Sierra Vista Middle School

  • Sierra Vista Middle School serves 836 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 74% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 79% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Sierra Vista Middle School's student population of 836 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 31% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students836 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sierra Vista Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sierra Vista Middle School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#371 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sierra 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sierra Vista Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio29:123:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Sierra Vista Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Sierra Vista Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
55%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Sierra Vista Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
9%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sierra Vista Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Sierra Vista Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
29%
24%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Sierra Vista Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sierra Vista Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.610.41
This chart display the diversity score of Sierra Vista Middle School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sierra Vista Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sierra Vista Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIrvine Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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5  
This school is decent. Most of the teachers here know what they are doing. However, substitutes are, by far, one of the worst experiences here. Getting involved in a specific program is a great way to make friends and have fun, though. Academics can be stressful, especially with the new common core standards. Don't expect to sleep early towards the end of the year! As great as the teachers are, they like to cram tests, finals, and projects before school ends. Well, this is a great place to have lasting friendships and practice skills for high school, even though it needs some improvement.
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