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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Alta Vista High School is a public, charter school located in Tucson, AZ. It has 461 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 12% in reading.
About Alta Vista High School...
Address
5040 S. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85706
Telephone
(602) 953-2933
Website

Alta Vista High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
970
5 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$37,973
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$772
National
$949
Median Home Value
$132,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Pep Assemblies
    63%
  • Blood Drives
    38%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
461
Free or Reduced Lunch
99%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.4%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,201/ year
National
$12,239
56%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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During my experiences at Alta Vista High School, it had left me memories I will never forget. Be it academically or not It has truly made me feel like I belong here.The teachers here are nice and easy to cooperate with and the staff made me feel like I was at home. They do whatever it takes to prepare you for your future life and even take it step by step to destroy the burdens and walls that may block you from building your future life.They take time and listen to every student be it personal or not. But, the school also needs improvements on being less strict with its students with problems that can easily be resolved. This school has at least a few problems with fixing its problems.I truly did enjoy this school with the academic values they offer.
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Though the school has a limited amount of extracurricular activities, the ones that I have personally participated in were great! The school offers dance/cheer, National Honors Society, Creative Writing, and Student Council as extra curricular activities. I believe the most participation by students goes to Student Council. They are in charge of Pep Assemblies, Spirit Week, and decorating the school as well as garnering funds for activities like prom. National Honors Society is more exclusive, and pay more attention tov the happenings in the community. We have met up for park clean-ups, where we clean a local park we have "adopted" and volunteer, raise money for charities and toy drives, and various activities that give back in some way.
Over all Alta Vista is a great school. It is great for it to be a small school and the teachers are great. They truly make you feel like a family and give you one-on-one help if needed. They care about your safety and the education over everything else and they just want you to be successful. The food is not the best, but I believe that no student has ever said that school food is the best food their is, so in my personal opinion it is decent for it being free school food.