Santa Ynez High ranked 254th best high school in California and 1359th best in the nation.
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Santa Ynez wins first-ever CIF water polo title.
57 SYHS grads and current students earn the distinction of being AP Scholars.
Canvas, our new learning management system, is bringing big changes in teaching and learning to Santa Ynez High School.
New online art gallery featuring the artwork of our talented SYVUHS students.
Casey Mordini-Bluhm is in a select group of the nation's top students.
Students and parents are encouraged to drive carefully and be mindful of the new speed limit in the vicinity of the high school.
Sydney Hunt has formed a non-profit, turning Pirates with Hearts into Students with Hearts.
The SYVUHS music program won the coveted Sweepstakes Award at the World Heritage Festival last weekend.
Santa Ynez High School's Pirates Genius Bar is now open for staff and students...
Over at least the last five years, Santa Ynez Valley High School Advanced Placement students outscored students in the State of California and students worldwide by 15-20%.
Pirate CyberPatriots place in top 20% of teams in the U.S. in the seventh annual competition.
In December, SYVUHS junior Emma Kuskey was published on the online Yahoo! Style magazine. She was also recently the featured guest blogger on the Manifest-Station.
Luke Branquinho, a 1998 SYVUHS graduate, won his fifth National Champion Steer Wrestling title at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
Santa Ynez High School students have access to OneDrive for Business by Microsoft.
Providing affordable Internet to students and families
Sal conducts a series of interviews with lead Common Core author, Bill McCollum, to demystify the new standards.
The annual report of America's top schools ranks Santa Ynez High School as the 377th top public high school in the United States.
SYVUHS junior, Emma Kuskey, wants you to stand with her to end rape on college campuses.
SYHS administrators accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in The Pit on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.
In their 2014 survey of public high schools in the United States, The Daily Beast ranked SYHS as the 270th best high school in the nation.
The recognition comes on the heels of the Pirates' 29-1 season in which they won the CIF championship.
Seven graduates of Santa Ynez High School and one of Refugio High School were recently named to the Allan Hancock College Dean's Honors List for the spring 2014 semester.
Coach Dickey was named CIF Southern Section Coach of the Year, and several players earned All-CIF honors.
The SYVUHS Theater and Music Departments were the beneficiaries of a $1,000 donation from Santa Barbara Teen Star.
The Pirates beat Village Christian in the CIF Southern Section Division 5 Finals Saturday at UC Riverside to take the title.
The SYVUHS boys tennis team clinched the CIF title with a victory over Redlands Friday.
Izack is the fourth 1st place winner from SYVUHS in the four years the competition has been held. He won for his iPhone repair business proposal called iGot-it Repairs.
This weekend, the SYHS MechaPirates FIRST Robotics team became the first rookie team ever to advance to the finals of the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship in St. Louis, Missouri and ended up finishing on the second place alliance in the world.
Students from Ms. Lee's ROP Video class recently took home top honors in the SB County Water Wise High School Video Contest.
Just in time for Earth Day, SYVUHS unveils a new, environmentally friendly bottle-filling station to encourage the use of reusable bottles.
Young Pirate architects take home first, second, and third places, along with an honorable mention.
The Khan Academy will be the exclusive provider of free SAT prep for the redesigned SAT exam scheduled to roll out in 2016.
Current freshmen will be the first to take the reformatted exam in 2016.
Robotics teams wins Rookie All-Star Award at Madera Regional.
Seven SYVUHS graduates were recently named to the Allan Hancock College Deans' List for the 2013 fall semester.
David Wagstaffe and Connor Meza were awarded the top spots in the Santa Barbara County Big Read essay contest for their analysis of Tim O'Brien's novel, The Things They Carried.
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson partnered with the California PTA to provide Common Core resources to parents.
Five former Pirates were inducted into the Wall of Honor on Friday, October 18, before the home football game vs. Morro Bay.
Hanly tallies 8.5 sacks in game versus Santa Maria.
Mr. Chris Mullin of the Social Studies Department was recently selected by two recent grads as their most inspirational and influential teacher.
Meza and Valdez-Ordonez recognized in the National Hispanic Recognition Program.
Three seniors named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Competition.
Major colleges and universities have started allowing anyone to participate in their courses online.
Santa Ynez High School remains among the top high schools in Santa Barbara County.
The California Department of Education recently posted practice tests from the new computer adaptive Smarter Balanced Assessment. Try them for yourself now.
Izack Romero's "iGot it" iPhone and iPod repair business plan earns top marks.
With another major USA Shooting victory, Ashley Carroll, a member of the Class of 2013, takes one step closer to the Rio Olympics.
Senior Ben Hanser is one of just 2.500 2013 National Merit Scholarship winners nationwide.
For the fifth consecutive year, the boys track team secured the Los Padres League title.
In rankings recently released by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Ynez High School was ranked as the 249th best high school in California and the 1220th best high school in the United States.
Students begin a project to scan and create a digital 3D model of Mission Santa Inés using advanced LiDAR technology
1987 alumnus, Mark Andrews, takes home the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.
Jordan Evans, NASA's Engineering Development and Operations Manager for the mars rover "Curiosity" team, to speak to math and science classes.
Congratulations to 1988 SYVUHS graduate, Dr. Niki Sandoval, on her appointment to the California State Board of Education!
ROP Accounting class receives training from the United Way to become certified VITA volunteer tax preparers.
Administrators hope new anonymous text message and voicemail system will reduce the number of incidents of bullying, harassment, intimidation, drug/alcohol use, and other dangerous behaviors on campus.
Chris Mullin and Kathy Bibby recognized for inspiration and excellence
Santa Ynez High School Athletics inducts 7 new members to the Wall of Honor.
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School ranked 682 in Newsweek poll.
Congratulations to next year's Executive Board of the SYVUHS PTSA!
New Store for Pirates! The Pirate Store, located Pit-side in the center of the campus, open on Wednesdays during lunch.
The results from the 2016 administration of the College Board's AP exams can be found here.
Read our school's online student newspaper, The Black and Orange News .