Arellanes Junior High School

1890 Sandalwood Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 361-6820
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 539 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

34%
39%
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38%
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
  • Santa Maria-Bonita average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
76%
50%
30%
38%
57%
39%
31%
31%
30%
29%
52%
61%
48%
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
  • Santa Maria-Bonita average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Arellanes Junior High School is a public middle school in Santa Maria. The principal of Arellanes Junior High School is Stacie Rivera and can be contacted at srivera@smbsd.net. 539 students attend Arellanes Junior High School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 48% of the Arellanes Junior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 89% of the 539 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Arellanes Junior High School is 18:1. Lakeview Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 96% 89%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
Filipino 1% 3%
Asian 0.9% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Unspecified 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 79%
Limited English proficiency 48% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Its a great school both for happy kids and happy teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    We are a military family and had just got stationed here in Santa Maria coming from overseas. My first impression of Arellanes Junior High School was that it looked bad and scary. It was not located in a good neighborhood and I was really concerned for my child's safety. Regardless how I felt about the school my son convinced me to give it a try. I was really glad that we did because it turned out to be a great school. They have great programs great faculty and the principal was awesome! Principal Patty Grady is very proactive energetic and she cares about the kids. The school really enforces the dress codes and zero tolerance for violence. As the story goes 'Don't judge a book by its cover.'

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Overall score

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  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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