San Benancio Middle School

43 San Benancio Rd.
Salinas, CA 93908
(School attendance zone shown in map)
San Benancio Middle School serves 263 students in grades 6-8.
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 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% 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: 263 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 57%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 76%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

San Benancio Middle School's student population of 263 students has declined by 17% 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
263 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of San Benancio Middle School is 0.60, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
57%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
76%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
7%
12%
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Hispanic
30%
56%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
55%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
51%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are San Benancio Middle School often compared to?
San Benancio Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Buena Vista Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
57% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 76% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend San Benancio Middle School?
263 students attend San Benancio Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of San Benancio Middle School students are White, 30% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 7% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of San Benancio Middle School?
San Benancio Middle School has a student ration of 19:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does San Benancio Middle School offer ?
San Benancio Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is San Benancio Middle School part of?
San Benancio Middle School is part of Washington Union Elementary School District.

School Calendar

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School Reviews

5   4/16/2018
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
- Posted by Parent - Anon
2   5/12/2016
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.
- Posted by Parent - dmpar
2   12/5/2010
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - anon

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 263 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 57%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 76%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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