Vaca Pena Middle School

200 Keith Way
Vacaville, CA 95687
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Vaca Pena Middle School serves 715 students in grades 7-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (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 43% (which is lower 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 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 715 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 27%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Vaca Pena Middle School's student population of 715 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
715 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Vaca Pena Middle School is 0.70, which is more 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)
27%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
43%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Vaca Pena 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 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
9%
12%
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Hispanic
46%
56%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
26%
21%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
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Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Vaca Pena 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
8%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Vaca Pena 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: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Vaca Pena Middle School often compared to?
Vaca Pena Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Willis Jepson Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
27% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 43% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Vaca Pena Middle School?
715 students attend Vaca Pena Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
46% of Vaca Pena Middle School students are Hispanic, 26% of students are White, 11% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Black, and 2% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Vaca Pena Middle School?
Vaca Pena Middle School has a student ration of 19:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Vaca Pena Middle School offer ?
Vaca Pena Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is Vaca Pena Middle School part of?
Vaca Pena Middle School is part of Vacaville Unified School District.

School Reviews

1   5/19/2020
While there were some amazing aspects of it, I certainly don''t miss this school. I''m glad I''m out of this prison. There are way too many people who are bad influences here; there are fights and there''s a lot of bullying. A lot of teachers are terrible and can''t teach, but there are some pretty great ones and I miss them. I also want to mention that this school provides an overwhelming amount of homework. Overall, I do not recommend this school. My mental health declined severely. If you''re a good student who''s planning to go to this school, or if you need help navigating middle school, my best advice for you is to stay strong, get involved in extracurricular activities (for the most part), don''t let people have power or control over you, be wise, and choose your friends very carefully. Good luck. You''ll need it.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - High School Student
1   4/16/2018
This school is very bad for its bullying polices. i would not recommend this school
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Jacob
2   5/17/2010
The Math program at the school is very bad the teaching component is very limited and the 8th grade teaching staff needs to be pink sliped and replaced.
- Posted by Parent - eldri

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 715 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 27%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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