Vaca Pena Middle School

Vaca Pena Middle School serves 922 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
Vaca Pena Middle School operates within the Vacaville Unf School District.

Overview

The student population of 922 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 922 students
Vaca Pena Middle School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Vaca Pena Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Vaca Pena Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 22:1
Vaca Pena Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1%
1%
Vaca Pena Middle School American Indian (1988-2013)
Asian
5%
11%
Vaca Pena Middle School Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
33%
52%
Vaca Pena Middle School Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
10%
7%
Vaca Pena Middle School Black (1988-2013)
White
46%
26%
Vaca Pena Middle School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
5%
3%
All Ethnic Groups Vaca Pena Middle School Sch Ethnicity Vaca Pena Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.67 0.42
Vaca Pena Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
29%
48%
Vaca Pena Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
8%
Vaca Pena Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,898 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name Vacaville Unf School District
Number of Schools
Managed
16
4
Number of Students Managed 13,898 1,667
Vacaville Unf School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $115 MM $19 MM
Vacaville Unf School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $140 MM $18 MM
Vacaville Unf School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,749 $11,099
Vacaville Unf School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,667 $10,975
Vacaville Unf School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Will C. Wood High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Solano County Special Education (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cooper Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • VacavilleCooper Elementary School
    750 Christine Dr
    VacavilleCA 95687
    (707)453-6210
    0.6 mi | 922 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • VacavilleJean Callison Elementary School
    6261 Vanden Rd
    VacavilleCA 95687
    (707)453-6250
    0.6 mi | 950 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • VacavilleFairmont Charter Elementary School
    Charter School
    1355 Marshall Rd
    VacavilleCA 95687
    (707)453-6240
    Charter School

    0.9 mi | 621 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • VacavilleCambridge Elementary School
    100 Cambridge Dr
    VacavilleCA 95687
    (707)446-9494
    1.1 mi | 605 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • VacavilleWill C. Wood High School
    998 Marshall Rd
    VacavilleCA 95687
    (707)453-6900
    1.3 mi | 1666 students | Gr. 9-12                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended May 17, 2010 - The Math program at the school is very bad the teaching component is very limited and the 8th grade teaching staff needs to be pink sliped and replaced. - Posted by Parent

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