About This School
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Alta Vista High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Alta Vista High School had an API growth score of 694 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Alta Vista High School's 2012 base score was 618 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Alta Vista High School had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Alta Vista High School Reviews
I only went to Alta Vista for a short period of time, since I was very sick with Leukemia. However, my experience was great. The teachers were fun & kind, yet got the students to get their work finished and turned in on time, in not earlier. I enjoyed attending this school and wish I could've stayed longer.