students, with Gault having the highest percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch at 63.55%.

The Santa Cruz City Elementary Alternative Education-Monarch school stands out as a relative success story, with 3rd-grade proficiency rates exceeding the district and state averages. This suggests that the alternative education model may be effective in supporting certain students who may not thrive in a traditional school setting. Overall, the Santa Cruz City Elementary School District exhibits a diverse range of academic performance and student demographics, highlighting the need for targeted interventions and support to ensure equitable educational opportunities for all students.

District Detail

 133 Mission St. Ste. 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3747

 (831) 429-3410

SchoolDigger Rank:
468th of 1560 California districts

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Grades served: K-5
Students: 1,723

Primary Schools: 5
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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