Mar Vista Middle School

Mar Vista Middle School serves 1,011 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 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 1011 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 1,011 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 22:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
4%
11%
Hispanic
78%
52%
Black
3%
7%
White
9%
26%
Two or more races
5%
3%
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.
0.38 0.42
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.
62%
48%
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.
13%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 42,982 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Sweetwater Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
32
4
Number of Students Managed 42,982 1,667
District Total Revenue $478 MM $19 MM
District Spending $462 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $11,165 $11,099
District Spending / Student $10,784 $10,975
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • San DiegoEmory Elementary School
    1915 Coronado Ave
    San DiegoCA 92154
    (619)628-5300
    0.3 mi | 648 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • San DiegoTeofilo Mendoza Elementary School
    2050 Coronado Ave
    San DiegoCA 92154
    (619)424-0100
    0.5 mi | 999 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • Imperial BeachCentral Elementary School
    1290 Ebony Ave
    Imperial BeachCA 91932
    (619)628-5000
    0.5 mi | 580 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • San DiegoGodfrey G. Berry Elementary School
    2001 Rimbey St
    San DiegoCA 92154
    (619)628-3500
    0.6 mi | 528 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • San DiegoNestor Language Academy Charter
    Charter School
    1455 Hollister St
    San DiegoCA 92154
    (619)628-0900
    Charter School

    0.8 mi | 914 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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