School Details

San Lorenzo Valley Middle School

7179 Hacienda Way, Felton, CA 95018
(831) 335-4452
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 505 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

59%
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55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • San Lorenzo Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
83%
86%
63%
68%
60%
55%
53%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • San Lorenzo Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
57%
50%
59%
64%
57%
53%
51%
31%
93%
96%
85%
63%
65%
52%
78%
75%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • San Lorenzo Valley Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

San Lorenzo Valley Middle School is a public middle school in Felton. The principal of San Lorenzo Valley Middle School is Jeff Calden, who can be contacted at jcalden@slvusd.org. 505 students attend San Lorenzo Valley Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 1.0% of the San Lorenzo Valley Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 26% of the 505 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at San Lorenzo Valley Middle School is 19:1. Slvusd Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 79%
Multiracial 7% %
Hispanic 14% 8%
Asian 1.0% 2%
Unspecified 1% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.6%
Filipino 0.4% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 16%
Limited English proficiency 1.0% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers great school. Can't buy a better education

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is new to the school and district and the big move to middle school has been exciting challenging and fun for him. His teachers are excellent not only in their teaching but very accessible for both students and parents outside the classroom. I feel they have a real sense of the social scene as teachers and administrators are out and about on campus often. Go Panthers!

  • (7 years ago)

    Newly upgraded facilities were an overdue improvement. I was pleasantly surprised by the responsiveness of the administration headed by Principal Chris Mercer and several of her senior teachers to special requests for my advanced student and ideas for big organizational changes. We didn't get everything we asked for but I was satisfied that they gave us as much as they could and the results were great. Social climate is mixed; find your group and you'll be okay ... awkward loners will have the stereotypical agonizing junior high experience. Staff is aware and working on it but can't be everywhere. (Review from experience 2004-2006 when it was SLV Junior High. They have since added 6th grade up from the elementary schools.)

  • (7 years ago)

    I absolutely love this school! It has great friendly and supportive teachers great food and a newly remodeled campus. At my school there is a thing called Nature Academy. It is a great program for people of any academic level and we go on tons of field trip so we get a hands on learning experience ex Catalina Yosemite Russian River ect. The teachers teach the 50 7th and 8th graders the lifeskills to live by. The teachers make it like a second family. The majority of Alumni have gone to Ivy League Colleges.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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