Vaca Pena Middle School

Vaca Pena Middle School serves 877 students in grades 7 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the CA average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 75%.
Vaca Pena Middle School operates within the Vacaville Unified School District.

School Overview

The student population of 877 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 877 students
Vaca Pena Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Vaca Pena Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Vaca Pena Middle School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Vaca Pena Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 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 21:1 25:1
Vaca Pena Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
5%
11%
Vaca Pena Middle School Asian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
33%
53%
Vaca Pena Middle School Black Students (1989-2013)
Black
10%
6%
Vaca Pena Middle School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
45%
25%
Vaca Pena Middle School White Students (1989-2013)
Hawaiian
1%
1%
Vaca Pena Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2013)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Vaca Pena Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
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.
0.68 0.42
Vaca Pena Middle School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
33%
49%
Vaca Pena Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
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%
9%
Vaca Pena Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

Vacaville Unified School District's student population of 12,459 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,225 in this district is less than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $8,414 is less than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four years.
School District Name Vacaville Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
16
4
Number of Students Managed 12,459 1,757
Vacaville Unified School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $108 MM $17 MM
Vacaville Unified School District District Total Revenue (1990-2014)
District Spending $110 MM $18 MM
Vacaville Unified School District District Spending (1990-2014)
District Revenue / Student $8,225 $10,238
Vacaville Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student $8,414 $10,739
Vacaville Unified School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Will C. Wood High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Solano County Special Education (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cooper Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • VacavilleCooper Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 898 students
    0.7 miles
    750 Christine Dr
    VacavilleCA 95687
    (707)453-6210
    0.7KG-6898
  • VacavilleJean Callison Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 961 students
    0.7 miles
    6261 Vanden Rd
    VacavilleCA 95687
    (707)453-6250
    0.7KG-6961
  • VacavilleFairmont Charter Elementary SchoolCharter School
    Grades: KG-6 | 620 students
    0.8 miles
    1355 Marshall Rd
    VacavilleCA 95687
    (707)453-6240
    0.8KG-6620
  • VacavilleCambridge Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 587 students
    1.2 miles
    100 Cambridge Dr
    VacavilleCA 95687
    (707)446-9494
    1.2KG-6587
  • VacavilleWill C. Wood High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1606 students
    1.2 miles
    998 Marshall Rd
    VacavilleCA 95687
    (707)453-6900
    1.29-121606

School Reviews

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, 05/17/10

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