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 4
10 13
11 32
12 137

Vista Alternative School is a public high school of the Yuma Union High School District located in Yuma, AZ. It has 186 students in grades 9th through 12th. Vista Alternative School is the 326th largest public high school in Arizona and the 17,658th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 13.5 to 1.

Total Students: 186
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 13.8
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 17,658th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 326th out of 659
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 59th out of 276
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 196th out of 276

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Vista Alternative School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 123
(66%)
5,373
(51%)
 Female 63
(34%)
5,158
(49%)

Vista Alternative School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 156
(84%)
8,752
(83%)
 White 23
(12%)
1,411
(13%)
 American Indian 4
(2%)
104
(1%)
 Black 2
(1%)
140
(1%)
 Asian 1
(1%)
87
(1%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
16
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
21
(0%)

Vista Alternative School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 114
(61%)
2,198
(21%)
 Not Eligible 59
(32%)
1,933
(18%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 13
(7%)
6,400
(61%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Vista Alternative School is ranked 211th out of 416 ranked schools in Arizona, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Vista Alternative School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (68.3%) is higher than the state average of 43.7%. 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
2013 202
2014 209
2015 186

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
2013 11.9
2014 16.2
2015 13.5

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
2013 0.71782178217822
2014 0.66028708133971
2015 0.68279569892473

Compare Vista Alternative School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,350.0% 13.5:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,016.7% 20.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.7%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 68.3%
 

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