Solorsano Middle

Summary:

Solorsano Middle is a public middle school in Gilroy, California, serving 780 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Gilroy Unified School District, which is ranked 795 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Solorsano Middle has a diverse student population, with a majority Hispanic (66.54%) and significant White (13.72%) and Asian (11.28%) students. The school's statewide ranking has consistently placed it in the middle range of California middle schools, currently ranking 1,229 out of 2,788 schools with a 3-star rating. While Solorsano performs relatively well for its Asian and White students, its rankings for Hispanic, multi-racial, and low socioeconomic status students are in the bottom half of the state. The school has also seen a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 11.1% in 2017-2018 to 30.3% in 2022-2023. Academically, Solorsano's proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics range from 25-45% and 25-35%, respectively, generally below state and district averages.

Compared to other middle schools in the Gilroy Unified District, such as South Valley Middle and Brownell Middle, Solorsano's performance is generally on par or slightly better. However, it lags behind the higher-performing Accelerated Achievement Academy, located in a neighboring district. Solorsano's relatively high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds (50.26% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch) likely contributes to its lower academic performance compared to more affluent schools in the region. On a positive note, the school performs relatively well for its English Language Learner (ELL) student population, ranking in the top 25% of California middle schools for this subgroup.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 7121 Grenache Way
       Gilroy, CA  95020-2500


(669) 205-5000

District: Gilroy Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1231st of 2,798 California Middle Schools


Students who attend Solorsano Middle usually attend:

High:    Gilroy High

Feeder schools for Solorsano Middle:

Elementary:    Glen View Elementary
    Las Animas Elementary
    Rucker Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  21.7 Help
Number of students:  780

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
66.5%
White:
13.7%
Asian:
11.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50.3% Help


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Compare Details Solorsano Middle ranks better than 56% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 2nd 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 47.77. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Solorsano Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Gilroy Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (66.5%), White (13.7%), Asian (11.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 50.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Solorsano Middle is 21.7. 1 middle schools in the Gilroy Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Solorsano Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Solorsano Middle 1231st of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Solorsano 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 Solorsano Middle

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Rank History for all students at Solorsano Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 53.36 734th 1777 58.7%
2006 72.50 421st 1804 76.7%
2007 59.62 687th 1999 65.6%
2008 64.19 614th 2005 69.4%
2009 62.88 688th 2063 66.7%
2010 60.10 790th 2179 63.7%
2011 62.23 752nd 2236 66.4%
2012 64.50 713th 2259 68.4%
2013 65.42 723rd 2379 69.6%
2015 67.02 714th 2477 71.2%
2016 65.70 739th 2497 70.4%
2017 64.93 780th 2508 68.9%
2018 61.42 815th 2480 67.1%
2019 56.57 984th 2715 63.8%
2022 49.38 1195th 2740 56.4%
2023 47.77 1229th 2788 55.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Solorsano Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 35.92 431st 665 35.2%
2023 18.58 560th 678 17.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Solorsano Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.01 418th 1364 69.4%
2019 45.37 534th 1442 63.0%
2022 44.07 625th 1540 59.4%
2023 52.81 391st 1523 74.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Solorsano Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 41.06 737th 1532 51.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Solorsano Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.84 836th 2230 62.5%
2019 45.44 1173rd 2369 50.5%
2022 39.21 1363rd 2458 44.5%
2023 35.91 1500th 2535 40.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Solorsano Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.25 760th 2262 66.4%
2019 56.18 905th 2380 62.0%
2022 49.23 1087th 2509 56.7%
2023 46.29 1152nd 2535 54.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Solorsano Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.70 489th 1369 64.3%
2019 51.64 529th 1491 64.5%
2022 39.24 788th 1531 48.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Solorsano Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.10 771st 2273 66.1%
2019 56.06 900th 2407 62.6%
2022 48.75 1098th 2527 56.5%
2023 48.49 1107th 2546 56.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Solorsano Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.26 139th 700 80.1%
2019 70.63 243rd 745 67.4%
2022 52.13 405th 733 44.7%
2023 68.91 250th 717 65.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Solorsano Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.65 690th 2072 66.7%
2019 53.91 836th 2213 62.2%
2022 42.92 1194th 2359 49.4%
2023 43.99 1150th 2379 51.7%
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Rank History for White students at Solorsano Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.23 457th 1496 69.5%
2019 69.46 460th 1602 71.3%
2022 51.63 744th 1555 52.2%
2023 51.52 718th 1549 53.6%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Solorsano Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 70 3 9 159 1 n/a n/a 2 244
2005 125 9 23 294 2 n/a n/a 12 465
2006 209 13 33 491 2 n/a n/a 13 761
2007 196 13 42 504 3 n/a n/a 20 778
2008 201 14 57 592 5 n/a n/a 0 869
2009 221 19 54 607 3 2 68 0 974
2010 264 18 61 708 3 3 67 0 1124
2011 350 17 56 728 5 2 16 0 1174
2012 293 10 62 684 5 4 19 0 1077
2013 239 7 53 629 6 2 19 0 955
2014 168 16 55 583 4 4 29 0 859
2015 167 14 56 586 4 5 21 0 853
2016 143 12 56 565 3 5 30 0 814
2017 142 15 61 590 4 3 36 0 851
2018 129 13 70 588 4 1 58 0 863
2019 126 16 68 626 4 2 33 0 875
2020 136 14 76 640 1 1 48 0 916
2021 121 14 77 580 3 0 47 0 842
2022 115 14 94 539 3 0 60 1 826
2023 107 11 88 519 2 0 51 2 780

