School Details

Olive Vista Middle School

14600 Tyler Street, Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 833-3900
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 1581 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

43%
49%
60%
41%
46%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
47%
60%
47%
39%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
41%
50%
42%
44%
57%
4%
19%
31%
36%
43%
52%
74%
57%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Olive Vista Middle School is a public middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of Olive Vista Middle School is Maria Ochoa. 1,581 students go to Olive Vista Middle School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 32% of the Olive Vista Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 51% of the 1,581 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Olive Vista Middle School is 17:1. Nueva Esperanza Charter Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 95% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 9%
Asian 0.6% 4%
Filipino 0.4% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 646343%
Multiracial 0.07% %
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 75%
Limited English proficiency 32% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Olive Vista is a good school. Most of the teachers there have great personalities which motivate the child to attend class everyday not to mention they are great instructors. My old English and History teachers pushed me to strive and helped me to see my full potential. Unfortunately I transferred to Nobel and it wasn't the same. OV helped me achieve to my full potential and I will never forget who and where I learned it from. Now I am currently attending Kennedy High School and it's ROTC.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a great school. i wish i could go back to o.v. but i will always be a panda )

  • (9 years ago)

    To much control involved. To many chiefs and no indians. Everyone blames everyone else and doesn't take the blame for his/her actions.

  • (9 years ago)

    Im not a parent but i went to olive vista middle school in the sylmar area. I belive o.v. is a good school and isn't as bad as people make it out to be although they could pay a little more atention to thier mentally challenged children its over all a pretty good school I graduated in the year 2004 and my principal was ms.Whitiker she pays verry good attention to the attendies of the school and often walks around campus with other deans and councelors to maintain the saftey of others.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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