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About This School

Buena Vista Middle School is a public middle school in Salinas. The principal of Buena Vista Middle School is Eric Tarallo. 356 students go to Buena Vista Middle School and identify as Multiracial; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Buena Vista Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 15% of the 356 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Buena Vista Middle School is 23:1. Montessori Learning Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
Asian 6% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 53% 62%
Hispanic 34% 27%
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 0.9% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 976%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 14%
Limited English proficiency 5% 5%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a student who moved from a privet school to BVMS. Buena Vista Middle School is a great school especially in our public school system. It has a small student body and each student is given indevidual attention. If you are switching from a privet school into the public school system this is a great school to go to as it will be different but much better than other public schools. The campus is beautiful. Buena Vista has a closed campus policy as well. The school sports teams excell and have won many championships. The P.E. teachers push you to do your best but only work as hard as you can as in don't over work yourself. In no time running 2 miles will be nothing and pressure free. You never feel bad if you can't run or do something as well as others and you only are compared to your personal best. The sports equiptment is also very good. Students get to pick an activity such as study hall band chorus forein language drama arts and crafts or mouse squad. Homework and math help are offered after school as well as guitar and other classes. The school is in a beautiful and safe nieborhood.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is absolutely amazing. The teachers are excellent and always take the time to answer your questions and make sure that you understand everything. The principal is everything you could ask for. You have a question or concern? He will take the time right then and there out of his already busy schedule and listen to you completely and give you the answer you needed. The students are also very welcoming and help new students adjust easily. The school offers all of the typical sports girls' volleyball girls' and boys' soccer and cross country (fall) girls' and boys' basketball (winter) and track and field golf and tennis (spring). Their girls' soccer team has currently been undefeated for the past 2 years. Buena Vista also has a well-working student government known as Associated Student Body (ASB) that gives the students a voice. Most importantly though I'm happy to say that the curriculum is absolutely fantastic. The classes are all at a higher level of difficulty and give your child the most they can get out of a public school. I was very impressed after 7 years at a local private school. My experience as a student was phenomenal. I couldn't have asked for more.

  • (5 years ago)

    this is my childs favorite school in the world she lovvvvvvves the principal and how nice the students are

  • (5 years ago)

    Thsi is the best school ever! The teachers are the best school in the world. They are soooo nice and they help you a lot! I wish i could stay at that school forever!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is so totally awesome and fun!!!!!!!!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm really impressed how Buena Vista's academic level has exceeded my expectations for a public school. My daughter has had a positive impact with her education there. I'm grateful how they have helped her keep up her work load and keeping her spirit up. I highly recommend this wonderful school for everyone. I hope that Buena Vista will be so kind to allow my third child to attend. Sincerely Mrs. Sylvia Scattini Rueda

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