Students enrolled 320
School leader Gina Uccelli

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43 San Benancio Road
Salinas, CA 93908

(831) 484-1172
(831) 484-6509
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4 stars
Based on 22 ratings

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September 12, 2013
I would not wish for a better school for my daughter. It is a public school but even better than many private schools in the area. Administration, teachers and students are excellent!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
I attend 8th grade in this school at I am so happy.since I transferred to SBMS last year I have been learning as if I have never learned before. I love my teachers and my friends. They make me feel special. Thank you SBMS!!

- submitted by a community member
March 15, 2013
The teachers are outstanding! All the students show extraordinary behavior! I highly recommend this school to anyone who is searching for a great education for their kids.

- submitted by a community member
November 09, 2011
I have two daughters that have attended the schools in this district starting in kindergarten. My youngest is now in 7th grade and all of a sudden there is a huge issue with dress code. For some reason, the administration and the teachers seem to think that all of the boys that attend school here are perverts. My child has been wearing t-shirts and leggings to school for the past 7 years and now all of a sudden, she is being forced to change into her PE closes or sent home because her attire is too revealing. Funny, she is the most modest child I know and dresses strictly for comfort. The conduct from many of the teachers this year have been less than adequate also. I am not sure if it's a power trip or what but this school is changing and not for the better.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2010
this school is amazing! i transferd into 6th grade just last year, at first i was nervous, but after first period i felt so at home with everyone, nobody was rude or mean. the classes there are fantastic, with inspiring teachers, great class mates, i am so sad that i will be leaving next year!! not only are the academics set at a high level that if you put your mind to it you can pass with an A+ the sports there are great. it is so exciting to go to the games, make signs, and cheer on the team with lots of OAKS pride. i see no faults in this school. it is so excelent, and high achieving, i would recomend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a community member
June 22, 2010
I attend SMBS and I love it!! The teachers are great. They all have a reletionship with every student. The sports they have are also great: soccer, volleyball, basketball, golf, tennis, and track and field. I was on the Track and Field team this year. It was a great experience. The students don't judge each other and respect each other's skill. The acedemic level is also great. We have a great library and computer lab to help with projects.

- submitted by a community member
January 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2009
Fantastic school with great teachers and role models.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 15, 2009
Great staff and programs! The students,teachers,staff,community and parents really care about our school! This motivates the kids and makes learning fun!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
Great staff! The resource program has really helped my son be successful this year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
There are many teachers here with a passion for what they teach and it is because of that they pass it on to their students.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
The administration, the teachers and the atmosphere are totally outstanding!

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2009
Wonderful scholl with incredible, caring staff. This school is truly focused on learning and bringing out each students full potenial.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
the wonderful teachers art programs curriculums makes kids imagine all that they can and will be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Beautiful campus, hidden in a safe neighborhood, with wonderful teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Amazing campus and teachers in such a beautiful rural setting. So clean and organized. Such school pride!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
They aren't afraid to push the students academically. They know kids are capable and they guide them step by step to success. The campus is clean and inviting and the staff is friendly as well as encouraging.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
San Benancio has a great environment, great students and a wonderful staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
ilove san benancio middle school because it has some of the states most educated and smart people! they teach us skills that we may need in high school, so we are prepared! the kids that go to our school are so well taught that they go off and become very successfull l8tr on! the students are all apreciative of our school whether they show and say it or not! i love our school and am so sad to be leaving it next year, but i no i will be prepared for high school!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 19, 2009
Fantastic academics, terrific staff and a small school environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
Small size, dedicated teachers and staff, great science lab

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
San Benancio has a wonderful faculty and staff. Everyone works together on the behalf of each and every student to help each student reach his or hers potential. SBMS is a safe and wonderful place!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
My 3 kids all attended San Benancio Middle School. I can't Thank the Teachers enough for preparing my children for High School. They are all excelling in academics as well as other areas in their lives. They are one special group of Teachers and we are all grateful! I also think highly of the rest of the Staff at San Benancio. San Benancio has a great team of people working there which makes for a GREAT school!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The campus is great, but it's the teachers and staff that make our school outstanding. They are dedicated, hard working, warm people who make a tremendous effort to get to know each student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Great small town feel with high level academics

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September 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
SBMS is a California Distringuished School. All of my friends are there. All of the classes are fun, educational, and easy.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 17, 2009
I loved the teachers. How well they taught and interacted with the students so that they were able to learn alot more.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2009
SMBS is one of the best middle schools in Monterey County. It's accademic standards are high and they expect all students to be up to these standards. Teachers are great but to my opinion they need to be available after school for students that are struggling or falling behind.

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April 16, 2008
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September 08, 2007
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June 16, 2007
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April 22, 2007
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December 20, 2006
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- submitted by a student
March 22, 2006
SBMS is a wonderful school. It is small and nurturing, so student needs can be adequately addressed. The staff is caring, and meets regularly to discuss instructional and academic goals that support strong student achievement for all students. Class sizes are limited, so teachers can effectively reach all students -- few students 'fall through the cracks' at SBMS. The academic programs of the school are outstanding. The school ranks highest of all middle schools in the county in terms of academic achievement. Athletic and fine arts program (performing, visual, music) are extremely important, and all children have opportunities to participate. Those who choose to excel also have wonderful opportunities. Parental support is excellent. Parents volunteer in the classroom, support a vast array of elective activities, and actively solicit monetary support.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2004
Basics of English grammar not mastered by many faculty. Phases like 'Everyone should bring their lunch' instead of 'Everyone should bring his or her lunch' present in many of informational literature. Methods of discipline tend to be punitive. Behavior modification achieved by publicly embarrassing student. Students not always treated with respect, spoken to in demeaning terms. Campus itself is attractive and grounds are well kept.

- submitted by a parent
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San Benancio Middle School
43 San Benancio Road, Salinas, CA  93908
(831) 484-1172
Last modified San Benancio Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
San Benancio Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top