PROFICIENCY 23% 41% lower than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #6 of 6 in Lemon Grove
  • Ranked #13 of 13 in La Mesa
  • Ranked #6395 of 10298 in California
Proficiency Averages
30%Lemon Grove
45%La Mesa

Vista La Mesa Academy is a school servicing grades KG to 8 and is located in the district of "Lemon Grove" in La Mesa, CA. There are a total of 659 students and 27 teachers at Vista La Mesa Academy, for a student to teacher ratio of 25 to 1. There are a total of 334 free lunch students and 153 reduced lunch students.

Vista La Mesa Academy has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 22.5%, which is 41% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio25:1
Free lunch334
Reduced lunch153


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Vista La Mesa Academy, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Vista La Mesa Academy race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 11.4% 11.0% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 18.8% 17.2% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 9.7% 6.0% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 53.5% 58.9% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.3% 0.7% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.6% 1.0% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 5.8% 5.4% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Rolando Park Elementary27%0.5San Diego, CA
Elevate Elementary80%0.6San Diego, CA
Helix High54%0.7La Mesa, CA
San Miguel Elementary28%0.9Lemon Grove, CA
Rolando Elementary44%1.1La Mesa, CA
La Mesa Arts Academy53%1.1La Mesa, CA
La Mesa Dale Elementary38%1.1La Mesa, CA
Lemon Grove Academy For The Sciences And Humanities34%1.2Lemon Grove, CA
Darnall Charter29%1.2San Diego, CA
Clay Elementary37%1.3San Diego, CA
Mt. Vernon Elementary34%1.3Lemon Grove, CA
Diego Hills Charter15%1.5San Diego, CA

La Mesa demographics profile

StatisticLa MesaCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)6,50223291
Median age36.636.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%52%55%
Speak English76%56%79%
Speak Spanish14%29%13%

Education level achieved in La Mesa

IndexLa MesaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade89.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school89.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college71.9%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors35.4%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters12.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.7%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.6%1.3%
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