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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Mission Vista High School is a top rated, public, magnet, alternative school located in Oceanside, CA. It has 1,693 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Mission Vista High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1200
402 responses
Average ACT
27
109 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$68,652
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,674
National
$949
Median Home Value
$460,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.69 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.69 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 231 responses
Report
  • Rock the Hill
    21%
  • Club Carnival
    21%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Plays
    10%
  • Pep Rally
    8%
  • Concerts
    8%
  • Dance Shows
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,693
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.71 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.71 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.71 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,683
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.8%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.85 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.85 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.85 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
$11,554/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.89 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.89 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.89 responses
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The programs here are amazing! If you are passionate about the arts, this is the school for you. However, sports are lacking at this school so it depends on what is important to you. People here are very accepting and welcoming, but sometimes it's hard to connect with others unless you have more of an outgoing personality, so it may some time. Overall, if visual or performing arts are a focus for you, this is a great school for that.
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I love my school! The environment is very welcoming and there is no judgment whatsoever on campus. There are no drugs or drama which makes it PARADISE for me. I also like the schedule we have. Every semester, or what we call a "term", we receive a new schedule with new classes, much like a college school year. I love it because I can get so much done in only 180 days and really feel accomplished. Because of this schedule, I am graduating a year early! I can't wait to go to college!
Mission Vista is truly the best. With only being 10 years old, so much has been accomplished. All the programs (including sports) are growing immensely! It’s a unique high school experience and a great pathway to college. Would highly recommend to any motivated, passionate, creative students:))