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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Buena High School is a public school located in Sierra Vista, AZ. It has 2,182 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
5225 E Buena School Blvd.
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Telephone
(520) 515-2714
Website
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Buena High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1150
210 responses
Average ACT
26
61 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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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
    B
Median Household Income
$58,839
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$936
National
$949
Median Home Value
$180,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 111 responses
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  • Sports
    22%
  • Football Games/Marching Band
    14%
  • Dances
    12%
  • Spirit Weeks
    11%
  • Clubs
    10%
  • Art
    10%
  • Plays
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,182
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,346
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.1%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.69 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.69 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.69 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$7,207/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.72 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.72 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.72 responses
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I didn’t go here but I went to a school near here and I wish I went here. All my friends went here and had an awesome experience. Of course there’s your normal high school drama but overall the school itself really provides a lot for it’s students. I went to most of their sporting events, dances, etc. They were great and they really made my friends senior year special! All my friends went to universities like U of A, ASU, NSU, UCLA, etc.
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As being a student at Buena High School, it could be difficult. Either with some teachers or other students. Besides the problems the school has, I would say that there are some wonderful programs to be apart of. Whether it is Fine Arts or a Medical program, you can always find something that will interest you. Something I would like to see change is how there are some people that work there on the school board favor some programs. For instance, favoring the athletics (specifically football), while giving little support to the Fine Arts programs such as choir, theatre, and art. Overall Buena High School can mostly be a joy when you find what interests you.
Buena High School is poor in staff and academics, the school is low on staff and some of the teachers that are available don't teacher that much. More than 50% of the school is failing math and or English. It is very diverse in club activities. The school pushes S.T.E.M. but not unless you are in a S.T.E.M. related program. The school doesn't make an effort in college and career readiness. They have a program specifically for that but most of the teachers don't follow the program. The school has a lot of fights because of the students. The school doesn't involve the parents all that well.