School Details

Aromas

365 Vega Street, Aromas, CA 95004
(831) 726-5100
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 478 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

49%
41%
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63%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Aromas/San Juan Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
38%
46%
82%
70%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Aromas/San Juan Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
52%
65%
73%
67%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Aromas/San Juan Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
43%
60%
56%
53%
65%
35%
34%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Aromas/San Juan Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
74%
60%
61%
66%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Aromas/San Juan Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
59%
60%
44%
42%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Aromas/San Juan Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
24%
50%
24%
47%
57%
41%
41%
31%
26%
54%
52%
45%
55%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Aromas/San Juan Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Aromas is a public middle school in Aromas. The principal of Aromas is Kyle Griffith, whose e-mail is kgriffith@sbcoe.org. 478 children attend Aromas and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Unspecified. 34% of the Aromas students are "limited in English proficiency." 54% of the 478 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Aromas is 21:1. Echo Valley Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 6% 34%
Multiracial 58% %
Unspecified 5% 3%
Hispanic 35% 58%
Asian 1% 1%
Filipino 0.5% 0.8%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 1230%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 53%
Limited English proficiency 34% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Aromas school has changed so much over the last few years. Mr Griffith should be so proud of himself. What a great leader!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I withdrew my child from this school after the teacher lost and left my child and at least one other classmate (on different multiple occasions) on the playground for 15 minutes + after lunch without knowing there was a student missing. Kindergarten was awesome though thanks to Mrs Moses!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been a student at Aromas school for the past 7 years (including kinder) and I am now in seventh grade. I would like it a lot better if they had more sports because I don't think that the kids will get a great relationship with the other students if they only see them in class or at a short recess. They should have more sports but they do excel in the sports they participate in. The principal is very motivated and deals with problems quickly. There are only about 2 staff members out of about 25 to thirty that really need to go back to school themselves. A lot of the teachers are very hands-on and try to individualize each students needs. Although the average class size is 30 teachers do get around to everybody. Overall its a great school and i reccomend it to parents

  • (6 years ago)

    We are upper Middle class and could afford to send our children to a private school. The school has truly dedicated teachers. Ths majority of teachers have been there for more than 10 years and have a Master degree. I have met teachers who want to work there because of the community aspect. The princpal deals with conflict swiftly. I have also recommended this school to others.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a wonderful community school. The principal is responsive and caring and has really turned the school around. I have recommended this school to friends who have transferred their kids here and they are just as happy as we are.

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to aromas school k-8 and it is a very safe and nice school with teachers who love what they do. The new gym improved the school a great deal.

  • (7 years ago)

    What a great school! The staff and the Principal are great. My kids are proud to go to Aromas School. The new principal is awesome! She is hands on and totally accessible to students and parents. You could not ask for a better caring safe school. The playground is a safe place to play and when my son had problems with a bully it was taken care of immediately and fairly. This is a small school so you get that sense of belonging. Parent participation is greatly appreciated. Don't like the duel immersion... Go Bulldogs!

  • (8 years ago)

    For the most part Aromas is a good school. Hopefully the Superintendent will realize that dual immersion goes against the wishes of the majority of the parents and isn't right for our community. She was a great principal but doesn't seem to have the kids best interest as a superintendent. Our new principal seems to be great so far so hopefully she's allowed to continue the good work.

  • (8 years ago)

    I was so excited to send my children there. But after several unfulfilling years of trying to deal with teachers that are either sick or on burn out trust me if you can afford to buy a house in aromas then make the investment to send them to private school. If you don't off the bat then youll have to spend alot of effort undoing the damage. Out of control school unprofessional too!

  • (8 years ago)

    Such a nice town and such a poorly run school! Actually it's just a select fiew that ruin it for the others. I also feel that kindergartners and 8th graders have no business at the same school.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school was making great progress a few years ago but is seeing a HUGE decline in student scores. NO discipline policy at all and it shows. The district is planning on going dual immursion which is setting it up for a legal battle. Not the school you want to send your kids to.

  • (8 years ago)

    Aromas is a great school. It still needs some work. But it will get there. Proud Parent

  • (9 years ago)

    My kids both attended K thru 8. We had some ups and downs but mostly it was a great place for them to grow up. Very small everyone knows each other. Some teachers are better than others but I think that's the case anywhere. Staff can be a bit unorganized and there have been problems with certain staff members not getting along with other staff members which I think effects the quality of education our kids receive. For the most part I was happy with Aromas School.

  • (10 years ago)

    I went to Aromas school myself and couldn't wait for my children to go. One of my children went up to the third grade and my other child for Kindergarten only. I pulled my children out. The teachers have the choice to do a good job if they want or not. There has been such a turn-over with princpals in the last 7 years that the unmotivated teachers have slipped under the radar.

  • (10 years ago)

    Aromas school has provided a very beneficial educational experience for my child. My child has received a strong academic base social guidance and vital life skills to succeed in the world. In the classroom parent participation is valued and utilized. Aromas School evokes a strong sense of community spirit in the students. I would recommend this school to interested parents.

  • (10 years ago)

    Aromas School like most schools works hard to bring a solid education to the children of Aromas. As a parent in the school for nearly 15 years I have seen my share of principals. Our current superintendent was the finest principal I've had the pleasure to work with and our current principal is responsive adapatable and proactive. We're quite fortunate to have these women in the district truly fortunate. Our school culture engages ongoing self reflection and evaluation with the primary goal of turning out well-rounded students who are equipped practically to face higher education and/or vocational futures. This school is perfectly imperfect. They are outstanding good satisfactory and at times unsatisfactory. However personally speaking their motivation is wholesome and their decisions consider a variety of perspectives unique conditions and special needs. They don't please everyone but frankly that isn't the goal. We're quite fortunate to have such a conscientious group of educators.

  • (10 years ago)

    Aromas is a school with much unrealized potential. I believe it has the potential to be an excellent place to learn but can't seem to step out of its mediocracy. There is a great need for leadership with a focus and clear goals leadership with vision. There are many very good to excellent teachers but also some very poor teachers. Aromas needs to work hard at recruiting excellence. The physical state of the school is quite run down and sadly depressing for me as a parent. A school beautification committee is sorely needed.

  • (11 years ago)

    I would asvise not sending your child to your school. The education of your child is not there. Only a few of the teachers still care about the children's education. The Superindentent is only concerned about her own agenda. The ladies in the office don't treat the children well. The 6th through 8th grade there is no opportunity for your child to grow and experience new things.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school does not have any consistency. They switch principles every couple of years. Some of the teachers are great but some are horrible. The children do not get any consistency and the teachers are complacent. The superintendendent seems to be more interested in her own agenda than that of our children. If this was the only school available I would home school my child. The area is beautiful but do yourself a favor and look for a better school because this one is not going to educate your child properly or to any standards.

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