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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

    SVUSD Calendar
    Save Our Shores Coastal clean up Day - 9/21

    SVUSD and Rachel Kippen cleaning up

    Michelle Stewart and Hannah Walsh from SVUSD, plus Rachel Kippen, Executive Director of O'Neill Sea Odyssey participate in the Save Our Shores Coastal Clean Up Day at Felton Covered Bridge Park.  Another crew was at the beach helping beautify our beaches.

    wecome back to our teachers and staff!

    The annual Welcome Back Breakfast was a huge success and we were honored to have Rachel Kippen, Executive Director of O'Neill Sea Odyssey, as our speaker!

    Teachers and staff listen to Rachel Kippen
    Rachel Kippen speaking at the welcome back breakfast

    Free Crisis Support Resources 


    School Based

    SVMS School Counselor - Abbie Stevens, MA, PPS

    SVHS School Counselor - Christie Danner, MA, PPS

    Community Based

    Hospice of Scotts Valley Amy Marlo, Youth Grief Support Program Manager Hospice of Scotts Valley 831-430-3040

    Maaliea Wilbur, LMFT

    Therapy Works, Executive Director

    TherapyWorks Intake Department -


    Maaliea and her compassionate team of therapists welcome those in need of emotional support to receive a complimentary and confidential counseling session.

    MERT - The Mobile Emergency Response Team is the Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention and Evaluation service team for youth and families living in SC County regardless of insurance coverage. MERT provides crisis intervention, stabilization and field-based response to acute crisis situations.

    (800) 952-2335

    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.

    District Office

    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

    Governing Board