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B+
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-
Vista High School is an above average, public school located in Vista, CA. It has 2,572 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
1 Panther Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
Telephone
(760) 726-5611
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Vista High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1130
196 responses
Average ACT
25
59 responses
AP Enrollment
32%

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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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.61 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.61 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 190 responses
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  • Rallies
    16%
  • Basketball and football games
    14%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Breaking Down the Walls
    10%
  • Every 15 Minutes
    9%
  • Rival week
    9%
  • School dances
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,572
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.66 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.66 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.66 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,370
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.2%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.77 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.77 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.77 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,729/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.86 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.86 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.86 responses
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Vista high school is a good school. Teachers will help you out if only you are willing to do the remain work of a class you didn't turn in. Teachers I have now, says that they will be able to take late work and grade it, which is better than a zero. The education at VHS for me is like average, because on freshman year, I was at another school which was challenging for me, and I like challenges! Then halfway of the school year, I attended VHS, and the school is actually great! The people I met in this school are really nice! One club, I had to perform in a prep rally, and the outcome was really fantastic, and had a wonderful experience. Which the club will be performing again for a different event, perhaps outside of school and I, of course, will perform, with the wonderful people I met in the club, again! That's all my overall experience with VHS!
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Vista High school is such a great school! I transferred from out of state and this is my first year attending Vista High school and sadly my last year because I’m a senior. The students and staffs are very friendly and inviting. They have so many amazing clubs and after school programs to participate in. With Vista High high school being the 3rd high school I attended, I’d say this is the best out of all 3. I’m an very impressed with Vista High.
Vista high has a bad reputation and that much is known, but we do not have a reputation of truth. Vista high is upstanding for acceptance, culture and insight on important issues. I have grown, excelled and truly found my people all at this "ghetto" school. I believe deeply that if it had not been for my choir/drama family at Vista High school I wouldn't be who I am today. Through academic team, honors club, drama club, amazing teachers, helpful peers and great friends i would be a mess but because of this school i can say to my future kids that these were my Glory Days.