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Solano Middle School

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Posted January 9, 2014

So far my kids have been here a short period of time and I'm ready to pull them out! I've asked my kids about there day and they have told me how the kids curse all the time and they are very disrespectful to the adults. Some of the teachers yell/curse at the kids, these kids are out of control they are fighting all the time. They need to put someone else in charge of this school someone who is not afraid of the kids someone who going to make difference at that school. The guards that are at the school are just as bad some don't do anything when they see something going on they just turn and look the other way some of them even stoop to the level of those kids and behave like them. It is time for someone to do something about that school because those kids deserve better!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2012

Solano is the worst school i had ever put my child in. It is very hard for the staff to control all of the bullying that goes on everyday before, during and after school. I would witness a fight at least 3 days a week. Too many children and not enough staff. My child was given the wrong classes and was just passed along. I have since removed my child from this school. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2011

Solano is one of the best schools my child has ever been to. They have won numerous awards. Such as, they have one best Bay Area Middle School. They beat Vallejo Middle School, Springstown Middle School, and they beat American Canyon Middle School! Their test scores are great!! They have beat American Canyon Middle School numerous times! Your child will be happy and safe in this school. If you live in vallejo or america canyon transfer your child to this school! This is a straight A+ school. If you want your child to have great grades come to this school. They have uniforms for fights. Now, there are no more fights and bullying. Every student is safe and secure from and any harm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2011

This school 10x better than American Middle School. So much bullies there. This is a great school. No fights, and just peaceful and no harm! If your child goes ACMS, get them out of there. This is a great school. The people at ACMS are cruel!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

My hats off to Sheila Quintana (principal) & to all the teachers of Solano Middle School! You made me a very proud mom of your 'Highest GPA Student of Class 2008'! My son will miss you all! Thank you for everything! THUMBS UP TO: Ms, Napier, you're the best! & Mr Rossmoor(custodian) for keeping the school clean always! The Washington Trip was the best educational field trip ever--my son had the best time! Hopefully you can retain this program yearly for the 8th graders. PTO(Parent Teacher Organization) is an important tool & great source for school's activities & events. May more parents get involve with the fundraising and input in more fundraising ideas! Marching Band & Color Guard--keep up the fantastic job! Band boosters--good job! Overall, the academic level was excellently achieved this school year! Best of luck again this coming school year! From: Sheila C. Dizon, PTO Treasurer
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2007

I am so happy with this school. My child transferred a few months into the year from VMS, which was a horrendous experience. The Principal, staff and teachers took my child from wanting to drop out of school all together and from suffering from such depression that he could not sleep, to enjoying school and feeling hopeful enough to talk about college again. This school cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I think that solano is a great school. Last year they weren't oh so good mainly because of the students and their behavior. This year they are relly shaping up. They're getting more strict with the rules when the bell rings, you see no one in the hallway. Its one of the schoold that I can really trust with education. All thanks to mr. Clark and mr. Kelly and the wonderful staff ( teachers,janitor,ect..) Thanks!
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

674

Change from
2012 to 2013

-15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

674

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-15

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API Statewide Rank
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1 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
55%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
45%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
3%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
35%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students34%
Females36%
Males33%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipino49%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

Math

All Students27%
Females31%
Males24%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Filipino44%
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students70%
Females63%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino80%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students35%
Females38%
Males31%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Filipino66%
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander45%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

Math

All Students21%
Females24%
Males19%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander45%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students25%
Females19%
Males29%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Filipino37%
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented54%
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students31%
Females32%
Males30%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Filipino47%
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students10%
Females4%
Males14%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipino30%
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Geometry

All Students69%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students37%
Females33%
Males40%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Filipino56%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%

Science

All Students34%
Females33%
Males35%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Filipino55%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 35%
Hispanic 32%
White 4%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/AN/A
English language learners 16%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 13%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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