Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

Summary:

Salida Middle School - Vella Campus is a public middle school serving around 740 students in grades 6-8 in Salida, California. The school faces several key challenges, including a high percentage of Hispanic and low-income students, lower-than-average test scores, and increasing chronic absenteeism.

Compared to nearby middle schools, Salida Middle School has a significantly higher Hispanic student population (around 69%) and a lower percentage of White students (around 16%). The school's test scores are generally lower than the state and Sylvan Union Elementary district averages across all subjects and grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts ranged from 35.6% to 47.98%, compared to the state average of 44.16% to 47.44%. In Mathematics, the school's proficiency rates ranged from 22.18% to 32.26%, compared to the state average of 29.94% to 33.19%. Additionally, Salida Middle School has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 7.4% in 2018-2019 to 21.9% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the state average and most of the nearby schools.

Interestingly, Salida Middle School's performance varies significantly across different student subgroups. The school's English Language Learner students perform relatively well, ranking in the top 25% of California middle schools in 2022-2023. However, the school's White, Asian, and multi-racial students perform poorly, ranking in the bottom 25% of California middle schools. Overall, Salida Middle School's statewide ranking has declined over the years, from 781 out of 2,259 California middle schools in 2011-2012 to 1,288 out of 2,788 in 2022-2023, suggesting that the school's performance is not keeping pace with other middle schools in the state.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 5041 Toomes Rd.
       Salida, CA  95368-9447


(209) 545-1633

District: Salida Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
1290th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,839 Help


Students who attend Salida Middle School - Vella Campus usually attend:

High:    Joseph A. Gregori High

Feeder schools for Salida Middle School - Vella Campus:

Elementary:    Dena Boer
    Salida Elementary
    Sisk Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  21.3 Help
Number of students:  740

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
68.9%
White:
16.6%
Two or more races:
5.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70% Help


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Compare Details Salida Middle School - Vella Campus ranks better than 53.9% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 45.74. (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 Racial makeup is: Hispanic (68.9%), White (16.6%), two or more races (5.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 70% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Salida Middle School - Vella Campus is 21.3. (See more...)
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Compare Salida Middle School - Vella Campus employs 34.6 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Salida Middle School - Vella Campus is $6,839.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Salida Middle School - Vella Campus:

SchoolDigger ranks Salida Middle School - Vella Campus 1290th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Salida Middle School - Vella Campus in the ranking list.)

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Salida Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Salida Union Elementary 765th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

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Rank History for all students at Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 52.50 846th 1999 57.7%
2008 53.00 857th 2005 57.3%
2009 45.85 1064th 2063 48.4%
2010 51.72 992nd 2179 54.5%
2011 52.00 1032nd 2236 53.8%
2012 61.68 781st 2259 65.4%
2013 54.10 1044th 2379 56.1%
2015 52.39 1044th 2477 57.9%
2016 45.14 1242nd 2497 50.3%
2017 49.04 1127th 2508 55.1%
2018 48.47 1125th 2480 54.6%
2019 44.56 1308th 2715 51.8%
2021 29.70 622nd 894 30.4%
2022 37.87 1530th 2740 44.2%
2023 45.74 1288th 2788 53.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 15.45 561st 665 15.6%
2023 10.69 602nd 678 11.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.30 486th 1364 64.4%
2019 48.52 456th 1442 68.4%
2021 39.50 195th 363 46.3%
2022 50.98 450th 1540 70.8%
2023 56.90 322nd 1523 78.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.61 778th 1532 49.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.37 790th 2230 64.6%
2019 50.84 994th 2369 58.0%
2021 40.61 408th 721 43.4%
2022 43.68 1211th 2458 50.7%
2023 59.10 765th 2535 69.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.76 1074th 2262 52.5%
2019 38.92 1345th 2380 43.5%
2021 28.42 528th 738 28.5%
2022 34.86 1503rd 2509 40.1%
2023 44.84 1186th 2535 53.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.45 997th 1369 27.2%
2019 43.52 681st 1491 54.3%
2021 27.02 292nd 354 17.5%
2022 31.75 1003rd 1531 34.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.73 1055th 2273 53.6%
2019 48.22 1072nd 2407 55.5%
2021 31.16 508th 763 33.4%
2022 40.45 1326th 2527 47.5%
2023 45.85 1179th 2546 53.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.32 528th 700 24.6%
2019 21.11 616th 745 17.3%
2022 32.78 527th 733 28.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.85 795th 2072 61.6%
2019 48.14 996th 2213 55.0%
2022 46.43 1097th 2359 53.5%
2023 54.00 867th 2379 63.6%
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Rank History for White students at Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.73 921st 1496 38.4%
2019 44.76 874th 1602 45.4%
2022 27.16 1148th 1555 26.2%
2023 44.86 836th 1549 46.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 420 60 69 436 6 n/a n/a 10 1001
2006 447 70 70 497 5 n/a n/a 0 1089
2007 424 65 76 512 1 n/a n/a 3 1081
2008 421 59 99 502 1 n/a n/a 0 1082
2009 372 57 63 506 3 19 6 0 1026
2010 340 61 50 518 3 16 7 0 995
2011 315 54 38 530 6 13 22 0 978
2012 284 50 48 550 5 13 18 0 968
2013 257 47 49 529 2 11 24 0 919
2014 239 41 47 539 3 8 26 0 903
2015 241 34 44 550 2 11 30 0 912
2016 218 27 34 565 1 12 26 0 883
2017 187 25 35 557 0 8 33 0 845
2018 171 29 41 578 0 5 34 0 858
2019 145 29 41 565 0 2 43 0 825
2020 139 24 37 586 0 4 51 0 841
2021 129 20 38 521 0 7 49 0 764
2022 127 18 35 549 0 8 52 0 789
2023 123 16 39 510 1 9 41 1 740

