School Details

Vallejo Charter School

436 Del Sur St., Vallejo, CA 94591
(707) 556-8850
4

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 576 students 18 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

58%
42%
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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
  • Vallejo City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
36%
46%
76%
57%
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
  • Vallejo City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
48%
65%
71%
59%
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
  • Vallejo City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
49%
60%
40%
54%
65%
46%
36%
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
  • Vallejo City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
38%
60%
46%
28%
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
  • Vallejo City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
39%
60%
42%
22%
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
  • Vallejo City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
27%
50%
30%
31%
57%
21%
30%
52%
43%
37%
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
  • Vallejo City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Vallejo Charter School is a charter middle school in Vallejo. The principal of Vallejo Charter School is Rhonda Coyle, Principal, who can be contacted at rcoyle@vallejo.k12.ca.us. 576 students attend Vallejo Charter School and identify as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Vallejo Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 35% of the 576 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Vallejo Charter School is 18:1. Vallejo Education Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 32%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 11%
Unspecified 3% 5%
Hispanic 22% 29%
Filipino 11% 19%
Asian 11% 3%
Pacific Islander 0.8% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 15300%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 55%
Limited English proficiency 6% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Vallejo Charter School Wow great school what a change. We have two children at Vallejo Charter. One went to another primary school last year and struggled. This year has been a complete change for the better. The parents are motivated and involved which helps student motivation and discipline. Teachers and principal have been outstanding in our experience. Really the only drawback is the campus infrastructure. The location is great (surrounded by park) but the facilities are old and showing the wear.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this community based school my son looks forward to going everyday! I get a message from the school almost every night just keeping me up to speed on things. I feel welcome everytime I step foot on campus . The principal is always interacting with students . It seems to me that all adults parents or staff is envolved with students and I think that is very important! I know I made a great choice sending my son to this school!

  • (2 years ago)

    I disagree with that last poster however the principal has announced she is leaving so the 2012-2013 school year will have another new principal which is hard on the school. But working in an Expeditionary Learning Charter School is very hard work so I hope the next principal understands that and is willing to stay for the long haul. I love the school as does my student. I think it is the best public school option in Vallejo because of the Expeditionary Learning model the family volunteer component and the art and dance program which our families fundraise for each year. I also love the sense of community at VCS.

  • (2 years ago)

    The principal was ABSOLUTELY deficient in leadership and social skills. Most of the teachers appeared to be proficient but they were demoralized and frustrated by an overbearing and tone-deaf principal (I had the misfortune of landing in the classroom of the two worst teachers for my child's grade level). Parent participation was forced mandatory and quite cliqueish-I would show up sign in and leave after my presence had been noted-I WAS MISERABLE! I pulled my child out of that school as fast as I could run after one year-I would have left at the end of the first month if it had been possible and there were several other parents who followed suit. Due to GreatSchools Rules of Use I can not name the principal & teacher who contributed to the miserable experience that I and a few other parents suffered through but I will say that we were there during the 2010-2011 school year-WHAT AN UNPLEASANT EXPERIENCE!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    LOve this school great teachers great principle my son has been at VCS since it opened would go to no other school. As he says " I love it " . Also has great after school programs and regular art and dance classes.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son loves it here. I love it. The way learning is implemented through expeditional learning makes it fun and exciting for the kids. We are very fortunate to be part of this wonderful community.

  • (4 years ago)

    VCS is a school that was pioneered by parents that wanted a better education in a California that has failed to make education a priority. VCS has also overcome the odds of residing in a bankrupt city while still increasing the school's API score by 8.5%. This is a school that teaches that all students faculty and parents are 'crew members not passengers' and truly lives up to that statement. I'm proud that my daughter attends VCS as it represents that we do have the power to go against the grain and beat the odds.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our kids get to learn and express themselves in a complete whole sense.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's innovative and even in it's infancy it's doing fantastically well.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the hands on learning the staff if very Knowledgeable anf profesional.

  • (4 years ago)

    Vallejo Charter School is made of dedicated parents teachers and staff that go above & beyond to ensure the success of our school. The Expeditionary Learning at our school makes a big impact on our children's education that is reflected in their respect for one another and the involvement in our diversed community. I am so grateful my children and my family are a part of this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Vallejo Charter School is a wonderful place for children families and staff to grow and learn together. If I could have designed a school it would have been this one. The Design Principles guide us to help not only our school but our community and world.

  • (4 years ago)

    I came all the way across the country to get to teach at VCS. It was worth it and then some!! The staff students and familes are simply the best!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the culture at Vallejo Charter School! It is such a positive place. VCS is creating good citizens not just good students.

  • (4 years ago)

    I teach here and feel sooo fortunate to be part of a place full of so many caring people who are invested in the education of all of the children.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is the best school I have ever been at. We're learning how to grow together and the support and love we have for each other and rigor with which we do everything makes for a happy learning environment!

  • (4 years ago)

    It is an amazing enviornment for kids to learn and grow.

  • (4 years ago)

    The children their families the rest of the staff...they make my work place enjoyable everyday.

  • (4 years ago)

    A great group of parents that know what it takes to make a school great.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have been at the school since the first day and have two children at the school. Our daughter hates being sick and missing a day of school!

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