Vista View Middle

Summary:

Vista View Middle is a public middle school in Fountain Valley, California, serving 588 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Ocean View School District, which is ranked 358 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Vista View Middle stands out for its diverse student population, with a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic (55.1%) and Asian (28.23%) students compared to nearby schools like Mesa View Middle and Talbert (Samuel E.) Middle. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by Smarter Balanced Assessments, is generally lower than the district and state averages, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics below the benchmarks. Additionally, Vista View Middle has a relatively high chronic absenteeism rate of 20.9% and a large proportion (77.55%) of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds.

Over the years, Vista View Middle's academic performance has declined, dropping from a 4-star rating to a 3-star rating in the most recent school year. While the school performs relatively well for English Language Learners, its performance for other subgroups, such as White, Asian, and Special Education students, is lower in comparison to the state. The nearby schools, such as Mesa View Middle and Talbert (Samuel E.) Middle, consistently outperform Vista View Middle in academic measures, suggesting that the school may have room for improvement in addressing the educational needs of its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 16250 Hickory St.
       Fountain Valley, CA  92708-1404


(714) 842-0626

District: Ocean View

SchoolDigger Rank:
867th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,160 Help


Students who attend Vista View Middle usually attend:

High:    Ocean View High

Feeder schools for Vista View Middle:

Elementary:    Lake View Elementary
    Star View Elementary
    Westmont Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  22.2 Help
Number of students:  588

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
55.1%
Asian:
28.2%
White:
10.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  77.6% Help


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Compare Details Vista View Middle ranks better than 69% of middle schools in California. It also ranks last among 4 ranked middle schools in the Ocean View School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 61.13. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (55.1%), Asian (28.2%), White (10.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 77.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Ocean View School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Vista View Middle is 22.2, which is the 2nd best among 4 middle schools in the Ocean View School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Vista View Middle is $5,160, which is the highest among 4 middle schools in the Ocean View School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Vista View Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Vista View Middle 867th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Vista View Middle in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Ocean View:

SchoolDigger ranks Ocean View 358th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Vista View Middle

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Rank History for all students at Vista View Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 68.27 461st 1769 73.9%
2005 72.02 406th 1777 77.2%
2006 74.52 385th 1804 78.7%
2007 79.97 303rd 1999 84.8%
2008 76.28 348th 2005 82.6%
2009 75.79 383rd 2063 81.4%
2010 69.36 566th 2179 74.0%
2011 75.10 412th 2236 81.6%
2012 69.67 583rd 2259 74.2%
2013 65.11 738th 2379 69.0%
2015 75.09 530th 2477 78.6%
2016 75.35 544th 2497 78.2%
2017 77.68 518th 2508 79.3%
2018 76.45 504th 2480 79.7%
2019 75.15 597th 2715 78.0%
2022 62.25 847th 2740 69.1%
2023 61.13 866th 2788 68.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Vista View Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.23 250th 1364 81.7%
2019 60.57 294th 1442 79.6%
2022 56.04 350th 1540 77.3%
2023 47.39 506th 1523 66.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Vista View Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.07 792nd 1532 48.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Vista View Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.82 252nd 2230 88.7%
2019 80.97 287th 2369 87.9%
2022 69.88 517th 2458 79.0%
2023 67.38 584th 2535 77.0%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Vista View Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 47.81 154th 336 54.2%
2023 83.11 31st 321 90.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Vista View Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.35 511th 2262 77.4%
2019 72.65 568th 2380 76.1%
2022 62.76 761st 2509 69.7%
2023 68.55 655th 2535 74.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Vista View Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.40 137th 1369 90.0%
2019 75.65 228th 1491 84.7%
2022 37.11 846th 1531 44.7%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Vista View Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 37.17 118th 197 40.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Vista View Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.50 472nd 2273 79.2%
2019 75.30 515th 2407 78.6%
2022 59.82 815th 2527 67.7%
2023 50.76 1040th 2546 59.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Vista View Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.71 228th 700 67.4%
2019 66.17 292nd 745 60.8%
2022 44.73 461st 733 37.1%
2023 50.33 416th 717 42.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Vista View Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.00 703rd 2072 66.1%
2019 57.85 735th 2213 66.8%
2022 50.27 990th 2359 58.0%
2023 44.18 1142nd 2379 52.0%
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Rank History for White students at Vista View Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.91 730th 1496 51.2%
2019 60.55 623rd 1602 61.1%
2022 39.60 919th 1555 40.9%
2023 34.18 1014th 1549 34.5%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Vista View Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 412 8 102 40 1 n/a n/a 0 563
1989 353 5 123 53 9 n/a n/a 0 543
1990 365 3 98 44 2 n/a n/a 0 512
1991 390 5 110 40 1 n/a n/a 0 546
1992 373 9 113 60 11 n/a n/a 0 566
1993 405 8 156 89 9 n/a n/a 0 667
1994 398 6 192 87 6 n/a n/a 0 689
1995 383 8 221 108 1 n/a n/a 0 721
1996 383 8 221 108 1 n/a n/a 0 721
1997 384 9 231 116 6 n/a n/a 0 746
1998 393 13 197 121 6 n/a n/a 0 730
1999 390 14 201 142 10 n/a n/a 0 757
2000 378 12 201 159 11 n/a n/a 0 761
2001 352 15 207 191 8 n/a n/a 2 775
2002 353 14 207 259 5 n/a n/a 0 838
2003 353 14 207 259 5 n/a n/a 0 838
2004 320 11 207 313 5 n/a n/a 63 919
2005 299 16 200 307 6 n/a n/a 40 868
2006 239 50 226 325 7 n/a n/a 37 884
2007 246 7 214 295 6 n/a n/a 52 820
2008 218 3 200 317 1 n/a n/a 0 739
2009 188 7 206 331 2 3 48 0 785
2010 178 4 219 355 5 7 22 0 790
2011 179 9 212 343 8 8 14 0 773
2012 181 10 198 328 7 4 11 0 739
2013 178 10 209 334 1 5 9 0 746
2014 158 11 202 341 0 6 5 0 723
2015 128 7 203 350 1 5 4 0 698
2016 113 8 211 325 1 5 4 0 667
2017 119 7 230 311 0 2 11 0 680
2018 109 8 215 301 1 1 15 0 650
2019 83 6 196 301 1 4 11 0 602
2020 80 5 159 282 2 1 11 0 540
2021 76 5 163 270 1 3 14 0 532
2022 72 4 161 253 2 6 18 1 517
2023 60 8 166 324 3 3 24 0 588

