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About This School

Vista Elementary School is a public elementary school in Simi Valley. The principal of Vista Elementary School is Denise Ferguson and can be contacted at dferguson@simi.k12.ca.us. 665 children attend Vista Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Filipino; and Multiracial. 9% of the Vista Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 9% of the 665 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Vista Elementary School is 23:1. Justin Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 50% 62%
Filipino 4% 2%
Multiracial 4% %
Unspecified 3% 3%
Asian 27% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Hispanic 17% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 19431%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 25%
Limited English proficiency 9% 10%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I have 3 kids. It's been progressing rapidly. Great School Vista is deserved for 10 API.

  • (11 months ago)

    I love Vista! I have been here since 1st grade and I love it! All teachers work with you to help you. The principal is nice. I am in fifth grade and love it. It is a lottery school and is hard to get into if you are not in kindergarten but I highly recommend Vista fundamental!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school requires a lot of parent involvement and I think that is why we are successful. The teachers are great! We love it there....the motto is "teacher parent and student involvement"...it does WORK!

  • (1 year ago)

    Parent participation makes this school such a success! Of our 3 children one is a Visa graduate and two are still attending. For the most part we have had a lovely experience. Our only criticisms would be their lack of updated classrooms and technology which is being worked on with much passion. We also had an awful experience with one teacher and our struggling student. Our requests for assistance were met with a swift invitation to leave the school. We did not leave but instead had to become very strong advocates for our child who is doing well. There are many more positives than negatives about this school. Hopefully some improvement in the areas most reviewers seem to agree upon. Simi Valley needs more schools like Vista.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school will not help your child if they are struggling. There are no support from teachers or principal. They only honor the successful students. They ignore the ones that struggle and will even uninvite you to change schools. I have friends that are teachers in Simi and they all stated that the teachers at Vista refuse to work harder and help those in need!

  • (2 years ago)

    My granddaughter has been a student at Vista since kindeergarten. I have been a volunteer since she started school. All of the teachers have been fantastic and really care about the students. What i'm dismayed about is how dirty the classrooms are. I helped one of the teachers this year get ready for the 2012-2013 year and had to wipe down all of the desks inside and out and believe me they were filthy then I cleaned the vent because it has never been done and I doubt if any of the filters have ever been changed. I worry about our childrens health. Their were cob webs all over the classroom why weren't these classrooms thoroughly cleaned over the summer vacation. Also have you noticed that Vistas grounds are always dirty? How can we all get these issues solved? For this problem I give the school a 0. Thank you.

  • (2 years ago)

    Vista Elementry is an awesome place to learn!!!! I' m in fifth grade and I love it! Thank you Vista for 6 awesome years! Fifth Grader In Mrs.Toombs Class

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is in 5th grade and has attended Vista since Kindergarten. He's done exceptionally well and is transitioning into a well-adjusted young man.

  • (4 years ago)

    We had the highest API score in Ventura County and just received the Distinguished School award. Go Vista!

  • (4 years ago)

    Uniqueness in Vista's teaching principles is to instill dicipline (both academic and behavioural) and organizational skills in kids from the beginning. Having gone through fundamental institution myself I truely believe that it is very important that kids learn these aspects in early stages. We love Vista.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers always go out of their way to help the children.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think Vista is an awesome school my kids are coming out of here as GATE students

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers are caring parents are involved and students are accountable. Go Team Vista!

  • (5 years ago)

    i love vista my kids learned so much from vista

  • (5 years ago)

    Vista is a great place to work. The enthusiasm students have for learning is terrific. The support from parents is so apreciated and the TEAM spirit of everyone working together makes our school a high performing school. Vista students value education!

  • (5 years ago)

    Vista is a great school. The teachers staff and the parent volunteers are wonderful. Team Vista rocks!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    At Vista everyone is so friendly and warm. The teachers are enthusiastic and excited about what they are teaching our children. Then in turn the children are too! At Vista there are many parent volunteers which just add to the time the teachers can spend educating our children. Our family loves Vista!

  • (5 years ago)

    It makes the parents committ to the process of education while hiring the best teachers also committed to the process. I love this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    Vista is an excellant school. The teachers have all been great. It is definately the best school in Simi Valley.

  • (5 years ago)

    vist is the best school my kids learned so much from vista they have the best teachers ever. i love vista soooooooooo much

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