Sierra Vista Junior High

Summary:

Sierra Vista Junior High is a public middle school located in Canyon Country, California, serving grades 7-8 with a total enrollment of 991 students. The school is part of the William S. Hart Union High School District, which is ranked 212 out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Sierra Vista Junior High has a significantly higher Hispanic student population (64.78%) compared to the nearby schools, which range from 22.89% to 52.96% Hispanic students. The school's performance on Smarter Balanced Assessments is generally lower than the nearby schools, such as Rancho Pico Junior High and Rio Norte Junior High, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics below the district and state averages. However, Sierra Vista Junior High's performance for African American students is relatively strong, ranking 81 out of 609 California middle schools in 2022-2023, with a 4-star rating. The school also has a higher chronic absenteeism rate (20.7%) and a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (34.81%) compared to the nearby schools.

While Sierra Vista Junior High faces some challenges compared to the nearby schools, the school's strong performance for African American students and its overall 4-star rating from SchoolDigger suggest that there are also areas of strength. Addressing the disparities in subgroup performance and the high chronic absenteeism rate could be key focus areas for the school's improvement efforts.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 19425 W. Stillmore St.
       Canyon Country, CA  91351-2750


(661) 252-3113

District: William S. Hart Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
896th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,256 Help


Students who attend Sierra Vista Junior High usually attend:

High:    Academy of the Canyons
    Canyon High

Feeder schools for Sierra Vista Junior High:

Elementary:    Cedarcreek Elementary
    Leona H. Cox Community Elementary
    Mint Canyon Community Elementary
    Mitchell Community Elementary
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Student/teacher ratio:  18.6 Help
Number of students:  991

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
64.8%
White:
24.9%
African American:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.8% Help


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Compare Details Sierra Vista Junior High ranks better than 68% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 5th among 6 ranked middle schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 60.24. (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 (64.8%), White (24.9%), African American (4.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 34.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sierra Vista Junior High is 18.6, which is the lowest among 6 middle schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sierra Vista Junior High is $11,256, which is the 2nd highest among 6 middle schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sierra Vista Junior High:

SchoolDigger ranks Sierra Vista Junior High 896th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Sierra Vista Junior High in the ranking list.)

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William S. Hart Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks William S. Hart Union High 212th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sierra Vista Junior High

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Rank History for all students at Sierra Vista Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 71.57 395th 1769 77.7%
2005 73.63 383rd 1777 78.4%
2006 74.99 379th 1804 79.0%
2007 75.42 386th 1999 80.7%
2008 75.12 382nd 2005 80.9%
2009 79.30 304th 2063 85.3%
2010 77.32 365th 2179 83.2%
2011 72.58 474th 2236 78.8%
2012 75.20 425th 2259 81.2%
2013 72.43 525th 2379 77.9%
2015 67.95 685th 2477 72.3%
2016 75.02 550th 2497 78.0%
2017 77.62 520th 2508 79.3%
2018 70.55 633rd 2480 74.5%
2019 63.56 827th 2715 69.5%
2022 63.55 813th 2740 70.3%
2023 60.24 895th 2788 67.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Sierra Vista Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.18 328th 462 29.0%
2019 53.91 288th 554 48.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Sierra Vista Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.06 291st 1364 78.7%
2019 39.49 703rd 1442 51.2%
2022 43.49 645th 1540 58.1%
2023 48.11 486th 1523 68.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Sierra Vista Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 51.48 532nd 1532 65.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sierra Vista Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.62 489th 2230 78.1%
2019 67.64 547th 2369 76.9%
2022 69.20 525th 2458 78.6%
2023 55.96 849th 2535 66.5%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Sierra Vista Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 72.12 68th 336 79.8%
2023 76.64 40th 321 87.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Sierra Vista Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.67 585th 2262 74.1%
2019 65.93 706th 2380 70.3%
2022 66.57 678th 2509 73.0%
2023 58.76 848th 2535 66.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Sierra Vista Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.37 322nd 1369 76.5%
2019 73.41 253rd 1491 83.0%
2022 47.21 609th 1531 60.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Sierra Vista Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.11 601st 2273 73.6%
2019 59.24 821st 2407 65.9%
2022 58.91 829th 2527 67.2%
2023 59.89 821st 2546 67.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Sierra Vista Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.32 193rd 700 72.4%
2019 54.49 391st 745 47.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Sierra Vista Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.24 58th 600 90.3%
2019 87.63 43rd 643 93.3%
2022 56.93 224th 637 64.8%
2023 80.58 81st 609 86.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sierra Vista Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.92 328th 2072 84.2%
2019 67.94 525th 2213 76.3%
2022 67.70 553rd 2359 76.6%
2023 60.57 713th 2379 70.0%
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Rank History for White students at Sierra Vista Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.84 557th 1496 62.8%
2019 57.45 667th 1602 58.4%
2022 73.01 367th 1555 76.4%
2023 67.96 454th 1549 70.7%
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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 Sierra Vista Junior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 882 9 20 136 4 n/a n/a 0 1051
1989 943 22 34 128 5 n/a n/a 0 1132
1990 1028 25 27 146 7 n/a n/a 0 1233
1991 1072 27 31 196 7 n/a n/a 0 1333
1992 1038 35 41 225 4 n/a n/a 0 1343
1993 1075 47 38 223 6 n/a n/a 0 1389
1994 1136 58 40 255 7 n/a n/a 0 1496
1995 599 20 32 150 0 n/a n/a 0 801
1996 599 20 32 150 0 n/a n/a 0 801
1997 583 32 34 199 6 n/a n/a 0 854
1998 572 40 41 252 6 n/a n/a 0 911
1999 580 38 47 303 6 n/a n/a 0 974
2000 634 41 56 287 5 n/a n/a 0 1023
2001 673 35 65 325 9 n/a n/a 0 1107
2002 994 60 97 415 6 n/a n/a 0 1572
2003 994 60 97 415 6 n/a n/a 0 1572
2004 949 53 88 417 6 n/a n/a 0 1513
2005 844 70 78 431 5 n/a n/a 0 1428
2006 781 79 93 439 4 n/a n/a 0 1396
2007 739 49 100 449 6 n/a n/a 0 1343
2008 688 52 103 457 8 n/a n/a 0 1308
2009 637 57 106 503 5 5 1 0 1314
2010 570 51 98 527 4 3 16 0 1269
2011 524 49 84 542 3 3 45 0 1250
2012 466 53 80 538 1 2 55 0 1195
2013 418 49 64 582 3 2 44 0 1162
2014 432 53 74 634 2 3 35 0 1233
2015 466 68 68 600 3 3 30 0 1238
2016 444 54 52 602 5 2 22 0 1181
2017 386 51 66 558 1 1 29 0 1092
2018 299 46 71 590 1 0 43 0 1050
2019 252 38 66 658 1 2 44 0 1061
2020 261 47 60 675 0 3 46 0 1092
2021 280 43 47 715 3 2 27 0 1117
2022 258 45 48 695 3 1 19 0 1069
2023 247 47 39 642 1 0 15 0 991

