Students enrolled 1582
School leader Wesley Braddock
Transportation options Yes
District Sweetwater Union High School District

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505 Elm Avenue
Imperial Beach, CA 91932

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(619) 628-5700
(619) 424-3579
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3 stars
Based on 13 ratings

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October 08, 2014
Wonderful school, has improved greatly over the past few years - tons of new programs and pathways (Engineering, Health Sciences, Poseidon Maritime Academy), After School Programs have quadrupled in size and attendance, Athletics have new coaches that care about developing the whole student. The teachers really put their all into reaching the students, and many are still on campus prepping, working with clubs, and coaching until 8 or 9 at night. Very active school, and the kids are all NICE, which is refreshing!

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2013
First of all I thought this school was great. They have an after school detection program that for what ever reason the students are kept so that the school gets more money.I My daughter was kept after school one day and I called to know why no one could give me an answer I was transferred 4 time and no one could tell me why she had to stay after school. I work evenings and with the day light saving time at 5pm it is dark and they get out at 4:45 so my 14 year daughter has to walk home alone 18 blocks.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2013
Terrible school. Students date some of the teachers right after graduation. The teachers hate their job. I attended and would never send my kids to this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2013
Great teachers, horrible admin. College culture needs to be fostered. Teacher leaders need to be recognized and used to press a positive forward plan

- submitted by a teacher
February 01, 2011
Sent My nephew to this school when he was living in my house. I had specifically requested that his classes not be changes as he needed some stability in his life. 2 weeks into the year, all his classes get changed. I called his counselor and asked why I was not notified. We don't have time to tell the parents about what goes on at the school. I reminded her of our conversation and that she had noted it down in his record. Oh yea, was all she could say. Later when I was not getting any feedback on his attendance or progress in class I went to the school to ask about both. Within minutes of asking I was told he had missed about every third day for the semester and he now had several Saturday school days to make it up the missing time. My only question was why wasn't I told before he had missed several weeks of class and only after I went to the school and asked about it. This school may have many good programs going for it, but the Administration and front office leaves a lot to be desired! Trust be verify daily!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
The kids have the best hearts

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2008
a really good school with one of the most cool programs that is the poseidon academy .Also there the only one eith 2 pools and ROTC also really good ballet folklorico program!! really good A.P. courses!

- submitted by a student
November 07, 2007
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- submitted by a student
February 10, 2007
Before I begin, I would like to say that there are good kids & great teachers at this school. Unfortunately, there are too many bad apples at this school & they make it very difficult for the kids who want to learn. I feel for the true students who have to go to school in such a disorganized environment.

- submitted by a former student
January 08, 2006
A lot of the students are good but I suggest watching the crowd your kid hangs out with.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 12, 2005
I tutor for this school and I really like it.

- submitted by a student
October 12, 2005
The only school in the district with 2 pools and Surfimg PE class. New science labs. Students come from all over the district to take advantage of Mar Vista's ROTC program. Great Maritime Technology program to train students for Merchant Marine careers and Posiedon Academy for kids interested in oceanography & marine science

- submitted by a teacher
February 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2004
Mar Vista High is a wonderful place to attend school. A solid tolerance,a powerful presence of minorities, and a successful AP program has made of Mar Vista one of the most successful High Schools in the SUHSD district in the last year. The crowning of the class of 2006 as the best of the whole district, was just the initial phase to a long process that this school has and will perform in the short term future. Hail Mar Vista, hail Mar Vista, a school not scared of change, and where the students are a top priority.

- submitted by a student
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Mar Vista Senior High School
505 Elm Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA  91932
(619) 628-5700
Last modified Mar Vista Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mar Vista Senior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top