School Details

New Vista Middle School

753 East Avenue K-2, Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 726-4271
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 973 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

33%
44%
60%
21%
31%
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
  • Lancaster Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
67%
86%
38%
43%
60%
30%
33%
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
  • Lancaster Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

9%
23%
50%
38%
46%
57%
0%
2%
31%
84%
79%
85%
37%
38%
52%
36%
53%
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
  • Lancaster Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

New Vista Middle School is a public middle school in Lancaster. The principal of New Vista Middle School is Kathy Lee and can be contacted at leek@lancsd.org. 973 students attend New Vista Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 12% of the New Vista Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 84% of the 973 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at New Vista Middle School is 22:1. Antelope Valley Community Day School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 18%
Hispanic 50% 47%
Black, non-Hispanic 38% 30%
Filipino 1% 2%
Multiracial 1% %
Unspecified 0.9% 0.8%
Asian 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 13599%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 68%
Limited English proficiency 12% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I would like more information on New Vista Middle School.I just moved into the area and trying to understand their guidelines.Can any parent advise me how is the education here in Vista Middle School. My son has special needs and I want to make sure he is getting the help that he needs.

  • (6 years ago)

    After teaching for more than 20 years I can tell you that dress code makes a difference. Students focus on learning and are less distracted. The teachers and staff work hard to make a difference on paper and in student's education. If dress code is upsetting there a many other non-dress code schools nearby.

  • (6 years ago)

    There is way too much emphasis on the 'mandatory' dress code which every parent should be told that they have the legal right to opt out of. School is about teaching kids not about automating them. They need to learn how to make proper decisions including appropriate dress and what books they want to read. New Vista is too concerned about test scores (which are pathetically low) and how to make them look better on paper. The root problem is not whether someone's pants are faded but rather why 7th graders can't read at even a 5th grade level.

  • (7 years ago)

    I work at NVMS as a first year teacher coming from 1st grade teaching middle school was an eye opener and challenging this year. I thought it would be horrible after hearing bad things. However most of the kids there are good kids just trying to figure themselves out. They are in middle school hormones change daily as do behavior and the desire to do work. Most days are really good. The staff works together for the best interest of all students. The administrators also look at for all children that is our job. We as teachers as a staff are there for the kids. It is a good school no matter what anyone says.

  • (8 years ago)

    We just moved in two years ago and coming from a private school I really like the way they teach my kids here. Being of different nationality I was scared that they might be out of place. But kids here are very nice. My children are safe here at NVMS. Angelica Saromo

  • (9 years ago)

    I find that New Vista Middle School is a great place for a child go. The principal and the teachers all work together in order for the students to meet every requirement necessary. The school is very clean and pleasent. Both of my sons have gone to this school and another is on his way.

  • (9 years ago)

    The academic programs are good. Their dance team is number 1 in the district.

  • (10 years ago)

    The entire educational climate of this school has deteriorated over the last several years. Mediocrity is now the accepted standard. Passing tests to look good is the accepted norm and the children are suffering from this. The pressure to confirm to dress codes instead of learning has become a detriment to our children's education. They are to fit within a reading level and not receive credit for reading books 'outside the program'. The lack of adult supervision outside the classrooms has permitted an unsafe environment for the school's population.

  • (10 years ago)

    So far this is the greatest middle school I've been to. It has great teachers and staff that are willing to work with you. I think anyone who enrolls in NVMS is lucky because this is a very educated school. Thank you NVMS!

  • (10 years ago)

    New Vista Middle School is an excellent school. They provide many extracurricular activities such as military & modern dance Basketball (boys and girls) drama along with a number of other clubs and activities. The school is kept clean and the environment is very productive for learning. Most of the teachers and administration take a personal interest their students. They work hard to help every student be successful and this often times using their own time and money. New Vista Middle School is truly and excellent school.

  • (11 years ago)

    I definitively recommend that future student that graduated from Elementary school who live or plan on moving to the Aantelope Valley to enroll at New Vista Middle School. It's definitively a great school and keep you interested in education. I attended this school on it's grand opening and til this day I miss it.....a lot (And I'm a college student now). Each school staff member will all pay a huge interests in your child or children lives for their future plans because they want to know were your headed in life and what your dreams our. So take it from me my eduacation process at New Vista Middle School was definitively about great education that parents hope for their children or child.

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