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Solorsano Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 244 10.0 24.4 47.9
2005 465 17.0 27.4 72.2
2006 761 31.0 24.5 47.7
2007 778 36.3 21.4 49.6
2008 869 43.5 20.0 51.3
2009 974 36.4 22.4 50.7
2010 1124 46.3 24.2 52.9
2011 1174 n/a n/a 52.6
2012 1077 41.8 25.7 n/a
2013 955 36.8 25.9 49.6
2014 859 34.3 25.0 49.5
2015 853 28.0 30.4 56.5
2016 814 33.0 24.6 61.9
2017 851 32.8 25.8 60.9
2018 863 34.4 25.0 58.5
2019 875 38.4 22.7 57.3
2020 916 n/a n/a 55.6
2021 842 35.2 23.9 56.5
2022 826 35.3 23.3 57.9
2023 780 35.8 21.7 50.3

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 Solorsano Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 244 10.0 24.4 47.9
2005 465 17.0 27.4 72.2
2006 761 31.0 24.5 47.7
2007 778 36.3 21.4 49.6
2008 869 43.5 20.0 51.3
2009 974 36.4 22.4 50.7
2010 1124 46.3 24.2 52.9
2011 1174 n/a n/a 52.6
2012 1077 41.8 25.7 n/a
2013 955 36.8 25.9 49.6
2014 859 34.3 25.0 49.5
2015 853 28.0 30.4 56.5
2016 814 33.0 24.6 61.9
2017 851 32.8 25.8 60.9
2018 863 34.4 25.0 58.5
2019 875 38.4 22.7 57.3
2020 916 n/a n/a 55.6
2021 842 35.2 23.9 56.5
2022 826 35.3 23.3 57.9
2023 780 35.8 21.7 50.3

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 Solorsano Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 984th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1229th of 2788 Middle schools
 7.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Solorsano Middle)41.936.1
 5.8%
   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 (Solorsano Middle)3926
 13%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Gilroy Unified)4027.4
 12.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Solorsano Middle)48.943.6
 5.3%
   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 (Solorsano Middle)44.434.4
 10.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Gilroy Unified)39.836.2
 3.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Solorsano Middle)45.941.1
 4.8%
   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 (Solorsano Middle)44.627
 17.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Gilroy Unified)37.626.8
 10.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Solorsano Middle)37.930.7
 7.2%
   8th Grade Science (Gilroy Unified)30.527.6
 2.9%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students875780
 10.9%
African American1611
 31.3%
American Indian42
 50%
Asian6888
 29.4%
Hispanic626519
 17.1%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White126107
 15.1%
Two or More Races3351
 54.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients57.3%50.3%
 7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Solorsano Middle

Students who attend Solorsano Middle usually go on to attend Gilroy High

In the 2022-23 school year, 780 students attended Solorsano Middle.

Students at Solorsano Middle are 67% Hispanic, 14% White, 11% Asian, 7% Two or more races, 1% African American.

Solorsano Middle ranks 1231st of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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