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Vista View Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 563 20.7 27.1 n/a
1989 543 23.2 23.4 n/a
1990 512 21.0 24.3 n/a
1991 546 23.6 23.1 n/a
1992 566 24.0 23.5 12.5
1993 667 31.0 21.5 22.9
1994 689 30.3 22.7 20
1995 721 31.5 22.9 29.1
1996 721 31.5 22.9 29.1
1997 746 33.0 22.6 31.6
1998 730 33.0 22.1 27.1
1999 757 33.0 22.9 28.4
2000 761 32.1 23.7 30.4
2001 775 32.1 24.1 32
2002 838 35.0 23.9 39.6
2003 838 35.0 23.9 39.6
2004 919 34.0 27.0 43.1
2005 868 35.0 24.8 48.8
2006 884 35.0 25.3 46.6
2007 820 35.0 23.4 46.2
2008 739 39.0 18.9 51.7
2009 785 30.0 20.7 53.8
2010 790 32.0 24.6 53.2
2011 773 n/a n/a 57.1
2012 739 32.5 22.7 n/a
2013 746 31.5 23.6 53.5
2014 723 29.5 24.5 60.4
2015 698 30.0 23.2 61.3
2016 667 29.0 23.0 63
2017 680 30.5 22.2 61
2018 650 28.6 22.7 68.8
2019 602 26.6 22.6 68.1
2020 540 n/a n/a 77.4
2021 532 23.2 22.9 78.9
2022 517 23.6 21.8 78.1
2023 588 26.4 22.2 77.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Vista View Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 563 20.7 27.1 n/a
1989 543 23.2 23.4 n/a
1990 512 21.0 24.3 n/a
1991 546 23.6 23.1 n/a
1992 566 24.0 23.5 12.5
1993 667 31.0 21.5 22.9
1994 689 30.3 22.7 20
1995 721 31.5 22.9 29.1
1996 721 31.5 22.9 29.1
1997 746 33.0 22.6 31.6
1998 730 33.0 22.1 27.1
1999 757 33.0 22.9 28.4
2000 761 32.1 23.7 30.4
2001 775 32.1 24.1 32
2002 838 35.0 23.9 39.6
2003 838 35.0 23.9 39.6
2004 919 34.0 27.0 43.1
2005 868 35.0 24.8 48.8
2006 884 35.0 25.3 46.6
2007 820 35.0 23.4 46.2
2008 739 39.0 18.9 51.7
2009 785 30.0 20.7 53.8
2010 790 32.0 24.6 53.2
2011 773 n/a n/a 57.1
2012 739 32.5 22.7 n/a
2013 746 31.5 23.6 53.5
2014 723 29.5 24.5 60.4
2015 698 30.0 23.2 61.3
2016 667 29.0 23.0 63
2017 680 30.5 22.2 61
2018 650 28.6 22.7 68.8
2019 602 26.6 22.6 68.1
2020 540 n/a n/a 77.4
2021 532 23.2 22.9 78.9
2022 517 23.6 21.8 78.1
2023 588 26.4 22.2 77.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Vista View Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,160

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Vista View Middle

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 597th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 866th of 2788 Middle schools
 9.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vista View Middle)56.738.4
 18.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ocean View)65.857.6
 8.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Vista View Middle)43.839
 4.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ocean View)55.348
 7.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vista View Middle)62.255.5
 6.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ocean View)67.361.3
 6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Vista View Middle)56.547
 9.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ocean View)57.750.3
 7.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vista View Middle)53.944.6
 9.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ocean View)62.661.1
 1.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Vista View Middle)63.434.9
 28.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ocean View)59.249.5
 9.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Vista View Middle)43.228.9
 14.3%
   8th Grade Science (Ocean View)50.443.8
 6.6%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students602588
 2.3%
African American68
 33.3%
American Indian13
 200%
Asian196166
 15.3%
Hispanic301324
 7.6%
Pacific Islander43
 25%
White8360
 27.7%
Two or More Races1124
 118.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients68.1%77.6%
 9.4%


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Students at Vista View Middle are 55% Hispanic, 28% Asian, 10% White, 4% Two or more races, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 588 students attended Vista View Middle.

Students who attend Vista View Middle usually go on to attend Ocean View High

Vista View Middle ranks 867th of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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