Alta Vista High School
Alta Vista High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
- Category Attribute
- Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 10%)
- Student Attention Lowest teacher:student ratio (Top 5%)
Alta Vista High School's student population of 82 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
|School Type||Alternative school|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||82 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||8 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
Alta Vista High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Alta Vista High School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (CA)|
Overall Testing Rank
|#7649 out of 9602 schools|
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1||23:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District|
Nearby Public Schools
The nearest high school to Alta Vista High School is Mountain View High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Sunnyvale Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Oak Avenue Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Mountain View Mountain View High School Grades: 9-12 | 1,969 student
3535 Truman Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 940-4600 0.3 9-12 1,969
- Los Altos Oak Avenue Elementary School Grades: K-6 | 409 students
1501 Oak Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94024
(650) 237-3900 0.5 K-6 409
- Sunnyvale Cherry Chase Elementary School Grades: K-5 | 860 students
1138 Heatherstone Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 522-8241 0.6 K-5 860
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