School Details

Buena Vista High School

3717 Michelson Street, Lakewood, CA 90712
(562) 602-8090

(out of 10)

Public Grades 10-12 237 students 18 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Paramount Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Buena Vista High School is a public high school in Lakewood. The principal of Buena Vista High School is Jean Law and can be contacted at 237 students go to Buena Vista High School and identify as Hispanic; Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 50% of the Buena Vista High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 79% of the 237 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Buena Vista High School is 18:1. Paramount Alternative Education Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 81% 84%
Pacific Islander 2% 0.9%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 10%
Filipino 0.7% 0.8%
Unspecified 0.7% 0.3%
Asian 0.5% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 15966%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 89%
Limited English proficiency 50% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    I give this school a 10 my child went from failing to making A's and B' he likes school now its a second chance thanks

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Overall score

(based on 3 ratings & reviews)

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