1267 Thermal Ave.
San Diego, CA 92154
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Mar Vista Academy serves 593 students in grades 7-8.
Mar Vista Academy 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 593 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Mar Vista Academy's student population of 593 students has declined by 31% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 30% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
593 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Mar Vista Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Mar Vista Academy is 0.52, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#7296 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
22:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
7%
12%
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Hispanic
67%
56%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
16%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   3/2/2019
This school is awesome and my son said that there is a lot of activities for you to have fun in.
- Posted by Parent - Angel
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - jonax
2   11/23/2009
Poor teacher parent communication & poor teaching skills!
- Posted by Parent - nurss

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 593 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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