711 32nd St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Vista Charter Academy serves 744 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Vista Charter Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan 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 32% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Vista Charter Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

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School Overview

Vista Charter Academy's student population of 744 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
744 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Vista Charter Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Vista Charter Academy is 0.54, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1985 out of 3120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
18:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
64%
8%
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Black
21%
18%
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White
6%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score
0.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Vista Charter Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 744 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.54 (Top 30%)

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