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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Vista Academy is a public, alternative school located in Denver, CO. It has 287 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 5% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
5%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
890
19 responses
Average ACT
18
14 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$63,793
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,217
National
$949
Median Home Value
$357,300
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 3 responses
Report
  • We get the opportunity to participate in debate!!
    67%
  • Homecoming
    33%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
287
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,515
Teachers in First/Second Year
34.9%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 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
$15,273/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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Vista Academy Reviews

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Teachers are caring and go the extra mile. Staff are friendly, almost like family. I want Christian to make those chicken sandwiches!
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I like that Vista Academy, despite it's challenges, also challenges me. I have been attending Vista since my freshman year of high school. From that point, I can say that every teacher, whether I had them or not, has been very supportive of me and the decisions I make. They all are as invested as I am in my future. I wish that we could bring more resources to this school because that way we can be more connected to other students and have a greater impact.
I think Vista Academy is a very good school. The teachers are willing to help you succeed. Counselors are active in preparing us for college and making sure we're falling all of the steps to graduate high school. Staff take a genuine interest in you and want to see you do well, and are willing to take the time to help you do it.