Soquel High

Summary:

Soquel High is a public high school serving 974 students in grades 9-12 in Soquel, California, which is part of the Santa Cruz City High District. The school consistently performs above state and district averages in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science, and maintains a high graduation rate of over 93%. However, Soquel High faces challenges with increasing chronic absenteeism and disparities in the academic performance of different student subgroups.

Soquel High's academic performance is a standout, with 71.56% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 62.62% for the district and 55.41% for the state. In Mathematics, 28.25% of Soquel High students were proficient or better, outperforming the district average of 32.78% and the state average of 27.36%. The school's Science performance, as measured by the CAST assessment, is also above the district and state averages. Soquel High's graduation rate, ranging from 93.7% to 95.0% in recent years, is consistently higher than the state average.

While Soquel High generally outperforms nearby schools like Costanoa Continuation High and Santa Cruz County Court/Community schools, it lags behind the exceptional performance of Pacific Collegiate Charter, which has 100% proficiency in 11th-grade English Language Arts. Soquel High's diverse student population, with 49.49% White and 39.43% Hispanic students, is notable compared to nearby schools like Santa Cruz High, which has a higher percentage of White students.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 401 Old San Jose Rd.
       Soquel, CA  95073-2213


(831) 429-3909

District: Santa Cruz City High

SchoolDigger Rank:
504th of 2,346 California High Schools


Feeder schools for Soquel High:

Elementary:    Mountain Elementary
Middle:    Branciforte Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  20.7 Help
Number of students:  974

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.5%
Hispanic:
39.4%
Two or more races:
6.8%
more

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27.6% Help


 See top rated California high schools

 Compare Soquel High to nearby high schools!

Performance Trends
Help
Compare Details Soquel High ranks better than 78.5% of high schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 6 ranked high schools in the Santa Cruz City High School District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.46. (See more...)
Help
The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Soquel High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
Help
The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Help
Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
Help
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (49.5%), Hispanic (39.4%), two or more races (6.8%). (See more...)
Help
Compare Details 27.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Help
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Soquel High is 20.7. 4 high schools in the Santa Cruz City High School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Help
Compare Soquel High employs 46.9 full-time teachers.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Soquel High:

SchoolDigger ranks Soquel High 504th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Soquel High in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Multi-racial students:
Special Education students:
Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
Male students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


Santa Cruz City High:

SchoolDigger ranks Santa Cruz City High 443rd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


What do you think?

Your rating for Soquel High?

Rank History for Soquel High

Help
Compare

Rank History for all students at Soquel High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 68.42 216th 1653 86.9%
2005 72.46 214th 1901 88.7%
2006 74.61 208th 1968 89.4%
2007 64.50 357th 2063 82.7%
2008 61.05 457th 2117 78.4%
2009 65.12 337th 2238 84.9%
2010 65.50 382nd 2281 83.3%
2011 68.02 332nd 2367 86.0%
2012 64.44 426th 2354 81.9%
2013 55.36 646th 2426 73.4%
2015 79.51 371st 1994 81.4%
2016 72.84 504th 2039 75.3%
2017 70.80 581st 2021 71.3%
2018 61.68 768th 2017 61.9%
2019 83.28 306th 2133 85.7%
2021 92.94 85th 1290 93.4%
2022 69.35 544th 2123 74.4%
2023 68.46 501st 2335 78.5%
See the entire list of California High School Rankings!

Rank History for Multi-racial students at Soquel High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 53.05 212th 422 49.8%
2022 55.49 231st 515 55.1%
2023 58.79 263rd 780 66.3%
See the entire list of Best California High Schools for Multi-racial Students!

Rank History for English Language Learner students at Soquel High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.19 928th 938 1.1%
See the entire list of Best California High Schools for English Language Learner Students!

