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Mission Vista High School

Public | 9 | 203 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 20, 2014

Fantastic school Everyone gets along for the most part Students are engaged Teachers are amazing Just an accepting environment and very very talented students


Posted February 20, 2014

It's a good school in comparison to say, Vista High or Rancho, but overall, the classes suck, the variety and diversity of the classes are atrocious, the councilors are less-than average, some of the teachers are really bad, most of the staff and students have little to no interaction, they waste your time with stupid get-togethers in the theater, they seem to specifically focus on 2-year or 4-year colleges, and have the look of pity if you mention a community college or a trade school; God forbid you don't know how the college system words. They vaguely explain it to you, if not at all. You have to make an appointment to meet with some of the staff, they set up your schedule, sometimes, in a way that sets you up for failure (I've had it happen for 3 years so far) and say "There's nothing we can do". They never keep promises. They don't balance time well. The 4 x 4 is a great idea, and it's neat to put into play, but they don't think about how scheduling can make it VERY difficult. Four classes a term, all AP, and four classes the next term, all electives? Impossible, and yet, they don't care; don't bother changing it. This has been a terrible experience. I regret it choosing here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2013

I am a Student at Missiin Vistia High School. I believe that this is one of the better schools in the Vistia School District, for i have friends at Vista High and RBV. Students except each other for who they are and its a community. Clubs of all kinds uniting the student body, for example; Asian Club, GSA, Anime, Drama Club, Book Club, ect. I feel safe here and teachers, principle, and consolers are easier to talk to. I was a victum of bullying through out middle school so my perants were plaining on home schooling me untill we heard about MVHS. And i am glad we choose this school. The arts programs at fantastic as well as the science and technology programs. The only draw back is that there is no football or homecoming. But we do have peprallys.


Posted November 7, 2013

This is a good school and the teachers are great at communicating in a timely manner with the parents; however, the principal was arrogant when I disagreed that my daughter would have to do detention for being late. It was my fault she was late. I strongly believe as a child development teacher, that you do not punish the child for the parent's mistake in judgment.. He put words in my mouth that I did not say and never addressed the issue of the traffic during drop off which hinders the children from being on time for the first bell. Really like the vice president. He is always smiling and greeting parents when he sees them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

This school is wonderful. The teachers make the school. It would be better if the principal would be more involved with the students. For some reason no one likes him. I just can not pinpoint it. Vice Principle is great! Lots of Activities for students no matter what your interest is. Other than that, The Teachers give 100% in making sure the students understand. They will be there for them before, after and at lunch. I can not say enough wonderful things about the teachers!! They make the school what it is.Great Classes to choose from even if planning to go to a 4 year college (even Ivy League). No Gangs at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

This is a good school much better than Vista High or El Camino High I don't see a lot of gangster looking kids and not many fights . No girls walking around with babies . this school its mostly whites and Hispanic very few black students but they have lots of clubs for the kids not many sports. Generally a nice school kids have a chance of graduating early because of the way the schedule the work load for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2013

Mission Vista is the best thing that has ever happened me. The teachers are supportive, the environment is clean, and the kids are nice. There are about 1,800 kids there so nothing is to crowded or busy. There's almost no bullying and the campus is really safe. I started there freshman year and am going in I junior year now. I'm really involved with the school and couldn't think of anything that would make high school a better experience(minus not having a football team). I highly recommend this amazing magnet school to everybody.


Posted October 26, 2010

Great four by four schedule. Offers challenging classes for my freshman (Algebra II Honors, Principles of Biomedical Sciences...) as well as neat arts classes.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

841

Change from
2012 to 2013

+13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

841

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+13

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
30%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
n/a
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
12%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
60%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students38%
Females39%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students60%
Females58%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students76%
Females73%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate73%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state65%

Earth Science

All Students47%
Females40%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Females83%
Males82%
African American100%
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduate85%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state63%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students9%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students55%
Females55%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented63%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 27%
Hispanic 33% 51%
Asian 6% 11%
Black 4% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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