Rancho San Justo Middle School

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Rancho is located in the city of Hollister, California, which sits in northern San Benito County. Hollister is 47 miles from the San Jose metropolitan area, 39 miles east of the Monterey Peninsula, and 90 miles south of San Francisco. The region still maintains the agricultural and cattle ranching ambiance, which is its heritage. From the Gabilan Mountains in the west to the Diablo range in the east, San Benito County displays a wide range of California's geography of native oak and grassland ranges.

Rancho San Justo Middle School, serving students in grades 6 - 8, is an AVID school community dedicated to ensuring opportunities for academic success for all students by providing a rigorous and comprehensive educational experience in our rapidly changing world. Rancho is a professional learning community (PLC) and utilizes a data driven improvement model by working collaboratively to identify student academic proficiency, as well as areas for growth.

Student mastery of California State Standards is measured by district and school-wide benchmark assessments and PLC common assessments. California State Standards form the basis of our curriculum and department curriculum maps direct the curriculum pacing within our classrooms. We are continually improving a systematic collaboration practice among the staff to review academic growth and academic needs. Our staff participates in site and district committees and councils, such as our site-based Instructional Leadership Team, AVID, Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) and Capturing Kids' Hearts (CKH), Technology, and Safety Committee.

Rancho San Justo Middle School

1201 Rancho Drive, Hollister, CA 95023

Phone: (831)636-4450


Enrollment: Approximately 940 Students

Faculty: 43 certificated and 45 classified staff members

Schedule: Six classes meet approximately 55 minutes per day, five days a week, 18 weeks per semester, two semesters per year.


RSJMS is an AVID school committed to success for all students by preparing them for college and a variety of careers in a rigorous academic environment focused on collaborative and engaging instruction.

Rancho's curriculum is designed to meet the various interests and needs of the students by preparing them for the 21st Century in today’s global society by offering a systematic program that includes Common Core State Standards Math and Language Arts. Intervention Labs per grade level utilize i-Ready as a diagnostic and prescriptive tool to supplement teacher-led instruction geared for student success. Elective classes offer a variety of opportunities for student enrichment, language development, and student engagement.

Instruction: available for special needs through Special Education and English Language Development

Co-curricular Programs: Woodshop, Art, Yearbook, Band, Leadership, Spanish, and Athletics

​Co-Curricular Activities: Students are encouraged to join clubs, sports teams, and campus organizations to promote leadership and service.