• WASC
    Visiting Committee
    Mid-Cycle Report Published 
    On Tuesday, March 10, two members of the last full WASC Visiting Committee returned to SYVUHS as part of our mid-cycle revisit. The visit went exceptionally well, and the committee members had very favorable things to say about our school.
     WASC VC Report
    Click here to read the report of their findings. Click here to read our school's mid-cycle report written in preparation for their visit.

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  • Extra! Extra!
    Read All About It!
    PTSA Publishes
    Parent 2 Parent Newsletter! 
    Click here to read the current edition of the Parent 2 Parent Newsletter. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter by email, send your request to We hope you enjoy reading about the many exciting things happening at Santa Ynez High School!

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  • School Accountability Report Card

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    The School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is an annual report to the school community. The SARC provides valuable information about Santa Ynez Valley Union High School and is available online in English and Español. Hard copies are available in the Student Services office on campus. Demographics, accountability data, teacher qualifications, school safety, and textbook sufficiency are among the many areas covered in this report.

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  • Valley Math
    Resource Center
    Visit the Valley Math Resource Center section of our website to learn more about mathematics education in the Santa Ynez Valley and some exciting changes to math instruction. This section will be updated often, so check back frequently for new content.

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Message from Principal



 Welcome to Santa Ynez
Valley Union High School
 Distinguished School   Newsweek 2014
Silver Badge    daily beast
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School was founded in 1896 and is located in the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley--a quaint, rural community just inland from the wild and beautiful central California coast. SYVUHS enjoys a long and rich tradition of excellence.  With only 1,000 students enrolled, our pristine, park-like campus may be small, but our hard-earned reputation for success is widely recognized.  Whether it be in academics, athletics, visual and performing arts, occupational arts, agriculture,  community service, or any other endeavor, our students have historically excelled. Santa Ynez Valley Union High School is proud to be among the highest-achieving high schools in Santa Barbara County, but we don't rest on our laurels. Our faculty and staff actively practice innovative teaching with the goal of preparing our students to meet the uniquely unprecedented challenges of learning in the 21st century.
Welcome to our website. Most of what you need to know about Santa Ynez High School can be found here, but if you find we've missed anything, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Go Pirates!
Mark Swanitz
Class of '85 

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    In an effort to provide the safest possible environment for learning, SYVUHS has a CyberBully Hotline. To anonymously report information about bullying, harassment, intimidation, drug and alcohol use, or any other dangerous or illegal activity, students and parents can text or call the hotline number above.

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