Vista Alternative School



Vista Alternative School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Vista Alternative School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 1
10 24
11 31
12 176

Vista Alternative School is a public high school of the Yuma Union High School District located in Yuma, AZ. It has 232 students in grades 9th through 12th. Vista Alternative School is the 277th largest public high school in Arizona and the 16,241st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.0 to 1.

Total Students: 232
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15:1
Full Time Teachers: 15.5

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Vista Alternative School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 142
(61%)
5,615
(52%)
 Female 90
(39%)
5,178
(48%)

Vista Alternative School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 200
(86%)
8,677
(80%)
 White 20
(9%)
1,656
(15%)
 Black 5
(2%)
201
(2%)
 American Indian 3
(1%)
106
(1%)
 Two or More 2
(1%)
31
(0%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
111
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
11
(0%)

Vista Alternative School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 171
(74%)
2,217
(21%)
 Not Eligible 46
(20%)
2,018
(19%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 15
(6%)
6,558
(61%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Vista Alternative School is ranked 188th out of 0 ranked schools in Arizona, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Vista Alternative School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (80.2%) is significantly higher than the state average of 45.3%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Vista Alternative School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 314
2006 298
2007 304
2008 328
2009 327
2010 316
2011 314
2012 232

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 12.9
2006 12.5
2007 11.8
2008 13.1
2009 14.5
2010 15.6
2011 17.4
2012 15

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.99044585987261
2006 0.55704697986577
2007 0.65789473684211
2008 0.57926829268293
2009 0.54128440366972
2010 0.58227848101266
2011 0.73248407643312
2012 0.80172413793103

Compare Vista Alternative School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,500.0% 15.0:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,948.4% 19.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 45.3%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 80.2%
 

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