Rank History for Special Education students at Soquel High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 48.29 502nd 1539 67.4%
See the entire list of Best California High Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Soquel High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.45 975th 1862 47.6%
2019 80.88 274th 1937 85.9%
2022 57.41 690th 1943 64.5%
2023 53.35 793rd 2237 64.6%
See the entire list of Best California High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Soquel High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.86 651st 1760 63.0%
2019 87.35 196th 1833 89.3%
2021 92.12 77th 1054 92.7%
2022 76.01 380th 1858 79.5%
2023 70.49 440th 2106 79.1%
See the entire list of Best California High Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Soquel High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.22 426th 1052 59.5%
2019 56.75 323rd 1117 71.1%
2022 51.71 369th 1161 68.2%
See the entire list of Best California High Schools for Disabled Students!

Rank History for Male students at Soquel High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.58 820th 1834 55.3%
2019 72.36 460th 1880 75.5%
2021 88.54 135th 1122 88.0%
2022 59.16 661st 1916 65.5%
2023 63.25 551st 2195 74.9%
See the entire list of Best California High Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Soquel High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.21 1067th 1742 38.7%
2019 81.05 250th 1814 86.2%
2022 58.17 653rd 1861 64.9%
2023 62.87 545th 2132 74.4%
See the entire list of Best California High Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Soquel High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.76 652nd 1173 44.4%
2019 69.64 343rd 1222 71.9%
2022 53.17 549th 1204 54.4%
2023 57.42 484th 1424 66.0%
See the entire list of Best California High Schools for White Students!

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

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Soquel High Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
District Scores:
State Scores:    
  
Subgroup: 





Data source: California Department of Education

We're sorry, but no reviews have been submitted for Soquel High.

If you have first-hand knowledge about Soquel High, submit a rating!


Reviews:
No reviews have been submitted!


Enrollment information for Soquel High

Help
Compare
Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1457 29 38 129 7 n/a n/a 0 1660
1989 1326 37 50 152 6 n/a n/a 0 1571
1990 1225 28 44 130 6 n/a n/a 0 1433
1991 1156 26 46 133 12 n/a n/a 0 1373
1992 1049 25 42 136 13 n/a n/a 0 1265
1993 1084 18 37 148 17 n/a n/a 0 1304
1994 1150 25 49 165 19 n/a n/a 0 1408
1995 1142 28 69 185 22 n/a n/a 0 1446
1996 1142 28 69 185 22 n/a n/a 0 1446
1997 1291 22 79 225 19 n/a n/a 0 1636
1998 1356 26 69 231 10 n/a n/a 0 1692
1999 1381 21 64 217 10 n/a n/a 0 1693
2000 1327 15 53 189 7 n/a n/a 0 1591
2001 1208 18 48 197 7 n/a n/a 27 1505
2002 972 16 46 206 5 n/a n/a 87 1332
2003 972 16 46 206 5 n/a n/a 87 1332
2004 905 13 46 274 7 n/a n/a 113 1358
2005 892 11 62 270 10 n/a n/a 79 1324
2006 806 15 61 255 9 n/a n/a 88 1234
2007 777 12 54 254 7 n/a n/a 94 1198
2008 751 16 58 254 6 n/a n/a 0 1085
2009 682 14 49 243 7 4 120 0 1119
2010 702 19 38 293 6 2 19 0 1079
2011 627 21 27 303 9 2 41 0 1030
2012 561 15 30 333 11 3 50 0 1003
2013 569 13 22 388 4 2 55 0 1053
2014 596 15 34 364 2 1 50 0 1062
2015 590 9 35 385 2 2 52 0 1075
2016 614 12 34 379 4 1 49 0 1093
2017 617 8 43 385 4 1 58 0 1116
2018 612 5 38 418 3 3 76 0 1155
2019 621 3 31 419 4 1 94 0 1173
2020 577 3 28 397 3 2 68 0 1078
2021 559 14 38 382 10 3 28 0 1034
2022 542 7 26 374 4 2 67 0 1022
2023 482 11 24 384 4 2 66 1 974

