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Scotts Valley Unified School District

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


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

    svusd core values and guiding principles
    • 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.
    thank you rotary club!

    Did you know that one of the many generous ways in which the Rotary Club of Scotts Valley supports SVUSD is by sponsoring our annual Welcome Back Breakfast?  They even present the Principals with checks at this event!  The District is now a proud corporate member of the Scotts Valley Rotary and our Superintendent, Tanya Krause, has been attending the meetings regularly.  group

    Standing:  (L-R) Bill Holl, Cindy Schuette, Tanya Krause, Josh Wahl, Mike Hanson, Mary Lonhart, Tracey Neilsen; Kneeling:  Randy Klein

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    svusd night at the Santa Cruz Warriors!

    Please join us for a fun and exciting evening watching the Santa Cruz Warriors! The students will have the opportunity to participate in "Prime Time" (student entertainment prior to the game), "Anthem Buddies" (students line up with the players during the National Anthem), and an SVHS student will sing the National Anthem.  It's going to be a great evening, so please purchase your tickets now! Warriors flyer

    spelling bee winners!

    Congratulations to Vikram (6th grade) and Ella (7th grade) who placed 2nd in their respective divisions at the Santa Cruz County Spelling Bee, and will move on to the State Spelling Bee! 



    assemblymember mark stone visits svusd!

    Amity Wood, Mark Stone, Tanya Krause, Roger Snyder and Ms. Eberle

    Assemblymember Stone (2nd from left) poses at SVHS with Amity Wood, Superintendent Krause, Board President Roger Snyder, and Ms. Eberle.  Mr. Stone toured all four Scotts Valley USD schools.

    Measure A Exemption Form 

    (for Senior/SSI parcel tax exemptions) 

    Measure A Exemption Application

    This form is for the 2020-21 tax year.  Please complete the form and submit the form and requested documentation to the District (contact information is on the form).  

    School Board Information:

    SVUSD Local Control and Accountability Plan 2019-20:

    Years of Service Awards 2019

    Thank you to our hard working employees and their many, many years of dedicated service to SVUSD! (photographed with members of our Leadership Team)

    svusd leadership team

    Leadership Team

    Front row (L-R):  Brook Knoll Principal Josh Wahl, Superintendent Tanya Krause, Vine Hill Principal Tracey Neilsen, Chief Business Official Mary Navas, Director of Student Services Dr. Steven Hoy, Director of Technology Kat Beebee

    Back row (L-R):  SVMS Assistant Principal Joe Allen, SVHS Principal Mike Hanson, Assistant Superintendent Michelle Stewart, SVHS Assistant Principal Neil Aratin, Human Resources Administrator Carolyn Lewis, SVMS Principal Mary Lonhart

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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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    Fast Facts

    Schools in our District


    State average per pupil funding


    School Accountability Report Cards

    Student Enrollment


    District Area

    23 Sq Miles


    Tanya Krause

    Number of Employees


    Schools' Awards

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