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About This School

Santa Ynez Elementary School is a public middle school in Santa Ynez. The principal of Santa Ynez Elementary School is James Brown, whose e-mail is 174 students go to Santa Ynez Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 30% of the Santa Ynez Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 57% of the 174 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Santa Ynez Elementary School is 10:1. Santa Ynez Valley Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 56% 35%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 51%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 13% 9%
Filipino 0.6% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Unspecified 0% 2%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 424%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 27%
Limited English proficiency 30% 23%

Community Rating & Reviews

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  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending this school since 2nd grade and has really enjoyed it. Each teacher has been excellent and has worked with her and her advanced needs. We appreciate the smaller classroom sizes. GATE is an especially fun and inventive class. It's a pleasure to be involved with a small town school and receive the added attention as a result.

  • (4 years ago)

    Because of it's diversity and the classes offered to the upper grades the activities and the caring teachers!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is more like a community. Our students not only achieve academically but exhibit character. Small class sizes help skilled teachers reach all students with the latest methodology and technology.

  • (4 years ago)

    Santa Ynez Elementary school offers private school class size with an experienced staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a small rural school with a widely varied student population and a staff of excellent experienced and caring teachers. The students are happy achieving and improving academically because of the devotion of the staff and the excellent instruction they receive in the classrooms. Students enjoy coming to school and are very supportive of one another.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a fantastic school. You can't find a school anywhere that has a more devoted staff. This school has happy kids who are achieving and improving because of the loving instruction they get from all the teachers and support staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    My family moved to santa ynez from santa barbara thinking that it would have better schools because it is a small town . What we learned about this place was that if you diddnt grow up here you will never be accepted.This was true for our kids and ourselves.There are alot of bullies in this town and bullies breed more bullies ! you will get no help from the teachers and staff if your child needs help.They will isolate your child from the other children and perpetuate the bullies behavior. We have since moved to another big city and everything is much better! [So much for small town kindness.] Please do not subject your children to this school and also dont subject your self to this town!Let them keep it for themselves.

  • (8 years ago)

    My kids went here a few years back we moved because it was a horrible experience for them. Santa Ynez isn't a bad place but it's not a nice place either. Would I ever move there again? No

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