School Details

Green Valley Christian School

376 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 724-6505
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-12 239 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Green Valley Christian School is a private high school in Watsonville. The principal of Green Valley Christian School is Mrs. Sharon Harris, whose e-mail is sharris@gvcs.org. 239 students go to Green Valley Christian School and identify primarily as Multiracial, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Green Valley Christian School is 16:1. Academic/Vocational Charter Institute is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 50% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% %
Hispanic 26% %
White, non-Hispanic 19% %
Asian 12% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    My son attended this school from preschool through 8th grade. Excellent education and care by a credentialed staff. WASC accredited and highly rated. You can't find a better school in Santa Cruz County to place care and educated your children. Low turn over of staff says some great things about administration. High SAT scores.

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids have attended GV since 2007. My youngest just promoted to 6th. The younger grades of GV are a perfect score - very enriching environment warm and loving teachers cool technology and great communication. And our recent 5th grade experience was an outstanding sendoff! I also really liked the office - the principal and office staff are professional organized friendly and vigilant. It was 6th grade where my oldest started to struggle and find issue with a couple teachers. Though he also had his most favorite teacher during his last years as well so... My thoughts on the middle school is that by 6th the kids have been in the same pool of kids a few new faces ever so often for 7 years (pre-k & up). This plus the teacher issue with my eldest prompted our family to transfer my youngest next year. I do wonder about the vice principal also teaching the 7th and 8th grade classes (shared teaching). It was a conflict of interest for my eldest - less outlets for guidance and support due to differing personalities. Pretty tough for him since it spanned over 2 years. I weighed giving a 4-star rating but just couldn't based on all the good times! Will miss this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    Love this school! My daughter has been attending since pre-k and loves it! Staff is wonderful and love the parent involvement. Academics is also great. Environment is very supportive and my child feels safe. We have never dealt with any bullying type behavior.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love Green Valley Christian School. My daughter has been attending for the past 2 years she is in second grade. Her reading level is above average. GVCS makes learning fun great parent support. I couldn't be happier.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two kids who go to Green Valley Christian School. They have been there since PreSchool. I couldn't be happier with how they are learning and the wonderful friends they are making. Class size is less than 15 so they get amazing teacher support. Wouldn't want them to go anywhere else.

  • (5 years ago)

    We woud'nt send our kids any place else. We have 2 kids currently at Green Valley and a son that graduated from 8th grade last year. He is going to Monte Vista High. He was very prepared academically and emotionally. We are very happy with the atmosphere at GVCS the teachers and the staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    Green Valley Christian School is an excellent school. I have recently graduated from Green Valley and miss it very much. I love my parents a lot for sending me there. Everything they teach you at Green Valley is worth while. The whole staff is always there for you you never fell unloved. The teachers are outstanding and they are always there to help you with anything even if it is before or after school. All the teachers know every little piece of information about what they are teaching. The Eight grade teacher Mr. Troy Martin is fantastic I have learned more from him than anyone else in my life. The Principal Mrs. Sharon Harris has great leadership ability and knows how to help your child succeed at life. You will never regret sending your children here.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a Christian School and they do state that in their philosophy and mission statement. If this is not your cup of tea you should look elsewhere. Students are given a well rounded education which includes values and Christ Like Character. Highly recommend this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I feel the school places too much emphasis on Bible study and memorization of Bible verses. My son has been struggling academically yet he is forced to memorize lenghty Bible verses that most adults would have a difficult time with. Also this subject is given no point value so it doesn't help him improve his grade point average.

  • (8 years ago)

    I would not want my child any other place than Green Vally. Great place for learning and it has a tremendous caring staff. I am very appreciative of all this school has to offer. Thank you GVCS!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has no teaching quality. Teachers are just watching kids playing around by themselves. Can not find the way to teach kids to get along with others in a professional manner. No solid plan on extracurricular activies. All requests information to principal have been ignored and forgetten. No parent involvement with children. I don't recommend going to this school as the quality to tution fee ratio is too poor. This is a wasting money.

  • (9 years ago)

    Three of our children attended here from preschool through 5th grade. The school has caring teachers and good opportunities for band choir and a few sports. In general if your child's nature is to work hard and be obedient he/she will probably do very well here. The school is much less able to cope with children who are not thrilled by hours of seatwork in school followed by hours of daily homework. If your child has an active 'wiggly' personality look somewhere else or be prepared for years of torture. The biggest weakness of this school is the hours of homework and time-consuming projects assigned on a daily basis. I was very relieved when each of our three children reached the end of fifth grade and switched over to Monte Vista.

  • (10 years ago)

    I went to GVCS for like 9 years it was such a great school. The teachers rocked at that time it was still pre-6th and was relatively small. The one on one help I was able to recieve was fantastic. I love GVCS to death. And if I am still in the area in a few years will send my kids there.

  • (11 years ago)

    We have experienced pre-K Kinder and 1st grade so far. These particular three teachers are excellent and in their classes parental involvement is great and utilized well. GVCS has high expectations for behavior.

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