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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Rancho Buena Vista High School is a highly rated, public school located in Vista, CA. It has 2,246 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
Address
1601 Longhorn Dr.
Vista, CA 92081
Telephone
(760) 727-7284
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Rancho Buena Vista High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1150
306 responses
Average ACT
26
119 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$59,833
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,442
National
$949
Median Home Value
$423,500
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.70 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.70 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 236 responses
Report
  • Football games
    18%
  • Pep rallies and homecoming
    17%
  • Plays( Drama Department)
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Ranch Revue
    10%
  • Grad Night
    9%
  • Graduation ceremony
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,246
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.78 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.78 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.78 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,370
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.6%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.103 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.103 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.103 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,729/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.106 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.106 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.106 responses
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Rancho Buena Vista High School Reviews

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Rancho's facilities are poor, like mobile trailer things as some classrooms, although we did just get our bathrooms redone. The sports are also okay, but not superb. Where we lack in those areas, however, we make up for in academics and arts! Our school is a full IB school, and our performing arts especially are amazing- Band/Drumline/Colorguard and Drama both win at competitions. The school is wonderful if you are involved in those areas. Our school isn't super safe- I've seen knives and drugs are common, but they don't really interfere with school life and are just a factor of going here. Our school is majority latinx, which is nice because our wonderful academics and arts can refute any bad reputation given to the latinx community.
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RBV is a great school overall, offering a plethora of extracurricular opportunities for anyone, and they have a wide range of clubs that one can choose, from religious clubs all the way to a club on tennis. I appreciate the schools encouragement to take on rigourous courses by offering to cancel out one's Physical Education if they do full IB or going Marching Band (including some other sporting activities). However, I would like to complain that the funding isn't the best here. Now this isn't necessarily he school's fault; it is more from the VUSD which controls most funding. Some of our school's faucets don't continue running for awhile after applying pressure to the top, and activities such as Marching Band and Drama usually have to heavily rely on student contributions and fundraisers.
Rancho Buena Vista High School is in my opinion a very great school. The teachers at this school are often wonderful, especially the AP and IB teachers who have helped me personally out a ton. The school overall has a great atmosphere, however, it’s not perfect. Almost all schools have students who are not very interested in learning so of course you will have that typical “rebel” group, but in general it’s a great learning environment. The administration is often very helpful, and we have many sources available for finding possible scholarships, careers, and colleges.