Buena Vista Middle School

18250 Tara Dr.
Salinas, CA 93908
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Buena Vista Middle School serves 317 students in grades 6-8.
Buena Vista Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 317 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Buena Vista Middle School's student population of 317 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
317 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Buena Vista Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Buena Vista Middle School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#833 out of 3649 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
34%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
12%
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Hispanic
41%
56%
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Black
n/a
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
46%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
51%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
2%
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 2019-20 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Buena Vista Middle School's ranking?
Buena Vista Middle School is ranked #833 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in California.
What schools are Buena Vista Middle School often compared to?
Buena Vista Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like John Gutierrez Middle School, International School Of Monterey by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
43% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend Buena Vista Middle School?
317 students attend Buena Vista Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
46% of Buena Vista Middle School students are White, 41% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Buena Vista Middle School?
Buena Vista Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Buena Vista Middle School offer ?
Buena Vista Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Buena Vista Middle School part of?
Buena Vista Middle School is part of Spreckels Union Elementary School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 317 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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