School Details

Visitacion Valley Middle School

450 Raymond Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134
(415) 469-4590
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 283 students 11 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

20%
62%
60%
13%
59%
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
  • San Francisco Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
64%
60%
30%
64%
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
  • San Francisco Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

17%
50%
50%
13%
59%
57%
0%
12%
31%
11%
54%
52%
19%
64%
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
  • San Francisco Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Visitacion Valley Middle School is a public middle school in San Francisco. The principal of Visitacion Valley Middle School is Gloria A. Minjares, who can be contacted at dierkej@sfusd.edu. 283 children attend Visitacion Valley Middle School and are mostly Asian; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 23% of the Visitacion Valley Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 283 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Visitacion Valley Middle School is 11:1. Our Lady of the Visitacion School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 46% 41%
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 12%
Unspecified 2% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
Hispanic 16% 23%
Filipino 13% 6%
Pacific Islander 10% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 10% 56447%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 56%
Limited English proficiency 23% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a wonderful small school. My kids have done really well at VVMS. The principal Mr. Dierke has done a fantastic job turning the school around. They offer all sorts of electives like music drama and art and have one of the best after school programs in the city ROCK. My kids love ROCK and participate in summer and saturday programs with them too.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school educates and prepares the students for future endeavours. It has been a great pleasure to have our child attend VVMS. Despite the past reputation of this school presently this school has the potential of giving a great education. This school needs more parent involvement with school activities. A parent role is not only to be a parent but to be involved with their children's education. It does make a difference in grades. We will truly miss this school as our daughter graduates and accepts her admission to SHCP. VVMS -what a great school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've been going to this school since the 6th grade . & To be honest it's actually one of the best schools around . Well not academic wise but other than that . There isn't any other public school i know of in sf that is so diverse in race & so helpful of students . The music program gets so much publicity from news kid organizations etc . How many other school get all that publicity ? Not much i bet . -_______-

  • (5 years ago)

    HIIII I just started school last fall yeahh I am a 6th grader The school is really good the thing I liked most that it has the program 'Little Rock' I'm in it. Most of the teachers are very nice.

  • (6 years ago)

    Very clean and has a nice working enviroment

  • (11 years ago)

    terrible condition of school yard - very dangerous needs to be repaved.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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