Mar Vista Academy

1267 Thermal Ave.
San Diego, CA 92154
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4.00 (3 reviews)
Mar Vista Academy serves 797 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 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Mar Vista Academy's student population of 797 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students797 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 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 0.41, which is less than 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
#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 Ratio22:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
7%
12%
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Hispanic
76%
54%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
9%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.410.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSweetwater Union High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Mar Vista Academy is Southwest Senior High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Nestor Language Academy Charter (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Emory Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Diego Emory Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 540 students
    0.3 miles
    1915 Coronado Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92154
    (619) 628-5300
    0.3 K-6 540
  • Imperial Beach Central Elementary School Math: 16% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 552 students
    0.5 miles
    1290 Ebony Ave.
    Imperial Beach, CA 91932
    (619) 628-5000
    0.5 K-6 552
  • San Diego Teofilo Mendoza Math: 19% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 797 students
    0.5 miles
    2050 Coronado Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92154
    (619) 424-0100
    0.5 K-6 797
  • San Diego Godfrey G. Berry Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 500 students
    0.6 miles
    2001 Rimbey St.
    San Diego, CA 92154
    (619) 628-3500
    0.6 K-6 500
  • San Diego Nestor Language Academy Charter Charter School
    Math: 51% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 982 students
    0.8 miles
    1455 Hollister St.
    San Diego, CA 92154
    (619) 628-0900
    0.8 K-8 982

School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
This school is awesome and my son said that there is a lot of activities for you to have fun in.
- Posted by
5  
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
2  
Poor teacher parent communication & poor teaching skills!
- Posted by

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