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Vista Grande

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Posted November 15, 2013

The principle is great- Unfortunately the guidance department and most of the teachers are awful. Even the receptionist is completely rude. With the exception of a few great teachers the education our children receive is awful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

Compared to other schools, this school is below average in test scores and security. There are student discipline issues and a lack of administrative ability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2012

This school is a joke, especially the Principal. He can't make a decision to save his life. I can't wait until it fails at the state level so they have to replace him. Believe me, it's coming, his instructional leadership stinks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2011

great high school. i have two students in this school. principle particiates with the students. activities events . away football games. he is involve with his students. for disipline like tardy or breaking school rule he has early on saturday morning cleaning school indoors and out doors. I live next door I see principle out side cleaning with the students. any concerns bought to his attention he takes care of it right away. and warns parents by phone about important thing that happen in school or are happening. great principle and teacher are all so great they arealso always invovle with students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2010

This school is very professional compared to my old high school. It is very clean and very spirited and united. Unfortunately, with the students exists drama that can deter from the learning gathered here. Otherwise, this school is perfect! Just one other gripe..... WHERE IS THE PSYCHOLOGY?!?!?!? would I recommend it? Heck yes!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2010

Attending this school has been the best thing ever for me. The teachers are friendly and push us to do our best and the atmosphere is awesome. VG is Amazing!
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • This school did not receive a designation in 2008-2009.

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 58% 43%
White 30% 42%
Black 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 5%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1556 N. Arizola Road
Casa Grande, AZ 85222
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Phone: (520) 316-3360

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