Alta Vista High School

  • Alta Vista High School serves 461 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Alta Vista High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 61%.

School Overview

  • Alta Vista High School's student population of 461 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students461 students
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Total Classroom Teachersn/a
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School Comparison

  • Alta Vista High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,842 schools in Arizona (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The diversity score of Alta Vista High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
39%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alta Vista High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ration/a20:1
American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
95%
45%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Alta Vista High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Alta Vista High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
2%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Alta Vista High School and the percentage of White public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Alta Vista High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.100.42
This chart display the diversity score of Alta Vista High School and the public school average diversity score of Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate80-84%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Alta Vista High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
99%
11%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alta Vista High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAmerican Charter s Foundation D.b.a. Alta Vista High S School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Alta Vista's teachers are truly this year 2016 above the bar. They care about the students, however the administration has a lot to be delivered. They seem to only care about the numbers. It is a good school for Hispanic children, not so much for other races. They tend to show preference towards one race over another. What is good for one student should be good for the rest. If they had a better administration it could be a better school.
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5  
Alta Vista High School has a very hig quality of education. Teachers challenge their students to exercise their minds. They hold us to higher expectations in the grading scale. They also prepare students very well for their future college experience. Many students have exceeded the AIMS. The school is very high in technology. Alta Vista offers extracurricular activities such as sports and clubs. Since its a smaller school we have less extracurricular activities than other schools. Students are always awarded for their academic and athletic awards. The school doesn't have a football field or cafeteria, but its a great school. Everyone communicates with each other. In a small environment people know most people and we have a great community. There are no descriminations or racial problems. Parents are involved and they support their students when its necessary.
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