School Details

New School Community Day

165 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 761-6140
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(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 56 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Pajaro Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Pajaro Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

New School Community Day is a public high school in Watsonville. The principal of New School Community Day is Victoria Sorensen, whose e-mail is victoria_sorensen@pvusd.net. 56 children attend New School Community Day and are mostly Hispanic, Filipino, and Native American or Native Alaskan. 63% of the New School Community Day students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 56 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at New School Community Day is 19:1. Watsonville High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 96% 79%
Filipino 2% 1.0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%
Unspecified 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% 0.9%
White, non-Hispanic 0% 19%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 67%
Limited English proficiency 63% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Teaching at New School has made my life richer and more connected to my community. The staff is amazing caring and dedicated to serving the needs of the students. All students here are given the opportunity for success and a positive future. New School rocks!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    New School is a small alternative education high school. Our students have for whatever reason not met with success in mainstream schools. Because we are small and because we have a talented committed staff who cares about our students we make a difference. Children come to us with their history of struggle challenges and failure and we help them to believe in themselves. Most (not all) of our students leave our school changed they believe that they can do what they choose to do in life that they do have a choice and that their difficulties and challenges are not obstacles but strengths. We give our students confidence. This not any academic or subject area learning is the greatest lesson students can learn. Without this nothing is possible; with it anything can be done. "Never give up."

  • (1 year ago)

    New School is a Title 1 Community Day high school in Watsonville California. The three primary avenues that bring students to New School are massive truancy records oftentimes due to migrant family histories behavior records that have led to suspensions or expulsions sometimes from multiple other programs within our district or as terms of their probation. Our school's student population vacillates between 45 and 65 as students come in to recover credits and then cycle back out to comprehensive high schools. New School's motto is 'Never Ever Give Up ' and even though discipline is stressed and plays a significant role in our curriculum and daily routines the most common description of our school from students past and present is that it is like a family. New School students demonstrate the most positive changes in attitude through participation in the Monterey Bay Alternative Schools Athletic League the only alternative schools athletic league in the state of California. Students learn good sportsmanship teamwork build self-esteem and develop a better sense of community by participating in co-ed volleyball basketball soccer and softball throughout the school year.

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