Mar Vista High School

505 Elm Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 91932 | (619) 691-5500
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,775
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4 out of 5 | 11 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 505 Elm Ave., Imperial Beach, CA 91932
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,775
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 86.1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 20.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 951 (53.6%)
  • Females: 824 (46.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 231 (13.0%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 939 (52.9%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1,170 (65.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Mar Vista High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian110.6%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Mar Vista High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade46826.4%
10th Grade46126.0%
11th Grade42223.8%
12th Grade42423.9%
Graduates Information (2010)
Graduation Rate
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Ph.D.
Percent With Master's Degree
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 100.0%
Number of Certificated Staff: 102.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 12.0
Average Age
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4

4 out of 5 | 11 Reviews
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11 reviews for Mar Vista High School

  • Reviewed by Student on October 08, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I think mar vista high is a bad school
    to Go to Iam glad Iam out of there
    that school sucks Iam tell you ok.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on February 25, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am glad to say I have attended this school. Although the school does land in the lower end of the socioeconomic ladder, the education I received was amazing. There are many teachers there that are I.B. residents and who have been there for years. These teachers are obviously not there for the paycheck; they are there because they truly care for the students. Even the head janitor, Francisco, cares for the students. That alone says a lot about the sense of community formed at MVH.

    Many students who graduated from MVH attended or attend a four year university.

    Advance Placement courses are offered, AVID is offered and so are many recreational sports and award winning performing arts clubs.

    The reason I gave a 4 instead of a 5 is because I think they need to put more emphasis and money towards the performing arts rather than the losing programs.

    All-in-all this is a wonderful high school and I recommend it to all.
  • Reviewed by Student on October 30, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Haha, Hi I'm now attending Mar Vista High School, and when i read all of thses things ...' reviews ' sayin so much with gang violence? HAH my but. loool. Mar Vista Is a really good school, it may not be the " BEST " or RICHEST school ever, but the teachers teach an amazing way, i have to admit. Our sport thing is great too( haha except our football team sucks ) :) And We do have clique problems but just the Preppy people :D thats all, :) go mariners! :D ..i just hate the name too.. lol :D
  • Reviewed by Former Student on July 27, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Honestly im a graduate from Mar Vista High and i thought it was a great school. Class of 04..not much gangs in there..i mean a few but what high school doesnt u know..well Go MARINERS!!!!!!!!
  • Reviewed by Student on July 03, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I reccomend southwest high its way better.
    Marvista freaking sucks.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 16, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am a mother of a Special Needs student, and I am pleased with the teacher, and especially the Aides. I do have a major gripe with knowing that our Special Needs classes do not have Air Conditioning for our students, but the rest of the school classrooms do, and that there is Construction about to start, and no mention of installing A.C. to these classes. I've already emailed a News Station and Sweetwater Union District about this Unacceptable issue.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 07, 2009
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Academics are ok with teachers who care. Athletic programs are questionable with coaches collecting a check for the most part. No problems with drugs from this parent but as another review stated it's how you raise your children. Best choice between SW, San Ysidro, and Mar Vista.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 04, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Well theres a drug problem but who cares. My kid is fine. Remember if you raised your kid right theres nothing to worry about.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on January 03, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Of all schools I could have ended up at. Mar Vista IS a gang infested school with no control over the students, and no proper procedures of dealing with gang violence. Students are often segregated and forced to hang out in certain areas of the school despite religion, beliefs, and upbringing. It's not the child who is to blame here. Its the state and what they are doing to prevent such a negative environment.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on January 22, 2007
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Its a huge school with a lot of gang activity and great programs their NJROTC program is phenomenal and one of the best in state.But all in all its not that welcoming of an environment. there's some what of an drug issue. All i recommend is the ROTC program but if u are having trouble deciding between southwest and Mar Vista i would say Mar vista Southwest is double the gang violence double the drug problem and everything else but both schools are a bad choice.

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