Buena Vista Elementary School

100 Aldebaran Ave.
Lompoc, CA 93438
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%
Serving 487 students in grades Kindergarten-6, Buena Vista Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is higher than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 487 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • : Top 50% in CA
  • : 41% (Top 50%)
  • : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Buena Vista Elementary School's student population of 487 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
487 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Buena Vista Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Buena Vista Elementary School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#3068 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
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41%
33%
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52%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
21:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
4%
12%
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Hispanic
39%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
45%
21%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
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Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Buena Vista Elementary School's ranking?
Buena Vista Elementary School is ranked #3068 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Buena Vista Elementary School often compared to?
Buena Vista Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Manzanita Public Charter, Crestview Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
41% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 52% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
How many students attend Buena Vista Elementary School?
487 students attend Buena Vista Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
45% of Buena Vista Elementary School students are White, 39% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, 2% of students are American Indian, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Buena Vista Elementary School?
Buena Vista Elementary School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Buena Vista Elementary School offer ?
Buena Vista Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Buena Vista Elementary School part of?
Buena Vista Elementary School is part of Lompoc Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 487 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 41% (Top 50%)
  • : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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