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Scotts Valley Unified School District

Scotts Valley Unified School District

  • SVUSD 


    Our students will be socially responsible, pursuing their full potential in intellectual, social, and physical development, and be engaged, ethical and effective citizens. 


    Scotts Valley Unified School District will provide each student with quality educational and social opportunities needed to thrive in a modern world.

    • Our role is to develop academically capable, culturally attuned and socially responsible students.
    • There is strength and value in diversity of thought and experience.
    • District decisions, at all levels, should be thoughtful, equitable and transparent.
    • We value commitment and collaboration from our engaged students, families and the community.
    • We value trust, respect and teamwork from our highly skilled and dedicated team.
    • We are accountable to our public for setting clear expectations and optimizing resources to meet our goals.


    SVMS Construction

    New photos taken 9/16/2018



    SVUSD Logo Winner!

    Caleb Romberger

    For the past two years, students in Emily Brandt's Graphic Design class have submitted potential logos for Scotts Valley Unified School District.  Numerous logos were submitted last year, but none were selected as the clear winner.  The problem has been narrowing down the entries.  Entries received were professional and designed well, making the selection of only one almost impossible. This year’s new logo search again brought in amazing designs making the decision difficult. 

    Caleb Romberger, an SVHS senior, created the winning logo.  The logo is a modification of Caleb’s last year submission.  Caleb graciously allowed the district to use his last year’s design until this year’s official logo search began.  His logo received raves while it was used.  His new design is a slightly modified version of last year’s submission that edged out the other entries.  Thank you, Caleb Romberger!!



    SVHS student Ryan Beam displays his science project Fake News at this year's  @ Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA.  Read the article about the project, "Teen fights fake news, one newsfeed at a time"


    CTE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WINNING PHOTOGRAPHFlower and a beeDerek Tom has the winning portfolio for this year’s Digital Photography class.  The ROP Digital Photography course provides students with both the artistic and technical skills to capture the world.  Tyler Oxford taught the course and had a difficult time selecting the winning portfolio.  The student photos were fantastic.  Coming soon the works of art created by Mr Oxford's students.  Derek’s bee picture can also be found in the slides above.  The ROP program is now the CTE (Computer Technical Education) program.


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    Our Students Continue to Impress and Amaze Us! 


    Congratulations Owen Mercer!  Owen ranked in the top 50 spellers in the nation for his age group!  Excellent work Owen!  
    Spelling Bee Champion

    APP DEVELOPERKrause and Bare in front of app postersJarrett Bare, an eleventh grader at Scotts Valley High School, has already successfully developed and launched six apps, among other business ventures!  He is pictured above with Superintendent Krause at the 17th Annual Your Future is our Business Education/Business Luncheon, where he demonstrated his newest App, LitQuote.  According to Jarrett, “LitQuote helps revolutionize the way we write essays and allows students to find perfect quotes to write about through searching our immense database with easy to use filters.”  Congratulations, Jarrett – you make us proud!


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    About Us

    Scotts Valley Unified schools are ranked as some of the highest performing public schools in Santa Cruz County. We are proud of the high quality education we provide to approximately 2500 students year after year.

    Please look around to see what we do so well here at SVUSD. Be sure to visit the individual school web sites to see what's happening at Brook Knoll Elementary School, Vine Hill Elementary School, Scotts Valley Middle School and Scotts Valley High School.

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    District Area

    23 Sq Miles


    Tanya Krause

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