Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning

  • Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning serves 868 students in grades 7-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning operates within the Sweetwater Union High School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 868 students has declined by 18% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 868 students
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 24:1
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning American Indian Students (1989-2009)
Asian
5%
11%
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
83%
54%
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
2%
6%
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Black Students (1990-2014)
White
6%
24%
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning White Students (1990-2014)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.31 0.41
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
64%
50%
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
14%
9%
Mar Vista Academy For Problem Based Learning Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

  • Sweetwater Union High School District's student population of 40,428 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,293 in this district is less than the state average of $12,314. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,398 is less than the state average of $12,270. The district spending/student has declined by 11% over four years.
School District Name Sweetwater Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
31
4
Number of Students Managed 40,428 1,597
Sweetwater Union High School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $421 MM $20 MM
Sweetwater Union High School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $425 MM $20 MM
Sweetwater Union High School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,293 $12,314
Sweetwater Union High School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,398 $12,270
Sweetwater Union High School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  10/17/2011
I recently went to this school, it is great. It holds such a fantastic family bond between teachers, students, substitutes, and even office workers. I was more or less a "trouble maker" but I kept a great GPA (3.5 and higher) I believe that this is THE BEST school any kid can be put in. It helps the student mature and be alot more independent. The after school program is SO MUCH FUN the ASB is VERY resourceful, the teachers are AMAZINGLY experienced, and the campus is just such a wonderful area where anyone can have fun. The ONLY bad thing that comes to mind from this middle school is the fact that I never knew of any Principle who has spent more than two years in the school. I got the pleassure to meet and know three diferent principles.
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2  11/23/2009
Poor teacher parent communication & poor teaching skills!
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