School Details

Mar Vista Senior High School

505 Elm Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
(619) 628-5700
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1582 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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.
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  • Sweetwater Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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.
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  • Sweetwater Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Sweetwater Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mar Vista Senior High School is a public high school in Imperial Beach. The principal of Mar Vista Senior High School is Wesley Braddock and can be contacted at wesley.braddock@sweetwaterschools.org. 1,582 children attend Mar Vista Senior High School and identify primarily as Hispanic, Multiracial, and Filipino. 19% of the Mar Vista Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 73% of the 1,582 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Mar Vista Senior High School is 20:1. Southwest Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 74% 73%
Multiracial 6% %
Filipino 4% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 10%
Unspecified 0.5% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 38400%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.8%
Asian 0.4% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 47%
Limited English proficiency 19% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Wonderful school has improved greatly over the past few years - tons of new programs and pathways (Engineering Health Sciences Poseidon Maritime Academy) After School Programs have quadrupled in size and attendance Athletics have new coaches that care about developing the whole student. The teachers really put their all into reaching the students and many are still on campus prepping working with clubs and coaching until 8 or 9 at night. Very active school and the kids are all NICE which is refreshing!

  • (1 year ago)

    First of all I thought this school was great. They have an after school detection program that for what ever reason the students are kept so that the school gets more money.I My daughter was kept after school one day and I called to know why no one could give me an answer I was transferred 4 time and no one could tell me why she had to stay after school. I work evenings and with the day light saving time at 5pm it is dark and they get out at 4 45 so my 14 year daughter has to walk home alone 18 blocks.

  • (1 year ago)

    Terrible school. Students date some of the teachers right after graduation. The teachers hate their job. I attended and would never send my kids to this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great teachers horrible admin. College culture needs to be fostered. Teacher leaders need to be recognized and used to press a positive forward plan

  • (4 years ago)

    Sent My nephew to this school when he was living in my house. I had specifically requested that his classes not be changes as he needed some stability in his life. 2 weeks into the year all his classes get changed. I called his counselor and asked why I was not notified. We don't have time to tell the parents about what goes on at the school. I reminded her of our conversation and that she had noted it down in his record. Oh yea was all she could say. Later when I was not getting any feedback on his attendance or progress in class I went to the school to ask about both. Within minutes of asking I was told he had missed about every third day for the semester and he now had several Saturday school days to make it up the missing time. My only question was why wasn't I told before he had missed several weeks of class and only after I went to the school and asked about it. This school may have many good programs going for it but the Administration and front office leaves a lot to be desired! Trust be verify daily!

  • (5 years ago)

    The kids have the best hearts

  • (6 years ago)

    a really good school with one of the most cool programs that is the poseidon academy .Also there the only one eith 2 pools and ROTC also really good ballet folklorico program!! really good A.P. courses!

  • (8 years ago)

    Before I begin I would like to say that there are good kids & great teachers at this school. Unfortunately there are too many bad apples at this school & they make it very difficult for the kids who want to learn. I feel for the true students who have to go to school in such a disorganized environment.

  • (9 years ago)

    A lot of the students are good but I suggest watching the crowd your kid hangs out with.

  • (9 years ago)

    I tutor for this school and I really like it.

  • (9 years ago)

    The only school in the district with 2 pools and Surfimg PE class. New science labs. Students come from all over the district to take advantage of Mar Vista's ROTC program. Great Maritime Technology program to train students for Merchant Marine careers and Posiedon Academy for kids interested in oceanography & marine science

  • (10 years ago)

    Mar Vista High is a wonderful place to attend school. A solid tolerance a powerful presence of minorities and a successful AP program has made of Mar Vista one of the most successful High Schools in the SUHSD district in the last year. The crowning of the class of 2006 as the best of the whole district was just the initial phase to a long process that this school has and will perform in the short term future. Hail Mar Vista hail Mar Vista a school not scared of change and where the students are a top priority.

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