B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    NG
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    NG
  10. Resources & Facilities
    NG
Address
215 E. Ortega St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Telephone
(805) 965-1916

Alta Vista Alternative High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
47%
Average SAT
1170
6 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
148
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
46:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
NG
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
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In Middle College, you are given a Time Magazine each week. In the magazine you relate current issues with history, english, government, politics, and economics. You don't realize you are learning all of these subjects at once, until you break it down. You work on all of the assignments on your own time and review it with your teacher in your middle college meeting. You are also given the opportunity to take classes on the Santa Barbara City College Campus. This is the best attribute of the school because you are getting your high school requirements done, while you are getting college credits out of the way. By the time you graduate high-schoool, essentially you could transfer to a 4-year college instead of applying as a freshman.
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At Middle College, you meet one on one with your teacher. They are always devoted to you and understanding. They are willing to do what it takes to push you and give you an excellent education. This is an alternative way of learning, and you don't realize how much you've learned until you reflect on your semester. Even though you only meet your teacher once a week, they are always willing to meet with you (even if they have another student at that time) or you can reach them via email or phone. They always make sure you have a clear understanding of the information and push you to get deeper into the situations.
Santa Barbara City College was recently recognized as the top community college in the nation. It deserves that designation. With an extremely diverse offering of courses, subjects and programs, abundant tutoring services and knowledgeable teachers it is a rewarding experience for those willing to put in the work.