CALIFORNIA MIDDLE SCHOOL

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1600 VALLEJO WAY
SACRAMENTO, CA 95818
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Phone: 916-264-4550
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-high
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Sacramento City Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 365.5
  • Number Students: 731
  • Number Teachers: 40
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5748
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 40
  • Principal: Ms Elizabeth Vigil
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (14 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (11 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-07
    "This school is great. It continues to get better every year. Our test scores rise, our kids go on to better high schools. The staff is ahead of the curve on every initiative that puts the kids learning first. Excellent Principal!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-05-24
    "My son attended Cal for 2 years. Not a good school overall. there are some very good teachers and some very incompetent teachers. Many students feel as though they can do whatever they want without consequences. There is little in the way of discipline - there were plenty of stories floating around about drug and alcohol abuse by the students. On the surface the school seems great, and there are some redeeming qualities, but a closer analysis shows the bad far outweighs the good. The API is not high and, while this is not the entire story, keep in mind that the test is a way to show the percent of students meeting or exceeding expectations on a very basic skills test. Cal does not perform well on this basic test. Before you send your son or daughter to this school, examine all options carefully."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-03-21
    "this is a very good school the teachers and staff are very helpful the school is very clean all my kids have attended this school"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-12-02
    "I'm a student at Cal, and though many people seem to love it, I don't. I can't say that we move at the same pace as Sutter, and I often feel like they'll be more prepared for HISP. The history teachers are sub-par at best, and science isn't Cal's best department. The language arts teachers are better than science, but I don't always feel like we learn as much as Sutter. The math department, however, is quite excellent. I went into middle school hating math, but now, as an eight grader, Algebra B is my favorite class. When I visited Cal as a sixth grader, the VP seemed to know everyone's name, but I learned that they only know the names of the students who don't behave well and have to spend time in the office. I feel like the administration has a sort of hostility towards the students that I do not appreciate. Overall, I wouldn't describe Cal as a great school, it's an okay one, at best. It's music program is weak, but the speech and debate team is fabulous, for the most part. The PE at Cal is also a great class, and everyone likes all the teachers, for the most part. However, I really don't feel like Cal has that much to offer."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-11-14
    "Both my children attended Cal and it was not only an easy decision to send them there but it was the best decision. They made new friends when their old friends chose Sutter, and they were prepared for the riggors that CKM's HISP program has been dishing out. I was never concernd for their safety and the small, tight-knit campus environment ensures that everyone (parents and students) know that they belong, that they are important, and that they contribute an overall fantastic school community. The principal, VP, staff, teachers and the PTSA are all amazing and 100% committed to your children. With open enrollment, everyone has choices and needs to make the right choice based on your student. Visit Cal and check it out for yourself."
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