Vista Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 34 public schools serving 24,690 students in Vista Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Vista Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Vista Unified School District are Mission Vista High School, Casita Center For Science/math/technology and Empresa Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Vista Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Vista Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Vista Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
34 Schools
10,331 Schools
# Students
24,690 Students
6,193,432 Students
# Teachers
1,141 Teachers
264,585 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1

District Rank

Vista Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 989 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 86% has increased from 83% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#812 out of 1942 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Vista Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Vista Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Vista Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
86%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Vista Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.54
0.64
# American Indian Students
89 Students
32,922 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
919 Students
718,704 Students
% Asian Students
4%
12%
# Hispanic Students
15,746 Students
3,364,037 Students
% Hispanic Students
64%
54%
# Black Students
624 Students
337,146 Students
% Black Students
2%
5%
# White Students
5,951 Students
1,436,430 Students
% White Students
24%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
189 Students
28,735 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
1%
# Two or more races Students
1,172 Students
272,786 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
2,162
530,118
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,725
456,635
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,696
454,067
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,672
445,793
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,673
464,993
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,822
470,389
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,752
484,412
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,739
474,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,842
471,620
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,852
492,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,837
481,188
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,904
473,097
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,916
485,902
# Ungraded Students:
98
8,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,090 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,053. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,769 is less than the state median of $14,597. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$299 MM
$28 MM
This chart display total revenue of Vista Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$291 MM
$27 MM
This chart display total spending of Vista Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,090
$15,053
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Vista Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,769
$14,597
This chart display average spending per public school student in Vista Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Vista Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mission Vista High School
Alternative School
Math: 63% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1306 Melrose Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 758-6800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,677 students
Rank: #22.
Casita Center For Science/math/technology
Math: 65% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
260 Cedar Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 724-8442
Grades: K-5
| 588 students
Rank: #33.
Empresa Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4850 Avenida Empresa
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 940-8454
Grades: K-5
| 838 students
Rank: #44.
Alamosa Park Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
5130 Alamosa Park Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 940-0700
Grades: K-5
| 552 students
Rank: #55.
Breeze Hill Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1111 Melrose Way
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 945-2373
Grades: K-5
| 790 students
Rank: #66.
Vista Magnet Middle School Of Technology Science And Math
Math: 54% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
151 Civic Center Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 726-5766
Grades: 6-8
| 852 students
Rank: #77.
Lake Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4950 Lake Blvd.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 945-5300
Grades: K-5
| 831 students
Rank: #88.
Rancho Buena Vista High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1601 Longhorn Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 727-7284
Grades: 9-12
| 2,168 students
Rank: #99.
Mission Meadows Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5657 Spur Ave.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 630-7884
Grades: K-5
| 576 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
California Avenue Elementary School
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
215 W. California Ave.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 630-4870
Grades: K-8
| 26 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Vista Adult Transition Center
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
325 E. Bobier Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 758-3400
Grades: Inquire with school
| 112 students
Rank: #1212.
Vista Innovation And Design Academy
Math: 40% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
740 Olive Ave.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 724-7115
Grades: 6-8
| 751 students
Rank: #1313.
T.h.e Leadership Academy
Math: 40% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1550 Temple Heights Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 631-6242
Grades: K-5
| 678 students
Rank: #1414.
Monte Vista Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1720 Monte Vista Rd.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 726-0410
Grades: K-5
| 527 students
Rank: #1515.
Madison Middle School
Math: 32% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4930 Lake Blvd.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 940-0176
Grades: 6-8
| 1,077 students
Rank: #1616.
Vista High School
Math: 17% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Panther Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 726-5611
Grades: 9-12
| 2,515 students
Rank: #1717.
Grapevine Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
630 Grapevine Rd.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 724-8329
Grades: K-5
| 652 students
Rank: #1818.
Beaumont Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
550 Beaumont Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 726-4040
Grades: K-5
| 549 students
Rank: #1919.
Vista Academy Of Visual And Performing Arts
Math: 24% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
600 N. Santa Fe Ave.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 941-0880
Grades: K-5
| 608 students
Rank: #2020.
Roosevelt Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
850 Sagewood Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 726-8003
Grades: 6-8
| 1,069 students
Rank: #2121.
Maryland Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
700 N. Ave.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 631-6675
Grades: K-5
| 555 students
Rank: #2222.
Bobier Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
220 W. Bobier Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 724-8501
Grades: K-5
| 645 students
Rank: #2323.
Foothill Oak Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1370 Oak Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 631-3458
Grades: K-5
| 644 students
Rank: #2424.
Hannalei Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
120 Hannalei Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 631-6248
Grades: K-5
| 614 students
Rank: #2525.
Vista Visions Academy
Alternative School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
305 E. Bobier
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 724-4785
Grades: K-12
| 21 students
Rank: #2626.
Rancho Minerva Middle School
Math: 18% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2245 Foothill Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 631-4500
Grades: 6-8
| 803 students
Rank: #2727.
Alta Vista High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1575 Bonair Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 724-3775
Grades: 9-12
| 139 students
Rank: #2828.
Major General Raymond Murray High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
215 N. Melrose Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 631-2502
Grades: 10-12
| 178 students
Bella Mente Montessori Academy
Charter School
1737 W. Vista Way
Vista, CA 92083
(760) 621-8948
Grades: K-8
| 628 students
Guajome Learning Center
Charter School
2000 N. Santa Fe Ave.
Vista, CA 92083
(760) 631-8500
Grades: K-12
| 81 students
Guajome Park Academy Charter
Charter School
(1)
2000 N. Santa Fe Ave.
Vista, CA 92083
(760) 631-8500
Grades: K-12
| 1,360 students
North County Trade Technical High School
Charter School
1126 N. Melrose Dr. Ste. 301
Vista, CA 92083
(760) 598-0782
Grades: 9-12
| 169 students
836 Olive Ave.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 724-7129
Grades: K-5
| 348 students
Siatech
Charter School
2611 Temple Heights Dr., Ste.
Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 945-1227
Grades: 11-12
| 1,069 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 24,690 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.54

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