Rancho Buena Vista High

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,532
Best High School in California
#422
 Rating 6 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Vista Unified
Type Public
 Phone (760)727-7284
 Location 1601 Longhorn Dr.
Vista, CA 92081
Charter School No

Rancho Buena Vista High has an academic rating somewhat above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 422nd in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The Rancho Buena Vista High student body is mainly Hispanic with a sizeable White population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White28%708
Black3.2%82
Hispanic57.9%1,466
Asian Pacific5.2%131
Native American Indian0.5%13
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander1.2%31
Two or more races4%101

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 40.6%

41.4% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Rancho Buena Vista High students are largely middle income and rank 517th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman697
Sophomore654
Junior611
Senior570
Total2,532

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
54%
Rank in California
319th
Rating
7 out of 10

Students at Rancho Buena Vista High scored an average 54% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is somewhat above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 26.3% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls35% to 39%*75% to 79%*
Boys35% to 39%*65% to 69%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander40% to 49%*70% to 79%*
Black21% to 39%*60% to 79%*
Hispanic28%66%
Multiracial40% to 59%*60% to 79%*
White50% to 54%*75% to 79%*
With Disabilites10% or less*11% to 19%*
Limited English20% or less*20% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1095

The average SAT score for Rancho Buena Vista High students in 2016 was 1095.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
27%
Rank in California
540th
Rating
4 out of 10

318 out of 1,181 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (27%). College admission testing participation is slightly below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 45% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
25%
AP Pass Rank in California
751st
AP Pass Rate Rating
1 out of 10

Rancho Buena Vista High offers 16 AP courses. 25 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 64% percentile and slightly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Rancho Buena Vista High had 383 taking AP exams with a 106 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 17% percentile and well below the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 28% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 25% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 18%
AP Courses Offered 16

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students2.1%55
Boys2.8%37
Girls1.4%18
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.3%8
Boys0.3%4
Girls0.3%4

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2%53
Boys2.9%38
Girls1.2%15
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.6%42
Boys1.8%24
Girls1.4%18

Location

Rancho Buena Vista High
1601 Longhorn Dr.
Vista, CA
92081
(760)727-7284

7 out of 10 1

District

Vista Unified
Vista, CA