Vista Alternative School

  • Vista Alternative School serves 132 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Vista Alternative School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Vista Alternative School's student population of 132 students has declined by 36% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students132 students
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Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Vista Alternative School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,897 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Vista Alternative School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1838 out of 1897 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:119:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
83%
45%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
13%
38%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.300.65
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Graduation Rate65-69%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameYuma Union High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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