Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning

Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning serves 919 students in grades 7 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the CA average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 75%.
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning operates within the Sweetwater Union High School District.

School Overview

The student population of 919 students has declined by 13% over five years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 919 students
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 25:1
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
3%
11%
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
82%
53%
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
2%
6%
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Black Students (1990-2014)
White
8%
25%
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
5%
3%
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.32 0.65
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
67%
49%
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
14%
9%
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

Sweetwater Union High School District's student population of 40,267 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $10,130 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has declined by 6% over four years.
School District Name Sweetwater Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
31
4
Number of Students Managed 40,267 1,489
Sweetwater Union High School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $428 MM n/a
Sweetwater Union High School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $495 MM n/a
Sweetwater Union High School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $10,130 n/a
Sweetwater Union High School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $11,727 n/a
Sweetwater Union High School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Southwest Senior High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Stephen W. Hawkings Ii Sci, Tech, Engr, Art And Ma (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Emory Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • San DiegoEmory Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 624 students
    0.3 miles
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    San DiegoCA 92154
    (619)628-5300
    0.3KG-6624
  • Imperial BeachCentral Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 559 students
    0.5 miles
    1290 Ebony Ave
    Imperial BeachCA 91932
    (619)628-5000
    0.5KG-6559
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    Grades: KG-6 | 981 students
    0.5 miles
    2050 Coronado Ave
    San DiegoCA 92154
    (619)424-0100
    0.5KG-6981
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    Grades: KG-6 | 549 students
    0.6 miles
    2001 Rimbey St
    San DiegoCA 92154
    (619)628-3500
    0.6KG-6549
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    Grades: KG-8 | 911 students
    0.8 miles
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    (619)628-0900
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School Reviews

I recently went to this school, it is great. It holds such a fantastic family bond between teachers, students, substitutes, and even office workers. I was more or less a "trouble maker" but I kept a great GPA (3.5 and higher) I believe that this is THE BEST school any kid can be put in. It helps the student mature and be alot more independent. The after school program is SO MUCH FUN the ASB is VERY resourceful, the teachers are AMAZINGLY experienced, and the campus is just such a wonderful area where anyone can have fun. The ONLY bad thing that comes to mind from this middle school is the fact that I never knew of any Principle who has spent more than two years in the school. I got the pleassure to meet and know three diferent principles.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 10/17/11
Poor teacher parent communication & poor teaching skills!
- Posted by Parent, 11/23/09

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