San Benancio Middle School

  • San Benancio Middle School serves 309 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 62% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 79% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • San Benancio Middle School's student population of 309 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students309 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

  • San Benancio Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of San Benancio Middle School is 0.51, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#766 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
10%
11%
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Hispanic
18%
54%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
67%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in San Benancio Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.510.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
49%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWashington Union Elementary School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  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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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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