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Avg. test scores 34%
High school dipl. 8%
Bachelors degree 30%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Vista, CA School Districts

      • Vista Unified School District
      • San Marcos Unified School District
      • Lakeside Union Elementary School District

      There are a total of 27 public schools, 11 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools in Vista. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Vista, CA schools is 32%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Vista, CA, an average of 79.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 76.1% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      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.