Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

Summary:

Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts is an elementary school in Vista, California, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the Vista Unified School District. The school has a predominantly Hispanic student population and faces several challenges, including lower academic performance compared to district and state averages, as well as a concerning trend of increasing chronic absenteeism.

Vista Academy's academic performance, as measured by the Smarter Balanced Assessments, is generally lower than the Vista Unified School District and the state of California. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy ranged from 33.68% to 35.64% at Vista Academy, compared to 41.06% to 44.36% for the Vista Unified School District and 42.96% to 46.69% for the state. The school's performance in Mathematics is also lower, with proficiency rates ranging from 14.85% to 39.32%, compared to 30.34% to 43.18% for the Vista Unified School District and 33.38% to 45.11% for the state. Additionally, Vista Academy has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 2.1% in 2017-2018 to 18.5% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the rates at nearby schools like Breeze Hill Elementary (26.0%) and T.H.E Leadership Academy (24.0%).

Vista Academy's statewide ranking has steadily declined over the past decade, from ranking 3,894 out of 5,611 California elementary schools in 2014-2015 to 3,829 out of 5,848 in 2022-2023. This trend is concerning and suggests that the school may be struggling to keep pace with academic performance standards compared to other schools in the state. Additionally, Vista Academy is located in close proximity to several other lower-performing schools, such as Bobier Elementary, Foothill Oak Elementary, and Maryland Elementary, which may present challenges in terms of resource allocation and the ability to attract and retain high-quality teachers.


Detail:

Public K-5

 600 North Santa Fe Ave.
       Vista, CA  92083-3631


(760) 941-0880

District: Vista Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
3845th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,915 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  23.9 Help
Number of students:  670

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
79.0%
White:
14.0%
Two or more races:
4.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  76.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts ranks worse than 65.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 9th among 15 ranked elementary schools in the Vista Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.47. (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 (79%), White (14%), two or more races (4.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 76.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts is 23.9. 9 elementary schools in the Vista Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts is $8,915, which is the 4th highest among 15 elementary schools in the Vista Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts:

SchoolDigger ranks Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts 3845th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts in the ranking list.)

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Vista Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Vista Unified 802nd of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

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Rank History for all students at Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 50.26 2143rd 4809 55.4%
2005 51.71 2107th 4822 56.3%
2006 49.80 2204th 4818 54.3%
2007 39.91 2912th 5113 43.0%
2008 38.61 3026th 5113 40.8%
2009 35.96 3311th 5193 36.2%
2010 32.29 3674th 5314 30.9%
2011 24.07 4398th 5377 18.2%
2012 30.33 3928th 5390 27.1%
2013 26.25 4331st 5530 21.7%
2015 27.51 3894th 5611 30.6%
2016 19.34 4684th 5614 16.6%
2017 25.42 4219th 5692 25.9%
2018 24.13 4313th 5662 23.8%
2019 25.17 4343rd 5789 25.0%
2022 30.98 3796th 5883 35.5%
2023 30.47 3845th 5874 34.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.56 1974th 3246 39.2%
2019 45.73 1461st 3275 55.4%
2022 24.46 2978th 3311 10.1%
2023 35.11 2152nd 3250 33.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 43.25 1110th 2420 54.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.32 3825th 5084 24.8%
2019 33.39 3611th 5173 30.2%
2022 32.60 3615th 5264 31.3%
2023 31.92 3744th 5374 30.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.52 3722nd 5413 31.2%
2019 31.31 3730th 5492 32.1%
2022 29.87 3751st 5635 33.4%
2023 27.07 4052nd 5617 27.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.78 959th 2128 54.9%
2019 39.80 1303rd 2585 49.6%
2022 40.76 1044th 2227 53.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.99 4667th 5431 14.1%
2019 18.96 4755th 5510 13.7%
2022 33.09 3537th 5663 37.5%
2023 34.92 3417th 5650 39.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.78 3505th 4830 27.4%
2019 31.09 3618th 4963 27.1%
2022 32.94 3448th 5084 32.2%
2023 30.10 3697th 5098 27.5%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 33.85 1907th 2726 30.0%
2023 51.49 1387th 2662 47.9%
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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 Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 511 88 46 509 8 n/a n/a 0 1162
1989 444 74 38 602 5 n/a n/a 0 1163
1990 401 57 23 631 4 n/a n/a 0 1116
1991 382 76 30 771 6 n/a n/a 0 1265
1992 380 72 23 824 7 n/a n/a 0 1306
1993 356 31 29 233 2 n/a n/a 0 651
1994 447 37 29 293 3 n/a n/a 0 809
1995 595 33 28 435 9 n/a n/a 0 1100
1996 595 33 28 435 9 n/a n/a 0 1100
1997 598 27 33 434 9 n/a n/a 0 1101
1998 589 28 43 549 9 n/a n/a 0 1218
1999 590 27 44 573 9 n/a n/a 0 1243
2000 570 24 43 594 10 n/a n/a 16 1257
2001 539 16 36 623 9 n/a n/a 33 1256
2002 491 11 37 668 8 n/a n/a 31 1246
2003 491 11 37 668 8 n/a n/a 31 1246
2004 433 12 32 682 7 n/a n/a 33 1199
2005 370 10 23 698 6 n/a n/a 41 1148
2006 317 10 21 729 2 n/a n/a 49 1128
2007 270 9 14 742 2 n/a n/a 53 1090
2008 231 12 13 760 2 n/a n/a 0 1018
2009 194 14 8 769 1 3 43 0 1032
2010 180 16 9 830 2 4 19 0 1060
2011 162 14 9 850 2 3 17 0 1057
2012 153 20 9 859 3 2 17 0 1063
2013 109 18 12 862 2 1 15 0 1019
2014 49 5 6 582 3 2 13 0 660
2015 44 4 7 558 2 2 10 0 627
2016 42 3 7 546 0 2 4 0 604
2017 39 6 7 532 0 1 5 0 590
2018 55 6 9 529 0 1 8 0 608
2019 63 5 6 526 1 2 8 0 611
2020 64 6 6 513 1 1 8 0 599
2021 76 9 6 517 1 3 14 0 626
2022 84 7 4 524 1 4 18 0 642
2023 94 9 5 529 1 4 28 0 670

