461 33rd St.
Richmond, CA 94804
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Manzanita Middle School serves 91 students in grades 6-8.
Manzanita Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 91 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Manzanita Middle School's student population of 91 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 7 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
91 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
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School Rankings

Manzanita Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Manzanita Middle School is 0.24, 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#8351 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
40%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
51%
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
87%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
3%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Student Government, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Instrumental Music
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Our Vision
  • Manzanita Charter Middle School prepares students academically and socially to be wellrounded individuals who contribute positively to themselves, their families, the community, and our world.
  • Our Mission
  • Manzanita Charter Middle School places a strong emphasis on an academic curriculum, taught within a secure and safe community in which all students belong and feel that they are part of a family.
  • Our Location
  • We are located in Contra Costa County in Richmond, California. We are the only charter middle school in the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) in continuous, successful operation since 2000. Most of our students are from within the district. We are able to accept out-of-district students. Please inquire if you are interested.

School Reviews

5   1/13/2017
You got to know everybody you could walk through the school and there was no popularity contest - everyone knew everyone.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Jose
4   1/13/2017
I like how well we got to know the teachers. It was a lot of one on one.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Katie
5   1/13/2017
At Manzanita if I was having trouble, I knew I could do something about it- plus the teachers would get on me if I slacked.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Maria
5   1/13/2017
Teachers are responsive and caring; each one I`ve talked to listens. No issue is too small.
- Posted by Parent - Cori
5   1/13/2017
Teachers are accessible. You can check in with them just about any time, which helps me keep informed on social and academic issues and successes.
- Posted by Parent - James

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 91 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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