Vista school information

IndexVistaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores32%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools278,30879,221
Total private schools113,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools41,0857,963
The Vista, CA educational system consists of 27 public schools, 11 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Vista public schools have average test scores of 32% which is 15% lower than than the California average and 34% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Vista public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.1% have completed high school, 21.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Vista are 34% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 27 public schools in Vista.
  • 79.1% of people in Vista have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.1% of people in Vista have completed high school.
  • 21.2% of people in Vista have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Vista

IndexVistaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade79.1%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school76.1%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college53.7%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.3%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Vista (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,76380%63%
Solana Beach, CA13,31274%51%
Fairbanks Ranch, CA2,86474%50%
Carlsbad, CA112,00867%37%
Encinitas, CA62,16067%35%
Vista, CA98,56032%34%

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Renton, WA98,49945%9%
San Angelo, TX98,69462%25%
Albany, NY98,42534%30%
Davie, FL98,71766%35%
Flint, MI98,91824%51%
Vista, CA98,56032%34%
Source: The Vista, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.