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About This School

Vista Del Lago High School is a public high school in Moreno Valley. The principal of Vista Del Lago High School is Gil Oceguera and can be contacted at 2,583 students attend Vista Del Lago High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 17% of the Vista Del Lago High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 76% of the 2,583 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Vista Del Lago High School is 22:1. Moreno Valley Community Learning Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • French
    • Japanese
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 12%
Hispanic 65% 61%
Asian 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 19%
Filipino 2% 2%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.7%
Unspecified 0.8% 2%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 35619%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 74%
Limited English proficiency 17% 28%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    Vista del Lago High School has improved tremendously in the last three to four years under the leadership of Principal Dr. Bazanos. She is kind and compassionate and it is easy to see that she has the interests of the students uppermost in her mind. Student behavior has improved because she "expects" them to "maintain" their "dignity" at all times. Teacher performance has improved because she has provided extensive professional development opportunities. Students are being trained in 21st Century Skills because administration and faculty recognize the need to prepare students for the global economy and the information age. I am proud to have my child enrolled and graduated from Vista del Lago High School. I just wish more parents would become involved like I did!

  • (8 months ago)

    Vista Del Lago High School is one of the worst schools i have ever encountered the administration could care less about your childs education!! When you try to inquire nobody can give you any information on when progress reports or report cards will be distributed. All the can do is refer you to the district. When a Principal of a school can not give this type of information i believe it is dereliction of duty. and they should be reprimanded. Also Mr Krueger has one of the worst demeanors i have ever encountered in a educator. This really explains why Vista del Lago Has the worst test scores in the district. Parents if you have a choice don't send your child to this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is administered very poorly worst school ever. The sad thing is I have gone to the PRINCIPAL for assistance and this Principal who states that BULLYING is not tolerated did not take proper action. Instead it took someone else lower took an initiative to LISTEN and assist. I as well will NEVER put my next child in this poorly administered SCHOOL!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a freshman at Vista Del Lago High School and all that I have to say is that this school is amazing. This school has gotten better and better by the years and thats an opinion of several juniors and seniors going there and my own opinion is that this is one of the best schools i've ever been to. I recommend this school to everyone.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a senior at VDLHS. and i think this is school can be better. but over the years i think this school has been improving in behavior. few fights here and there. since we got a new principal this year i cant really tell if shes doing good or not. teachers are pretty decent. counselors are great whatever you need they will talk to you. overall I Love This School. Its going be very depressing leaving it

  • (3 years ago)

    Thank God my oldest kid's counselor was able to share with me about the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. My son was failing every subject except PE. I moved him out in 11th Grade and now is a transformation. He has an above C average and earning college credits at the same time. My youngest is in 10th Grade and is failing also even though he was a good student in Landmark. I will try to get him out of Vista Del Lago ASAP.

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal and admistrators aren't very helpful or live up to the expectations of their jobs. Thankfully we'll be getting a new prinicipal this upcoming school year. Hopefully he'll be more supportive of student activities. The teachers are good for the most part I've only had one that truly doesn't deserve the title of teacher. Most try their best to help their students and i'm grateful for those. It's not a bad school and i'm pretty happy where I am and proud to be in Vista's class of 2012

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a daughter that s in her second year at Vista. As some others have posted it s also both the parents & children s responsibility to help make it a good school. The teachers and administrators can only do so much. My daughter was involved in all sorts of after school programs and had a great time as well as us since we made it a point to take the time to be involved. Just because a school doesn t have a lot of extracurricular activities does not make it a bad school. The main priority of the school is education not dances or other such events. The school is still new and needs the chance to grow and get better. I think it has a lot of potential.

  • (5 years ago)

    yea i went to VDLHS from when it opened and was part of the first 4 year graduating class... yea that school is not the best. It doesnt involve students positively in any way. the handled a lot of the riots during those years badly and the people in the front office arent the nicest or most helpful.

  • (6 years ago)

    I hate to see such harsh reviews of this school. The teachers are so nice and the principal really went out of his way to help me. My son is for lack of a better word a little of a trouble maker. He actually is very intelligent and sometimes this leads to him questioning authority. However everyone seems to see this and cares about him. This is not how it was in middle school so I owe this to an aware and educated staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is not up to my standards and I am highly disappointed in it. What a shame. Don't even get me started on the principle.

  • (6 years ago)

    My third child is attending vdlhs now and to me this school just doesn't have pride at all. These students should be proud to wear their letterman jackets and jerseys everywhere but in reality their ashamed. This school needs to support more events-dances that they aren't so strict about and maybe a festival with lazer tag or even a day with cultural foods provided where all of the students would join. They (the administrators) need to have more involvement in their school and with their students.

  • (6 years ago)

    I too have 2 children attending VDHS. (senior & sophmore) My senior is in the top 10 of VDHS whom is not interested in VDHS because of the way things are handled for the lack of parent involvement sports ect. You can not blame the teachers. They are there to teach however if your child is not willing to learn then you can not blame the teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    oh my god i visited this school and it is the most ecxelent school in the city and i can say in the hole region. Teachers are great and give the best of their selfs. wow

  • (6 years ago)

    I believe the school as come along well so far. There are not as many extracurricular activities as other schools in the district but more are added every year and the sports teams continue to improve. The academics are not as strong as other schools but as the teachers continue to teach the scores will get higher and the academics thougher. I believe the school is doing well for only being in its sixth year and can say I'm proud to be an alumna.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of a sophomore at VDLHS. I am not impressed with the principal office staff or teacher. The curriculum is not up to par in my opinion and the violence on campus is out of control. Last year I received to many phone calls of incidents that occurred on campus and was told not to worry. When I phoned to get more information my phone call was never returned. I do not plan on sending my other two children to this school unless their test scores improve as well as the availability of extracurricular activities increases.

  • (6 years ago)

    It continues to grow in traditions and leadership. I can honestly see this school shining above the rest in the district in the next two or three years. However much support needed from the district in developing extra curricular activities like a strong marching band program and athletics to draw interest in coming to Vista del Lago

  • (6 years ago)

    I was one of their top students with A.P classes extracurriculars and I behaved. The office staff however was rude and disrespectful. The majority of the teachers knew what they were doing and had more approachable personailies than that off the staff but ultimately the school is not the best place to earn an education. They treat you like children and then tell you to act like an adult. They give you three english classes or a 1st period and a 4th period with nothing in between and tell you to deal with it. The only way to get anything done is by involving parents because they just don'y listen to the students.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think that its not the teachers who dont care its the students that dont. If the students show that they care about their learning then the teachers will get involve more in the classrooms. As a future sophmore i dont think its fair to call vista a terrible school. The school just open a couple of years ago give it time to get things together. I mean we just started building our stadium and who knows what Vista Del Lago will be in 10 years.

  • (7 years ago)

    Didn't like this school at all at first but wow what a difference a year makes it's getting so much better in every aspect! Hopefully next year it will still continue to improve.

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