Mar Vista Middle School

Mar Vista Middle School serves 1,063 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
Mar Vista Middle School operates within the Sweetwater Union High School District.

Overview

The student population of 1063 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 1,063 students
Mar Vista Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Mar Vista Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Mar Vista Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 1.15. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 22:1
Mar Vista Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
11%
Mar Vista Middle School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
75%
52%
Mar Vista Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
4%
7%
Mar Vista Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
9%
26%
Mar Vista Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.42 1.15
Mar Vista Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
n/a
10%
Mar Vista Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2011)
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.
n/a
n/a
Mar Vista Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 40,552 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
School District Name Sweetwater Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
30
4
Number of Students Managed 40,552 1,671
Sweetwater Union High School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $478 MM $19 MM
District Spending $462 MM $18 MM
Sweetwater Union High School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,165 $11,099
Sweetwater Union High School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,784 $10,975
Sweetwater Union High School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Southwest Senior High School (0.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Southwest Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Emory Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • San Diego Emory Elementary School
    1915 Coronado Ave
    San Diego , CA , 92154
    (619)628-5300
    0.3  mi  |  691  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • San Diego Teofilo Mendoza Elementary School
    2050 Coronado Ave
    San Diego , CA , 92154
    (619)424-0100
    0.5  mi  |  987  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Imperial Beach Central Elementary School
    1290 Ebony Ave
    Imperial Beach , CA , 91932
    (619)628-5000
    0.5  mi  |  578  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • San Diego Godfrey G. Berry Elementary School
    2001 Rimbey St
    San Diego , CA , 92154
    (619)628-3500
    0.6  mi  |  559  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • San Diego Nestor Language Academy Charter
    Charter School
    1455 Hollister St
    San Diego , CA , 92154
    (619)628-0900
    Charter School
    0.8  mi  |  863  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 17, 2011 - 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
  • Recommended November 23, 2009 - Poor teacher parent communication & poor teaching skills! - Posted by Parent

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San Diego, CA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.72, which is higher than the California average of 0.45. The most diverse school in San Diego is Perry Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.