School Details

Monte Vista Middle School

888 North Lantana Street, Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 482-8891
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 867 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

66%
76%
60%
48%
63%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Pleasant Valley average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
75%
86%
71%
79%
60%
42%
60%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Pleasant Valley average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
48%
50%
64%
75%
57%
11%
17%
31%
93%
95%
85%
63%
71%
52%
67%
81%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Pleasant Valley average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Monte Vista Middle School is a public middle school in Camarillo. The principal of Monte Vista Middle School is Joseph Herzog, whose e-mail is jherzog@pvsd.k12.ca.us. 867 children attend Monte Vista Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Filipino; and White, non-Hispanic. 12% of the Monte Vista Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 38% of the 867 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Monte Vista Middle School is 22:1. Cornerstone Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 4%
Filipino 6% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 45% 52%
Hispanic 36% 31%
Asian 12% 7%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.4%
Unspecified 0.5% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 7336%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 23%
Limited English proficiency 12% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Students at this school should be doing better. Are they getting the education they deserve? Similar schools seem to be doing a better job.

  • (1 year ago)

    hi i go to this school and i like it. some of the teachers are good some are great and some are uh not so great. i rated it 4 but its more like a 3 in a half.

  • (1 year ago)

    Monte Vista while not perfect is an extraordinary school. Almost all of the teachers want to help and guide you to a good future. The programs there are amazing and some like the ASB and the Art program really let the students shine through and show their full potential. I would recommend it to anyone looking for possible options in education.

  • (3 years ago)

    Monte Vista is a great middle school with a great staff. I remember my parents wanted to send me to a private school. Without some convincing from friends I would have probably gone to one but I'm really happy I didn't. Monte Vista has made me the person who I am today. Parents know that a child's teen years are the most important ones teens begin to think about what they want to do with their lives what kind of friends they want to have and who they really are. They have engaging electives to suit ones interests. Their Principal and especially Vice Principal are extraordinary. The connection between administration and teachers is impeccable. All their teachers are great role models that have an impact on the students' lives. Monte Vista has an exceptional "Renaissance" program that awards students with academic excellence. The ASB organizes fantastic activities dances and fundraisers. This school also offers extra help for 8th grade students struggling in Algebra. The campus is very beautiful and has a positive influence on students. This school's vision of students enjoying being together while preparing themselves for the future is what makes this school great.

  • (4 years ago)

    i love this school it is so wonderful all the teachers are wonderful wonderful pricipal and assistant principal

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a student here the teachers are so friendly the lockers aren't super clean and sanitary but a majority of them are. I love this school and am looking forward to the next school year!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a student here and I love it. The teachers are great and they do the best they can to help you achieve your goals. The Electives are great and so is the PE program.

  • (4 years ago)

    i feel that Monte Vista is a good school with some problems i went there for 6-7th grade and i liked it. some of the kids there arnt the nicest or the smartest but they try. i believe that Monte Vista gets judged a lot because of rumors.

  • (4 years ago)

    Monte Vista is a dynamic school responding to the needs of students in new and creative ways.

  • (5 years ago)

    Monte Vista used to be a great school but it seems as though it is losing direction and momentum. Maybe one day this once wonderful school will regain what has been lost.

  • (5 years ago)

    Monte Vista is a great middle school.from experience i know this.Most of the kids there a welcoming and great influences while like all other schools have kids who might be a bad influences.I went to Monte vista in 6th grade and i loved it. and would love to go back

  • (6 years ago)

    monte vista is a bad school the students that go there are not very acceptable if you dont now my son has friends that smoke and i dont want my child to be hanging around bad influences so i do not recomend monte vista and i believe that mrs.pfeffier is too hard on students that are trying so thank you

  • (6 years ago)

    Monte Vista is a wonderful school with teacher that care about the success of their student and counselors that help tremendously during events and that help when a student is in need. I highly recommend sending your child here. The kids here are HIGHLY motivated and focused. Last year we got about 20 new excerise bikes and alot of other equipment for physical education use. You can also use it after school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I Feel Monte Vista is not a great school. Most of the teachers do not want to go out of their way to help students who really need it. Unless your child is a 4.0 student they want nothing to do with you. They need to get some new teachers in there that have a new way of teaching that gets kids motivated and stay focused.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love all the opportunities that MV brings up. I have many new friends and I love the sports and clubs that are here.There are so many different kinds of people here everywhere I look I see someone I haven't met. All my teachers are so much fun and I have really boosted my grades.

  • (7 years ago)

    Wonderful principal some good teachers and some that need to retire; it's never appropriate for teachers to speak disrespectfully to students and that is a common occurrence at Monte Vista. They need to slow down and realize they should be setting a better example.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great teachers staff and website.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think the school is really great! Most of the teachers are really funny! The dances are really fun there the best. They have really cool extra activities like ASB Jr. optomist club the dance team basketball team and much more! Its such a great school I would rate it a perfect ten!

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