Buena Vista High School

  • Buena Vista High School serves 196 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Buena Vista High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77%.

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School Overview

  • Buena Vista High School's student population of 196 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students196 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Buena 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Buena Vista High School is 0.20, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#9186 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
89%
54%
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Black
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Buena Vista High School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
2%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Buena Vista High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.200.64
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Graduation Rate45-49%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Buena Vista High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameParamount Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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