43 San Benancio Rd.
Salinas, CA 93908
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
San Benancio Middle School serves 300 students in grades 6-8.
San Benancio Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 76% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

San Benancio Middle School's student population of 300 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
300 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
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Last Day of School
June 02, 2022 (Thursday)

School Rankings

San Benancio Middle School is ranked within the top 20% 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 San Benancio Middle School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1299 out of 9659 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
9%
12%
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Hispanic
19%
54%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
63%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
53%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I've had my older children attend other middle schools and I am very pleased with SBMS. My child has been welcomed with open arms. We are not from the area. It may be that my child is outgoing and athletic and was able to be accepted by members of the sports team. Middle school is difficult for everyone. All schools will have cliques and bullies and rich kids, etc. The academics and the teachers and the new principal are just awesome
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2  
As a parent of a child in the San Benancio Middle School it is our opinion that this school tolerates a culture of bullying. Incidents brought to its attention go unaddressed unless a considerable amount of pressure is applied. It has no robust anti-bullying program and the administration seems to care less. Whether it is inability or unwillingness on the part of the administration it is simply inexcusable and unacceptable. The more people we speak with the more we find that have removed their children from this school for either bullying related issues or disappointment with the school's performance. We are deeply saddened by this because we thought by coming to this district we would be in a place where such issues would be minimal but instead we find ourselves in an environment where it is common practice. In our opinion if one is looking for a middle school in this area one would better served by Buena Vista.
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2  
San Benancio Middle School is a wonderful school in terms of education. It's too bad the majority of the students there were raised together since birth and were so unaccepting of anybody new. I have never met such an unfriendly, unwelcoming, mean-spirited, clique-y, stuck-up group of spoiled brats in my life. If you don't wear $1000 in clothing every day you are nothing to these people.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 300 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 76% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.56 (Top 50%)

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