School Details

San Benancio Middle School

43 San Benancio Road, Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 484-1172
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 320 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

72%
72%
60%
63%
63%
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
  • Washington Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
82%
60%
65%
65%
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
  • Washington Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
81%
50%
82%
82%
57%
43%
43%
31%
80%
80%
52%
90%
90%
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
  • Washington Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

San Benancio Middle School is a public middle school in Salinas. The principal of San Benancio Middle School is Gina Uccelli, whose e-mail is guccelli@washingtonusd.org. 320 children attend San Benancio Middle School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the San Benancio Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 3% of the 320 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at San Benancio Middle School is 20:1. Buena Vista Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 70% 72%
Multiracial 5% %
Filipino 4% 2%
Unspecified 3% 2%
Hispanic 11% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 969%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 0%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I attend 8th grade in this school at I am so happy.since I transferred to SBMS last year I have been learning as if I have never learned before. I love my teachers and my friends. They make me feel special. Thank you SBMS!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I would not wish for a better school for my daughter. It is a public school but even better than many private schools in the area. Administration teachers and students are excellent!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers are outstanding! All the students show extraordinary behavior! I highly recommend this school to anyone who is searching for a great education for their kids.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have two daughters that have attended the schools in this district starting in kindergarten. My youngest is now in 7th grade and all of a sudden there is a huge issue with dress code. For some reason the administration and the teachers seem to think that all of the boys that attend school here are perverts. My child has been wearing t-shirts and leggings to school for the past 7 years and now all of a sudden she is being forced to change into her PE closes or sent home because her attire is too revealing. Funny she is the most modest child I know and dresses strictly for comfort. The conduct from many of the teachers this year have been less than adequate also. I am not sure if it's a power trip or what but this school is changing and not for the better.

  • (4 years ago)

    this school is amazing! i transferd into 6th grade just last year at first i was nervous but after first period i felt so at home with everyone nobody was rude or mean. the classes there are fantastic with inspiring teachers great class mates i am so sad that i will be leaving next year!! not only are the academics set at a high level that if you put your mind to it you can pass with an A+ the sports there are great. it is so exciting to go to the games make signs and cheer on the team with lots of OAKS pride. i see no faults in this school. it is so excelent and high achieving i would recomend this school to anyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    I attend SMBS and I love it!! The teachers are great. They all have a reletionship with every student. The sports they have are also great soccer volleyball basketball golf tennis and track and field. I was on the Track and Field team this year. It was a great experience. The students don't judge each other and respect each other's skill. The acedemic level is also great. We have a great library and computer lab to help with projects.

  • (5 years ago)

    Fantastic school with great teachers and role models.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great staff and programs! The students teachers staff community and parents really care about our school! This motivates the kids and makes learning fun!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great staff! The resource program has really helped my son be successful this year.

  • (5 years ago)

    There are many teachers here with a passion for what they teach and it is because of that they pass it on to their students.

  • (5 years ago)

    The administration the teachers and the atmosphere are totally outstanding!

  • (5 years ago)

    Wonderful scholl with incredible caring staff. This school is truly focused on learning and bringing out each students full potenial.

  • (5 years ago)

    the wonderful teachers art programs curriculums makes kids imagine all that they can and will be!

  • (5 years ago)

    Beautiful campus hidden in a safe neighborhood with wonderful teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    Amazing campus and teachers in such a beautiful rural setting. So clean and organized. Such school pride!

  • (5 years ago)

    They aren't afraid to push the students academically. They know kids are capable and they guide them step by step to success. The campus is clean and inviting and the staff is friendly as well as encouraging.

  • (5 years ago)

    San Benancio has a great environment great students and a wonderful staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    ilove san benancio middle school because it has some of the states most educated and smart people! they teach us skills that we may need in high school so we are prepared! the kids that go to our school are so well taught that they go off and become very successfull l8tr on! the students are all apreciative of our school whether they show and say it or not! i love our school and am so sad to be leaving it next year but i no i will be prepared for high school!

  • (5 years ago)

    San Benancio has a wonderful faculty and staff. Everyone works together on the behalf of each and every student to help each student reach his or hers potential. SBMS is a safe and wonderful place!

  • (5 years ago)

    Fantastic academics terrific staff and a small school environment.

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