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 Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 1001 43.8 22.9 0
2006 1089 45.6 23.9 38.6
2007 1081 46.6 23.2 42.7
2008 1082 50.2 21.6 40.6
2009 1026 44.0 20.9 50
2010 995 40.0 24.8 52.6
2011 978 n/a n/a 56.3
2012 968 38.6 25.0 66.2
2013 919 38.6 23.7 67
2014 903 37.5 24.0 66.3
2015 912 38.0 24.0 64.7
2016 883 35.0 25.2 66
2017 845 34.6 24.3 72
2018 858 34.8 24.6 71.9
2019 825 36.0 22.9 73
2020 841 n/a n/a 71.5
2021 764 36.0 21.2 72.9
2022 789 37.0 21.3 69.1
2023 740 34.6 21.3 70

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 Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 1001 43.8 22.9 0
2006 1089 45.6 23.9 38.6
2007 1081 46.6 23.2 42.7
2008 1082 50.2 21.6 40.6
2009 1026 44.0 20.9 50
2010 995 40.0 24.8 52.6
2011 978 n/a n/a 56.3
2012 968 38.6 25.0 66.2
2013 919 38.6 23.7 67
2014 903 37.5 24.0 66.3
2015 912 38.0 24.0 64.7
2016 883 35.0 25.2 66
2017 845 34.6 24.3 72
2018 858 34.8 24.6 71.9
2019 825 36.0 22.9 73
2020 841 n/a n/a 71.5
2021 764 36.0 21.2 72.9
2022 789 37.0 21.3 69.1
2023 740 34.6 21.3 70

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,839

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Salida Middle School - Vella Campus

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1308th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1288th of 2788 Middle schools
 2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Salida Middle School - Vella Campus)44.441.7
 2.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Salida Union Elementary)44.441.7
 2.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Salida Middle School - Vella Campus)29.730.6
 0.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Salida Union Elementary)29.730.6
 0.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Salida Middle School - Vella Campus)52.935.6
 17.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Salida Union Elementary)52.735.6
 17.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Salida Middle School - Vella Campus)34.122.2
 11.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Salida Union Elementary)3422.2
 11.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Salida Middle School - Vella Campus)42.648
 5.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Salida Union Elementary)42.348
 5.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Salida Middle School - Vella Campus)34.432.3
 2.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Salida Union Elementary)34.132.3
 1.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Salida Middle School - Vella Campus)2122.6
 1.6%
   8th Grade Science (Salida Union Elementary)20.922.6
 1.7%
   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 Students825740
 10.3%
African American2916
 44.8%
American Indian01
Asian4139
 4.9%
Hispanic565510
 9.7%
Pacific Islander29
 350%
White145123
 15.2%
Two or More Races4341
 4.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients73%70%
 3%


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Students who attend Salida Middle School - Vella Campus usually go on to attend Joseph A. Gregori High

Students at Salida Middle School - Vella Campus are 69% Hispanic, 17% White, 6% Two or more races, 5% Asian, 2% African American, 1% Pacific Islander.

In the 2022-23 school year, 740 students attended Salida Middle School - Vella Campus.

Salida Middle School - Vella Campus ranks 1290th of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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