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 Soquel High

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1660 68.2 24.3 n/a
1989 1571 66.3 23.6 n/a
1990 1433 62.4 22.9 n/a
1991 1373 54.9 25.0 n/a
1992 1265 55.8 22.6 6.2
1993 1304 55.4 23.5 7.7
1994 1408 59.7 23.6 9
1995 1446 59.2 24.4 6.5
1996 1446 59.2 24.4 6.5
1997 1636 59.9 27.3 5.6
1998 1692 68.6 24.7 4.9
1999 1693 68.2 24.8 3.1
2000 1591 63.8 24.9 3.6
2001 1505 62.4 24.1 5
2002 1332 53.0 25.1 6.4
2003 1332 53.0 25.1 6.4
2004 1358 51.0 26.6 9.2
2005 1324 49.8 26.6 14.1
2006 1234 47.6 25.9 18.1
2007 1198 47.2 25.4 17.8
2008 1085 59.4 18.3 20.7
2009 1119 45.9 19.8 22.8
2010 1079 43.4 24.8 24.5
2011 1030 n/a n/a 29.3
2012 1003 39.7 25.2 n/a
2013 1053 39.7 26.5 29.8
2014 1062 42.0 25.2 26.9
2015 1075 41.0 26.2 33.3
2016 1093 41.0 26.6 32.8
2017 1116 42.3 26.3 32.3
2018 1155 45.6 25.3 36.2
2019 1173 44.3 26.4 31.3
2020 1078 n/a n/a 25.8
2021 1034 44.4 23.2 24.5
2022 1022 49.2 20.7 21.2
2023 974 46.9 20.7 27.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Soquel High

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1660 68.2 24.3 n/a
1989 1571 66.3 23.6 n/a
1990 1433 62.4 22.9 n/a
1991 1373 54.9 25.0 n/a
1992 1265 55.8 22.6 6.2
1993 1304 55.4 23.5 7.7
1994 1408 59.7 23.6 9
1995 1446 59.2 24.4 6.5
1996 1446 59.2 24.4 6.5
1997 1636 59.9 27.3 5.6
1998 1692 68.6 24.7 4.9
1999 1693 68.2 24.8 3.1
2000 1591 63.8 24.9 3.6
2001 1505 62.4 24.1 5
2002 1332 53.0 25.1 6.4
2003 1332 53.0 25.1 6.4
2004 1358 51.0 26.6 9.2
2005 1324 49.8 26.6 14.1
2006 1234 47.6 25.9 18.1
2007 1198 47.2 25.4 17.8
2008 1085 59.4 18.3 20.7
2009 1119 45.9 19.8 22.8
2010 1079 43.4 24.8 24.5
2011 1030 n/a n/a 29.3
2012 1003 39.7 25.2 n/a
2013 1053 39.7 26.5 29.8
2014 1062 42.0 25.2 26.9
2015 1075 41.0 26.2 33.3
2016 1093 41.0 26.6 32.8
2017 1116 42.3 26.3 32.3
2018 1155 45.6 25.3 36.2
2019 1173 44.3 26.4 31.3
2020 1078 n/a n/a 25.8
2021 1034 44.4 23.2 24.5
2022 1022 49.2 20.7 21.2
2023 974 46.9 20.7 27.6

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 Soquel High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 306th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 501st of 2335 High schools
 7.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Soquel High)70.571.6
 1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Cruz City High)65.662.6
 3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Soquel High)41.128.3
 12.8%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Santa Cruz City High)46.432.8
 13.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Soquel High)37.229.2
 8%
   12th Grade Science (Santa Cruz City High)34.233.8
 0.4%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1173974
 17%
African American311
 266.7%
American Indian44
Asian3124
 22.6%
Hispanic419384
 8.4%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White621482
 22.4%
Two or More Races9466
 29.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31.3%27.6%
 3.7%


Schools Near Soquel High









Frequently Asked Questions about Soquel High

Students at Soquel High are 49% White, 39% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 2% Asian, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 974 students attended Soquel High.

Soquel High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Mountain Elementary
Middle : Branciforte Middle

Soquel High ranks 504th of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


Rate Soquel High!



Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Soquel High!




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

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics

None retrieved from Database in 59 milliseconds.