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 Sierra Vista Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1051 44.0 23.8 n/a
1989 1132 48.9 23.1 n/a
1990 1233 53.8 22.9 n/a
1991 1333 58.0 22.9 n/a
1992 1343 58.9 22.8 6.7
1993 1389 57.0 24.4 7.1
1994 1496 59.0 25.4 18
1995 801 34.7 23.1 21
1996 801 34.7 23.1 21
1997 854 38.0 22.5 20
1998 911 42.0 21.7 18.9
1999 974 45.0 21.6 22.5
2000 1023 44.1 23.2 18.3
2001 1107 49.8 22.2 14.6
2002 1572 65.8 23.9 11.7
2003 1572 65.8 23.9 11.7
2004 1513 66.0 22.9 10.6
2005 1428 61.0 23.4 10.6
2006 1396 59.2 23.6 14
2007 1343 56.0 24.0 17.1
2008 1308 66.9 19.6 16.9
2009 1314 54.4 21.1 19.1
2010 1269 49.6 25.5 25.4
2011 1250 n/a n/a 27.2
2012 1195 48.0 24.8 n/a
2013 1162 46.4 25.0 36.7
2014 1233 49.4 24.9 39
2015 1238 49.0 25.2 37.6
2016 1181 49.0 24.1 35
2017 1092 48.6 22.4 24.4
2018 1050 47.6 22.0 45.2
2019 1061 49.8 21.2 52.3
2020 1092 n/a n/a 48.5
2021 1117 46.4 24.0 48.1
2022 1069 53.3 20.0 42
2023 991 53.1 18.6 34.8

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 Sierra Vista Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1051 44.0 23.8 n/a
1989 1132 48.9 23.1 n/a
1990 1233 53.8 22.9 n/a
1991 1333 58.0 22.9 n/a
1992 1343 58.9 22.8 6.7
1993 1389 57.0 24.4 7.1
1994 1496 59.0 25.4 18
1995 801 34.7 23.1 21
1996 801 34.7 23.1 21
1997 854 38.0 22.5 20
1998 911 42.0 21.7 18.9
1999 974 45.0 21.6 22.5
2000 1023 44.1 23.2 18.3
2001 1107 49.8 22.2 14.6
2002 1572 65.8 23.9 11.7
2003 1572 65.8 23.9 11.7
2004 1513 66.0 22.9 10.6
2005 1428 61.0 23.4 10.6
2006 1396 59.2 23.6 14
2007 1343 56.0 24.0 17.1
2008 1308 66.9 19.6 16.9
2009 1314 54.4 21.1 19.1
2010 1269 49.6 25.5 25.4
2011 1250 n/a n/a 27.2
2012 1195 48.0 24.8 n/a
2013 1162 46.4 25.0 36.7
2014 1233 49.4 24.9 39
2015 1238 49.0 25.2 37.6
2016 1181 49.0 24.1 35
2017 1092 48.6 22.4 24.4
2018 1050 47.6 22.0 45.2
2019 1061 49.8 21.2 52.3
2020 1092 n/a n/a 48.5
2021 1117 46.4 24.0 48.1
2022 1069 53.3 20.0 42
2023 991 53.1 18.6 34.8

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 Sierra Vista Junior High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,256

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sierra Vista Junior High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 827th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 895th of 2788 Middle schools
 1.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sierra Vista Junior High)56.550.5
 6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (William S. Hart Union High)70.565.9
 4.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Sierra Vista Junior High)40.232
 8.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (William S. Hart Union High)53.846.8
 7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sierra Vista Junior High)54.149.7
 4.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (William S. Hart Union High)6963
 5.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Sierra Vista Junior High)41.235.7
 5.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (William S. Hart Union High)53.944.4
 9.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Sierra Vista Junior High)3831.9
 6.1%
   8th Grade Science (William S. Hart Union High)47.742.4
 5.3%
   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 Students1061991
 6.6%
African American3847
 23.7%
American Indian11
Asian6639
 40.9%
Hispanic658642
 2.4%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White252247
 2%
Two or More Races4415
 65.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients52.3%34.8%
 17.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Sierra Vista Junior High

Students who attend Sierra Vista Junior High usually go on to attend Academy of the Canyons

In the 2022-23 school year, 991 students attended Sierra Vista Junior High.

Sierra Vista Junior High ranks 896th of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Sierra Vista Junior High are 65% Hispanic, 25% White, 5% African American, 4% Asian, 2% Two or more races.


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