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Vista Ridge High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
2,114
Best High School in Texas
#64
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District LEANDER ISD
Type Public
 Phone (512)570-1800
 Location 200 S VISTA RDG
CEDAR PARK, TX 78613
Charter School No

Vista Ridge High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Texas high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 64th in the best public high schools in Texas.

Demographics

Race

The Vista Ridge High School student body is primarily White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White60.1%1,271
Black5.3%113
Hispanic22.1%467
Asian Pacific8.1%171
Native American Indian0.3%7
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%5
Two or more races3.8%80

Family Income

vs. other Texas high schools
Upper 6%

12.8% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Texas high school median of 41.7%. By this measure, VISTA RIDGE H S students are largely wealthy and rank 71st in Texas for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman589
Sophomore553
Junior524
Senior448
Total2,114

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 131st in Texas

Students at Vista Ridge High School scored an average 87% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Texas Education Agency. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 73% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 10.8% of Texas high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls85% to 89%*91%
Boys85% to 89%*84%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian-suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander80% or more*90% to 94%*
Black60% to 79%*70% to 74%*
Hispanic80% to 84%*81%
Multiracial50% or more*90% or more*
White85% to 89%*90%
With Disabilites45% to 49%*45% to 49%*
Limited English50% or more*40% to 59%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1085

The average SAT score for Vista Ridge High School students in 2015 was 1085.

College Admission Test Participation

5 out of 10

Rank: 535th in Texas

346 out of 972 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (36%). College admission testing participation is slightly above the Texas median rate of 33% and in the top 46% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 130th in Texas

Vista Ridge High School offers 26 AP courses. 39 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 91% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Texas schools of 17%. Vista Ridge High School had 686 taking AP exams with a 448 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 79% percentile and well above the state median of 42 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 65% 42%
Students enrolled in an AP class 39% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 5%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 37%
AP Courses Offered 26

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%15%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

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

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students10.5%208
Boys13%128
Girls8%80
Texas Median11.7%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.4%8
Boys0.6%6
Girls0.2%2

Location

Vista Ridge High School
200 S VISTA RDG
CEDAR PARK, TX
78613
(512)570-1800

10 out of 10 1

District

LEANDER ISD
LEANDER, TX