Branciforte Middle School

315 Poplar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 423 students in grades 6-8, Branciforte Middle School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is higher than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 423 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • : Top 50% in CA
  • : 31% (Top 50%)
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Branciforte Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Branciforte Middle School's student population of 423 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
423 students
This chart displays total students of Branciforte Middle School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart displays gender of Branciforte Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
This chart displays the total teachers of Branciforte Middle School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart displays the students of Branciforte Middle School by grade.

School Rankings

Branciforte Middle School ranks within the top 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Branciforte Middle School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#4000 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Branciforte Middle School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
31%
33%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Branciforte Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
49%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Branciforte Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
40-44%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
21:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Branciforte Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Branciforte Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Asian
1%
12%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Branciforte Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
47%
56%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Branciforte Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
2%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Branciforte Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
46%
21%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Branciforte Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
This chart displays the percentage of Hawaiian students in Branciforte Middle School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Branciforte Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Branciforte Middle School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in California.
0.57
This chart displays the diversity score of Branciforte Middle School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Branciforte Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Branciforte Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Branciforte Middle School's ranking?
Branciforte Middle School is ranked #4000 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Branciforte Middle School often compared to?
Branciforte Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Shoreline Middle School, New Brighton Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
31% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
How many students attend Branciforte Middle School?
423 students attend Branciforte Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
47% of Branciforte Middle School students are Hispanic, 46% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Branciforte Middle School?
Branciforte Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Branciforte Middle School offer ?
Branciforte Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Branciforte Middle School part of?
Branciforte Middle School is part of Santa Cruz City High School District.

School Reviews

Review Branciforte Middle School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Should Teacher Salaries be Public Information?
Should Teacher Salaries be Public Information?
Public school teachers are considered public servants – but does that make their salary details public information? Learn about the heated debate surrounding whether teacher salaries should be made public.
The Link Between Education and Incarceration: The NAACP Report
The Link Between Education and Incarceration: The NAACP Report
Education and the rate of incarceration have been linked in a recent NAACP report. Learn about the report and the troubling findings.
Bussing: North Carolina's New Student Assignment Plan
Bussing: North Carolina's New Student Assignment Plan
We analyze a new plan for student assignment in two North Carolina school districts and the public reaction to the idea of bussing students – as well as alternatives that have been proposed by education experts.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 423 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 31% (Top 50%)
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Related School Videos

Quick Links