Mar Vista Academy

1267 Thermal Ave., San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 628-5100
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 905 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Sweetwater Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
51%
50%
38%
58%
57%
6%
25%
31%
41%
52%
52%
50%
70%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Sweetwater Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mar Vista Academy is a public middle school in Imperial Beach. The principal of Mar Vista Academy is Thomas Winters, who can be contacted at thomas.winters@sweetwaterschools.org. 905 students attend Mar Vista Academy and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 29% of the Mar Vista Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 83% of the 905 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mar Vista Academy is 19:1. Ocean View Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 82% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 10%
Multiracial 4% %
Filipino 3% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.8%
Asian 0.3% 2%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 47%
Limited English proficiency 29% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is a great school. I would strongly recommend it to any caring parent who wants their child to have a good education. My child use to go and he got a great education there. He had straight A's thanks to the amazing teachers there. GO MAR VISTA MIDDLE!!!!

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(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

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