Aptos High

Public 9-12

 100 Mariner Way
       Aptos, CA  95003-9641


(831) 728-7832

District: Pajaro Valley Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
402nd of 2,123 California High Schools


Feeder schools for Aptos High:

Elementary:    Bradley Elementary
    Calabasas Elementary
    Mar Vista Elementary
    Rio del Mar Elementary
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Middle:    Aptos Junior High

Student/teacher ratio:  22.7
Number of students:  1,435

Racial breakdown:

White:
50.0%
Hispanic:
42.8%
Asian:
3.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.6%

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Compare Details Aptos High ranks better than 81.1% of high schools in California. It also ranks first among 6 ranked high schools in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.58. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (50%), Hispanic (42.8%), Asian (3.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 34.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Aptos High is 22.7. 3 high schools in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Aptos High:

SchoolDigger ranks Aptos High 402nd of 2123 California public high schools. (See Aptos High in the ranking list.)

Pajaro Valley Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Pajaro Valley Unified 1192nd of 1535 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Aptos High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 48.13 530th 1653 67.9%
2005 58.47 437th 1901 77.0%
2006 57.71 513th 1968 73.9%
2007 59.74 463rd 2063 77.6%
2008 55.76 555th 2117 73.8%
2009 56.80 553rd 2238 75.3%
2010 60.46 509th 2281 77.7%
2011 60.32 504th 2367 78.7%
2012 62.66 473rd 2354 79.9%
2013 65.15 417th 2426 82.8%
2015 88.24 211th 1994 89.4%
2016 84.51 294th 2039 85.6%
2017 83.73 341st 2021 83.1%
2018 75.89 470th 2017 76.7%
2019 70.15 529th 2133 75.2%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 78.58 402nd 2123 81.1%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Reviews:
by a parent
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Open Quote This is a better high school in the area.
They have school buses still even.
This school starts at 7:45am though. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Aptos High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1082 3 19 99 7 n/a n/a 0 1210
1989 1027 7 32 172 9 n/a n/a 0 1247
1990 963 10 50 335 11 n/a n/a 0 1369
1991 898 9 48 396 7 n/a n/a 0 1358
1992 1002 8 65 609 3 n/a n/a 0 1687
1993 963 14 59 682 4 n/a n/a 0 1722
1994 903 8 60 716 5 n/a n/a 0 1692
1995 902 17 87 820 2 n/a n/a 0 1828
1996 902 17 87 820 2 n/a n/a 0 1828
1997 929 14 86 899 6 n/a n/a 0 1934
1998 1062 16 92 965 4 n/a n/a 0 2139
1999 1098 16 93 1006 8 n/a n/a 0 2221
2000 1090 16 90 848 15 n/a n/a 0 2059
2001 1085 22 86 766 19 n/a n/a 0 1978
2002 1090 18 67 734 10 n/a n/a 2 1921
2003 1090 18 67 734 10 n/a n/a 2 1921
2004 1110 21 61 771 7 n/a n/a 0 1970
2005 1024 15 55 594 4 n/a n/a 0 1692
2006 984 11 56 509 5 n/a n/a 0 1565
2007 944 13 65 404 6 n/a n/a 1 1433
2008 907 13 54 322 5 n/a n/a 0 1301
2009 897 10 59 366 7 1 1 0 1341
2010 900 7 56 401 8 1 5 0 1378
2011 884 8 52 431 4 3 1 0 1383
2012 859 6 62 438 6 4 7 0 1382
2013 853 4 59 423 2 4 4 0 1349
2014 827 5 63 457 4 6 3 0 1365
2015 822 8 62 513 4 3 5 0 1417
2016 797 11 56 532 3 2 8 0 1409
2017 773 17 57 593 6 4 8 0 1458
2018 774 13 65 607 4 4 11 0 1478
2019 750 15 61 584 1 4 17 0 1432
2020 707 17 56 622 7 5 19 0 1433
2021 718 17 52 614 6 5 23 0 1435

