Buena Vista Middle School

18250 Tara Dr.
Salinas, CA 93908
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Buena Vista Middle School serves 346 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Buena Vista Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Buena Vista Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Buena Vista Middle School's student population of 346 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students346 students
This chart display total students of Buena Vista Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Buena Vista Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Buena Vista Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Buena Vista Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

Buena Vista Middle School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Buena Vista Middle School is 0.64, which is equal to 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 Testing Rank
#2286 out of 9602 schools
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Buena Vista Middle School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Buena Vista Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Buena Vista Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:123:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Buena Vista Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Buena Vista Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
Asian
7%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Buena Vista Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
34%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Buena Vista Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Buena Vista Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
49%
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Buena Vista Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Buena Vista Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Buena Vista Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.640.64
This chart display the diversity score of Buena Vista Middle School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Buena Vista Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Buena Vista Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSpreckels Union Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Buena Vista Middle School is Millennium Charter High School (3.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Monterey County Home Charter (3.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Spreckels Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
Show me:

School Reviews

Review Buena Vista Middle School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Learn about why technical public high schools are earning attention for their unique career-training opportunities.
In light of an upcoming study on Montessori education in South Carolina, as well as the growing popularity of the Montessori Method in public charter schools, we’ll take a look at the principles behind Montessori education and whether it is an effective method for preparing some students for the professional world or higher education.
Some educators and community leaders are pushing for more math and science at the high school level. Is the move really necessary and if so, how do schools get students more interested in these STEM subjects?