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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Buena High School is an above average, public school located in Ventura, CA. It has 1,849 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.

Buena High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1170
191 responses
Average ACT
25
61 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$76,076
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,579
National
$949
Median Home Value
$537,200
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 115 responses
Report
  • Rivalry football games
    26%
  • Spirit week
    14%
  • Club day
    10%
  • Rivalry basketball games
    10%
  • Renaissance Rallies
    9%
  • Spirit Rallys
    9%
  • Food Faire
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,849
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,690
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.52 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.52 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.52 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,460/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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I had amazing teachers and staff were very helpful. Although I never went to any of the dances, including prom, I still had a fun time. Some teachers were super fun to learn with. I grew so much over the years. Being an office assistant helped with my shyness and anxiety! I did wish they didn't spend so much money just to clean up the dried gum on the concrete. They could of used that money to help the students.
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The teachers and counselors offer a lot of support to the students. The activities put on by ASB have been a lot better lately and there has been more school spirit. Unfortunately Buena's downfalls are the administration and campus. The administration offers some support, but nowhere near as much as the teachers and counselors do. I hardly hear any information from them unless it's an emergency, and they aren't as involved in school events like the rest of the staff. The campus is old and needs renovations, but the only renovations I've noticed are new signs. The bathrooms are kind of gross and the classrooms are pretty old as well.
Buena High School is overall a good school. It serves its purpose of educating children at a fundamental level. While this is good, it has its issues. It is run by a school district that is stricken with issues. The administration is weak. Behavior issues are not resolved well. They do not support the teachers that need it. The teachers are dedicated to there class, but most aren't willing to help out beyond that. Education can be superb if the student is an active participant and uses what is offered by the teachers.