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1162 50.0 23.2 n/a
1989 1163 52.0 22.3 n/a
1990 1116 52.0 21.4 n/a
1991 1265 55.9 22.6 n/a
1992 1306 56.8 22.9 73.2
1993 651 30.0 21.7 42.2
1994 809 35.0 23.1 53.4
1995 1100 46.0 23.9 41.6
1996 1100 46.0 23.9 41.6
1997 1101 51.7 21.3 24.6
1998 1218 57.6 21.1 42.4
1999 1243 61.4 20.2 40.9
2000 1257 64.8 19.4 42.7
2001 1256 66.0 19.0 44.9
2002 1246 65.3 19.1 48.9
2003 1246 65.3 19.1 48.9
2004 1199 61.9 19.4 50.9
2005 1148 59.0 19.5 55.2
2006 1128 57.0 19.8 52.9
2007 1090 58.6 18.6 64.4
2008 1018 58.6 17.4 64.1
2009 1032 53.1 18.0 68.2
2010 1060 53.1 19.9 72.7
2011 1057 n/a n/a 75.6
2012 1063 48.4 21.9 n/a
2013 1019 42.0 24.2 76.9
2014 660 25.0 26.3 87.6
2015 627 26.0 24.1 85.8
2016 604 25.0 24.1 83.3
2017 590 24.0 24.5 84.7
2018 608 25.0 24.3 81.9
2019 611 26.0 23.5 84
2020 599 n/a n/a 83.5
2021 626 25.5 24.5 82.4
2022 642 27.0 23.7 78.3
2023 670 28.0 23.9 76.6

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 Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1162 50.0 23.2 n/a
1989 1163 52.0 22.3 n/a
1990 1116 52.0 21.4 n/a
1991 1265 55.9 22.6 n/a
1992 1306 56.8 22.9 73.2
1993 651 30.0 21.7 42.2
1994 809 35.0 23.1 53.4
1995 1100 46.0 23.9 41.6
1996 1100 46.0 23.9 41.6
1997 1101 51.7 21.3 24.6
1998 1218 57.6 21.1 42.4
1999 1243 61.4 20.2 40.9
2000 1257 64.8 19.4 42.7
2001 1256 66.0 19.0 44.9
2002 1246 65.3 19.1 48.9
2003 1246 65.3 19.1 48.9
2004 1199 61.9 19.4 50.9
2005 1148 59.0 19.5 55.2
2006 1128 57.0 19.8 52.9
2007 1090 58.6 18.6 64.4
2008 1018 58.6 17.4 64.1
2009 1032 53.1 18.0 68.2
2010 1060 53.1 19.9 72.7
2011 1057 n/a n/a 75.6
2012 1063 48.4 21.9 n/a
2013 1019 42.0 24.2 76.9
2014 660 25.0 26.3 87.6
2015 627 26.0 24.1 85.8
2016 604 25.0 24.1 83.3
2017 590 24.0 24.5 84.7
2018 608 25.0 24.3 81.9
2019 611 26.0 23.5 84
2020 599 n/a n/a 83.5
2021 626 25.5 24.5 82.4
2022 642 27.0 23.7 78.3
2023 670 28.0 23.9 76.6

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201291.0%2.0%0.0%7.0%93.0%94.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%
201387.0%2.0%0.0%11.0%89.0%93.0%92.0%87.0%89.0%
201495.0%5.0%0.0%0.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
201596.0%3.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%96.0%
201698.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%98.0%99.0%
201797.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201898.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202197.4%0.0%0.9%98.3%98.3%98.3%98.3%
202298.3%0.0%0.0%98.3%98.3%98.3%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,915

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 4343rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3845th of 5874 Elementary schools
 9.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts)37.435.3
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vista Unified)4842.6
 5.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts)42.439.3
 3.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Vista Unified)48.943.2
 5.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts)39.633.7
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vista Unified)48.441.1
 7.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts)21.617
 4.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Vista Unified)42.337.8
 4.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts)40.435.6
 4.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vista Unified)51.744.4
 7.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts)8.114.9
 6.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Vista Unified)33.530.3
 3.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts)15.319.8
 4.5%
   5th Grade Science (Vista Unified)30.228.8
 1.4%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students611670
 9.7%
African American59
 80%
American Indian11
Asian65
 16.7%
Hispanic526529
 0.6%
Pacific Islander24
 100%
White6394
 49.2%
Two or More Races828
 250%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients84%76.6%
 7.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

In the 2022-23 school year, 670 students attended Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts.

Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts ranks 3845th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts are 79% Hispanic, 14% White, 4% Two or more races, 1% African American.


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