South Valley Middle

Public 6-8

 7881 Murray Ave.
       Gilroy, CA  95020-5205


(669) 205-5200

District: Gilroy Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1530th of 2,798 California Middle Schools


Students who attend South Valley Middle usually attend:

High:    Christopher High

Feeder schools for South Valley Middle:

Elementary:    Rod Kelley Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  21.5 Help
Number of students:  735

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
83.8%
White:
6.7%
Asian:
4.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.4% Help


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Compare Details South Valley Middle ranks worse than 54.7% of middle schools in California. It also ranks last among 3 ranked middle schools in the Gilroy Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 37.82. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details South Valley Middle has the smallest middle school student body size in the Gilroy Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (83.8%), White (6.7%), Asian (4.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 52.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Gilroy Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at South Valley Middle is 21.5, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Gilroy Unified School District! (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

South Valley Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks South Valley Middle 1530th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See South Valley Middle in the ranking list.)

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Gilroy Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Gilroy Unified 795th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for South Valley Middle

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Rank History for all students at South Valley Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 27.17 1265th 1769 28.5%
2005 36.47 1075th 1777 39.5%
2006 38.18 1065th 1804 41.0%
2007 37.38 1184th 1999 40.8%
2008 37.27 1235th 2005 38.4%
2009 39.64 1214th 2063 41.2%
2010 40.94 1285th 2179 41.0%
2011 44.35 1246th 2236 44.3%
2012 36.00 1477th 2259 34.6%
2013 42.67 1359th 2379 42.9%
2015 45.81 1194th 2477 51.8%
2016 51.53 1070th 2497 57.1%
2017 46.82 1194th 2508 52.4%
2018 37.88 1429th 2480 42.4%
2019 35.34 1606th 2715 40.8%
2022 36.39 1572nd 2740 42.6%
2023 37.82 1528th 2788 45.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at South Valley Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.72 964th 1364 29.3%
2019 29.91 1126th 1442 21.9%
2022 34.15 1012th 1540 34.3%
2023 46.61 527th 1523 65.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at South Valley Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.28 787th 1532 48.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at South Valley Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.25 1451st 2230 34.9%
2019 28.86 1735th 2369 26.8%
2022 33.82 1549th 2458 37.0%
2023 33.75 1605th 2535 36.7%
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Rank History for Female students at South Valley Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.83 1458th 2262 35.5%
2019 31.56 1575th 2380 33.8%
2022 42.41 1262nd 2509 49.7%
2023 39.46 1352nd 2535 46.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at South Valley Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.06 539th 1369 60.6%
2019 40.60 735th 1491 50.7%
2022 36.82 853rd 1531 44.3%
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Rank History for Male students at South Valley Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.68 1234th 2273 45.7%
2019 38.09 1368th 2407 43.2%
2022 30.08 1649th 2527 34.7%
2023 35.81 1473rd 2546 42.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at South Valley Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.85 1134th 2072 45.3%
2019 37.27 1334th 2213 39.7%
2022 36.61 1404th 2359 40.5%
2023 40.28 1263rd 2379 46.9%
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Rank History for White students at South Valley Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.86 540th 1496 63.9%
2019 68.70 475th 1602 70.3%
2022 72.95 368th 1555 76.3%
2023 70.83 408th 1549 73.7%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for South Valley Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 487 18 35 566 4 n/a n/a 0 1110
1989 511 18 29 620 3 n/a n/a 0 1181
1990 511 12 31 679 6 n/a n/a 0 1239
1991 517 7 38 713 6 n/a n/a 0 1281
1992 546 10 37 696 2 n/a n/a 0 1291
1993 514 19 37 711 7 n/a n/a 0 1288
1994 482 14 43 771 8 n/a n/a 0 1318
1995 214 3 28 440 6 n/a n/a 0 691
1996 214 3 28 440 6 n/a n/a 0 691
1997 213 11 40 431 4 n/a n/a 0 699
1998 214 16 37 430 1 n/a n/a 0 698
1999 217 17 47 476 1 n/a n/a 0 758
2000 265 19 42 537 2 n/a n/a 0 865
2001 271 19 35 553 4 n/a n/a 0 882
2002 258 17 41 625 6 n/a n/a 5 952
2003 258 17 41 625 6 n/a n/a 5 952
2004 216 13 53 718 3 n/a n/a 16 1019
2005 149 11 39 639 3 n/a n/a 14 855
2006 105 6 23 622 4 n/a n/a 13 773
2007 93 6 24 619 7 n/a n/a 10 759
2008 83 10 27 631 6 n/a n/a 0 757
2009 76 11 21 604 3 4 12 0 731
2010 68 9 21 604 2 1 18 0 723
2011 58 5 21 607 1 3 7 0 702
2012 61 6 21 590 0 0 10 0 688
2013 52 4 13 624 1 0 9 0 703
2014 70 8 13 686 2 1 10 0 790
2015 75 4 21 757 5 1 4 0 867
2016 84 8 24 737 6 1 10 0 870
2017 76 8 27 736 4 1 9 0 861
2018 72 13 29 740 3 0 20 0 877
2019 71 6 32 754 3 1 31 0 898
2020 63 6 36 752 1 1 30 0 889
2021 62 9 37 703 3 1 33 0 848
2022 53 9 41 658 3 1 25 0 790
2023 49 5 32 616 3 1 29 0 735