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Aptos High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1210 54.2 22.3 n/a
1989 1247 54.6 22.8 n/a
1990 1369 59.4 23.0 n/a
1991 1358 61.4 22.1 n/a
1992 1687 62.4 27.0 26.7
1993 1722 76.4 22.5 30
1994 1692 71.6 23.6 28
1995 1828 72.1 25.4 34.5
1996 1828 72.1 25.4 34.5
1997 1934 80.0 24.2 30.9
1998 2139 89.3 24.0 2.9
1999 2221 95.4 23.3 27.9
2000 2059 89.1 23.1 23.2
2001 1978 90.9 21.8 24.4
2002 1921 98.5 19.5 22
2003 1921 98.5 19.5 22
2004 1970 86.8 22.7 29.6
2005 1692 76.0 22.3 26.1
2006 1565 73.5 21.3 22.8
2007 1433 50.9 28.2 17.9
2008 1301 65.9 19.7 16.3
2009 1341 57.5 20.6 16.7
2010 1378 62.5 22.0 22.6
2011 1383 n/a n/a 24.4
2012 1382 54.0 25.5 n/a
2013 1349 54.0 24.9 31.1
2014 1365 56.1 24.2 33.5
2015 1417 54.0 26.2 32.3
2016 1409 54.0 26.0 31.9
2017 1458 53.0 27.4 32.7
2018 1478 56.0 26.3 37.3
2019 1432 58.5 24.4 41.3
2020 1433 n/a n/a 42.1
2021 1435 63.2 22.7 34.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Aptos High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1210 54.2 22.3 n/a
1989 1247 54.6 22.8 n/a
1990 1369 59.4 23.0 n/a
1991 1358 61.4 22.1 n/a
1992 1687 62.4 27.0 26.7
1993 1722 76.4 22.5 30
1994 1692 71.6 23.6 28
1995 1828 72.1 25.4 34.5
1996 1828 72.1 25.4 34.5
1997 1934 80.0 24.2 30.9
1998 2139 89.3 24.0 2.9
1999 2221 95.4 23.3 27.9
2000 2059 89.1 23.1 23.2
2001 1978 90.9 21.8 24.4
2002 1921 98.5 19.5 22
2003 1921 98.5 19.5 22
2004 1970 86.8 22.7 29.6
2005 1692 76.0 22.3 26.1
2006 1565 73.5 21.3 22.8
2007 1433 50.9 28.2 17.9
2008 1301 65.9 19.7 16.3
2009 1341 57.5 20.6 16.7
2010 1378 62.5 22.0 22.6
2011 1383 n/a n/a 24.4
2012 1382 54.0 25.5 n/a
2013 1349 54.0 24.9 31.1
2014 1365 56.1 24.2 33.5
2015 1417 54.0 26.2 32.3
2016 1409 54.0 26.0 31.9
2017 1458 53.0 27.4 32.7
2018 1478 56.0 26.3 37.3
2019 1432 58.5 24.4 41.3
2020 1433 n/a n/a 42.1
2021 1435 63.2 22.7 34.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Aptos High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 529th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 402nd of 2123 High schools
 5.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Aptos High)66.666.5
 0%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pajaro Valley Unified)45.941.4
 4.5%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.354.8
 2.5%
11th Grade Mathematics (Aptos High)39.336.5
 2.8%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Pajaro Valley Unified)20.516.6
 4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227
 5.3%
12th Grade Science (Aptos High)20.833.3
 12.6%
   12th Grade Science (Pajaro Valley Unified)1919.9
 0.9%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.8
 1.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students14321435
 0.2%
African American1517
 13.3%
American Indian16
 500%
Asian6152
 14.8%
Hispanic584614
 5.1%
Pacific Islander45
 25%
White750718
 4.3%
Two or More Races1723
 35.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients41.3%34.6%
 6.7%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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