1 Panther Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Vista High School serves 2,315 students in grades 9-12.
Vista High School 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is lower than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,315 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Vista High School's student population of 2,315 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 113 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,315 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
113 teachers
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School Rankings

Vista High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Vista High School is 0.36, 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
#2401 out of 3649 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
2%
12%
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Hispanic
79%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
14%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.36
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Graduation Rate
91%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

18% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 47% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).

What is the graduation rate of Vista High School?

The graduation rate of Vista High School is 91%, which is higher than the California state average of 85%.

How many students attend Vista High School?

2,315 students attend Vista High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

79% of Vista High School students are Hispanic, 14% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Vista High School?

Vista High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Vista High School offer ?

Vista High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

What school district is Vista High School part of?

Vista High School is part of Vista Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,315 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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