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at South Valley Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1110 51.5 21.5 n/a
1989 1181 55.7 21.2 n/a
1990 1239 61.0 20.3 n/a
1991 1281 60.7 21.1 n/a
1992 1291 61.7 20.9 34.3
1993 1288 57.2 22.5 37.9
1994 1318 56.6 23.3 42.9
1995 691 29.0 23.8 0
1996 691 29.0 23.8 0
1997 699 29.0 24.1 49.9
1998 698 29.4 23.7 40.1
1999 758 31.3 24.2 52.1
2000 865 36.6 23.6 51.3
2001 882 38.0 23.2 52.5
2002 952 42.0 22.7 46.7
2003 952 42.0 22.7 46.7
2004 1019 45.0 22.6 56.8
2005 855 40.2 21.3 67.4
2006 773 38.3 20.2 68.9
2007 759 41.9 18.1 69.8
2008 757 50.7 14.9 69.1
2009 731 33.2 18.1 71.8
2010 723 35.0 20.6 77.6
2011 702 n/a n/a 82.1
2012 688 32.2 21.3 n/a
2013 703 31.3 22.4 64.9
2014 790 34.2 23.0 65.7
2015 867 30.0 28.9 67
2016 870 34.0 25.5 69.3
2017 861 31.5 27.2 64.8
2018 877 29.9 29.2 68.9
2019 898 36.0 24.9 66.1
2020 889 n/a n/a 65.5
2021 848 35.5 23.8 64.4
2022 790 36.0 21.9 62.3
2023 735 34.1 21.5 52.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio South Valley Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1110 51.5 21.5 n/a
1989 1181 55.7 21.2 n/a
1990 1239 61.0 20.3 n/a
1991 1281 60.7 21.1 n/a
1992 1291 61.7 20.9 34.3
1993 1288 57.2 22.5 37.9
1994 1318 56.6 23.3 42.9
1995 691 29.0 23.8 0
1996 691 29.0 23.8 0
1997 699 29.0 24.1 49.9
1998 698 29.4 23.7 40.1
1999 758 31.3 24.2 52.1
2000 865 36.6 23.6 51.3
2001 882 38.0 23.2 52.5
2002 952 42.0 22.7 46.7
2003 952 42.0 22.7 46.7
2004 1019 45.0 22.6 56.8
2005 855 40.2 21.3 67.4
2006 773 38.3 20.2 68.9
2007 759 41.9 18.1 69.8
2008 757 50.7 14.9 69.1
2009 731 33.2 18.1 71.8
2010 723 35.0 20.6 77.6
2011 702 n/a n/a 82.1
2012 688 32.2 21.3 n/a
2013 703 31.3 22.4 64.9
2014 790 34.2 23.0 65.7
2015 867 30.0 28.9 67
2016 870 34.0 25.5 69.3
2017 861 31.5 27.2 64.8
2018 877 29.9 29.2 68.9
2019 898 36.0 24.9 66.1
2020 889 n/a n/a 65.5
2021 848 35.5 23.8 64.4
2022 790 36.0 21.9 62.3
2023 735 34.1 21.5 52.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on South Valley Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1606th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1528th of 2788 Middle schools
 4.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (South Valley Middle)39.229.3
 9.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gilroy Unified)42.535.3
 7.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (South Valley Middle)31.222.8
 8.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Gilroy Unified)4027.4
 12.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
6th Grade Reading/Language Arts (South Valley Middle)17.59.5
 8%
   6th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Gilroy Unified)17.49.2
 8.2%
   6th Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)17.217.8
 0.6%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (South Valley Middle)36.236.4
 0.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gilroy Unified)47.545.7
 1.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (South Valley Middle)3234.5
 2.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Gilroy Unified)39.836.2
 3.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
7th Grade Reading/Language Arts (South Valley Middle)2.32.3
 0%
   7th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Gilroy Unified)2.32.2
 0.1%
   7th Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)4.53.5
 1.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (South Valley Middle)38.332.6
 5.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gilroy Unified)44.539.8
 4.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (South Valley Middle)27.324.8
 2.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Gilroy Unified)37.626.8
 10.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (South Valley Middle)21.623.6
 2%
   8th Grade Science (Gilroy Unified)30.527.6
 2.9%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%
8th Grade Reading/Language Arts (South Valley Middle)12.212.8
 0.6%
   8th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Gilroy Unified)12.112.4
 0.3%
   8th Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)9.19.5
 0.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students898735
 18.2%
African American65
 16.7%
American Indian33
Asian3232
Hispanic754616
 18.3%
Pacific Islander11
White7149
 31%
Two or More Races3129
 6.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients66.1%52.4%
 13.8%


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Students at South Valley Middle are 84% Hispanic, 7% White, 4% Asian, 4% Two or more races.

South Valley Middle ranks 1530th of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend South Valley Middle usually go on to attend Christopher High

In the 2022-23 school year, 735 students attended South Valley Middle.


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