Vista Magnet Middle School of Technology Science and Math

Public, Magnet 6-8

 151 Civic Center Dr.
       Vista, CA  92084-6035


(760) 726-5766

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District: Vista Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
582nd of 2,715 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,854 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  19.8
Number of students:  833

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
70.7%
White:
19.4%
Asian:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68.5%

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Compare Details Vista Magnet Middle School of Technology Science and Math ranks better than 78.6% of middle schools in California. It also ranks first among 5 ranked middle schools in the Vista Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.85. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (70.7%), White (19.4%), Asian (4.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 68.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Vista Magnet Middle School of Technology Science and Math is $7,854. 3 middle schools in the Vista Unified School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Vista Magnet Middle School of Technology Science and Math:

SchoolDigger ranks Vista Magnet Middle School of Technology Science and Math 582nd of 2715 California public middle schools. (See Vista Magnet Middle School of Technology Science and Math in the ranking list.)

Vista Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Vista Unified 836th of 1525 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Vista Magnet Middle School of Technology Science and Math

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 73.36 476th 2179 78.2%
2011 74.61 424th 2236 81.0%
2012 79.48 320th 2259 85.8%
2013 79.05 343rd 2379 85.6%
2015 82.05 387th 2477 84.4%
2016 78.30 481st 2497 80.7%
2017 73.79 586th 2508 76.6%
2018 62.73 785th 2480 68.3%
2019 75.85 582nd 2715 78.6%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Open Quote The review of this school is for the 2017/18 year. Heard this school was great and that they had great academics. This was the year that Vista USD got LOTS of new staff and there was a lot of positive buzz in the air, so I enrolled my child. The year started off rough as the kids were told that they would be swimming and it was so hot in September, my child was excited. The PE teacher dropped the ball and my kids class didn't get to swim on the 3 occasions they were supposed to. The REST of the school did which was frustrating for their class. The bad experiences continued. Very little physical activity in PE. Before the kids play a sport, they have to learn about it first, write a paper on it (this is IB), then they play it. There were lots of 80's basketball bloopers, as the teacher seemed very unprepared the whole year. Then at recess, they are yelled at when they run. The kids don't get a lot of opportunity to get their wiggles out. The kids are not a priority at this school either. This is a typical public school with LOTS of rules. Rules are great, but imagine your wife over your shoulder all day long nagging you! They are even nagged at outside the school when crossing the crosswalk. Just grates at you especially when there is little outlet. The IB curriculum is touted, but I don't find it useful. It reminds me of liberalism. They also REALLY PUSH THE HOMOSEXUALITY agenda here. My kid was even (not in sex ed) told that homosexuality is normal! If your kid isn't already confused enough, they are really given the idea that they can date boys or girls, like it's a choice? That was the straw. I complained that this teacher wasn't allowed to teach my kids sex ed without my permission but the principal defended his teacher. This is what I mean about the kids coming last. For example, the librarian. The student has a line they must say before the librarian will answer the child. If you come in and don't say that line, the child is SCREAMED at. My child even saw the librarian grab a student by his lanyard and tugged him toward her. Seriously!! That is abuse. The list goes on. My child wasn't allowed to fill up his water bottle at the clean water dispenser. The vice principal made him use the moldy water dispenser. The teachers even told their students not to use that particular dispenser because the water was bad. To continue the list, there is a lot of peer grading which I am not sure actually counts toward their true grade. How is my kid supposed to know if he is progressing or not if a fellow student is grading? This school is not for us. The teachers and staff have a different experience than the students because they aren't forced to adhere to the same situations, moldy water, nagging at every corner, screaming librarians and I do mean screaming. I felt that my child was just another brick in the wall. Back to charter we go! Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, November 20, 2010

Open Quote Every since my daughter enter to Vista Magnet she has been improving better then in her old middle school. The teachers really want to see there students succeed for success. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Vista Magnet Middle School of Technology Science and Math

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 69 2 10 111 n/a n/a n/a 0 192
2009 156 10 12 187 0 5 18 0 388
2010 237 10 22 310 0 9 7 0 595
2011 243 12 20 307 2 8 17 0 609
2012 226 14 23 312 2 9 19 0 605
2013 217 14 24 327 3 6 23 0 614
2014 232 9 28 446 1 6 30 0 752
2015 246 9 35 464 0 4 33 0 791
2016 244 9 36 515 0 5 28 0 837
2017 222 14 38 546 1 4 30 0 855
2018 189 25 38 572 1 6 21 0 852
2019 173 19 32 579 1 4 29 0 837
2020 162 12 39 589 2 2 27 0 833

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 Magnet Middle School of Technology Science and Math

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 192 11.8 16.3 54.2
2009 388 17.3 21.2 47.2
2010 595 28.0 21.2 47.2
2011 609 n/a n/a 46.6
2012 605 27.2 22.2 n/a
2013 614 28.0 21.9 44
2014 752 36.0 20.8 52.1
2015 791 39.0 20.2 53.5
2016 837 41.0 20.4 55.9
2017 855 40.5 21.1 59.9
2018 852 40.0 21.3 64.1
2019 837 42.2 19.8 73
2020 833 n/a n/a 68.5

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Vista Magnet Middle School of Technology Science and Math

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 192 11.8 16.3 54.2
2009 388 17.3 21.2 47.2
2010 595 28.0 21.2 47.2
2011 609 n/a n/a 46.6
2012 605 27.2 22.2 n/a
2013 614 28.0 21.9 44
2014 752 36.0 20.8 52.1
2015 791 39.0 20.2 53.5
2016 837 41.0 20.4 55.9
2017 855 40.5 21.1 59.9
2018 852 40.0 21.3 64.1
2019 837 42.2 19.8 73
2020 833 n/a n/a 68.5

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 Magnet Middle School of Technology Science and Math

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2018 $7,854

Data source: California Department of Education




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