44 out of 10GreatSchools

California Middle School

Sacramento, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 7-8
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  • Enrollment: 928


California Middle School
1600 Vallejo Way
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 395-5302
California Middle School is located in Sacramento, CA and serves grades 7-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 4 out of 10
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Reviews6 Reviews

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!
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.
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
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.
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