Vista La Mesa Academy



Vista La Mesa Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Vista La Mesa Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 91
1 90
2 81
3 89
4 74
5 62
6 74
7 58
8 66
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Vista La Mesa Academy is a public elementary school located in La Mesa, CA in the Lemon Grove School District. It enrolls 685 students in grades 1st through 12th. Vista La Mesa Academy is the 1,485th largest public school in California and the 8,345th largest nationally. It has 24.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 685
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 24.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 28
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 8,345th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 1,485th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 3,150th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 1,319th out of 6,159

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Vista La Mesa Academy Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 354
(52%)
1,929
(49%)
 Male 331
(48%)
1,972
(51%)

Vista La Mesa Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 351
(51%)
2,243
(57%)
 Black 130
(19%)
663
(17%)
 White 84
(12%)
470
(12%)
 Asian 60
(9%)
212
(5%)
 Two or More 53
(8%)
256
(7%)
 Pacific Islander 4
(1%)
40
(1%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
17
(0%)

Vista La Mesa Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 355
(52%)
2,212
(57%)
 Not Eligible 168
(25%)
1,014
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 162
(24%)
675
(17%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Vista La Mesa Academy is ranked 1,150th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Vista La Mesa Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (75.5%) is higher than the state average of 58.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Vista La Mesa Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 492
2006 433
2007 387
2008 557
2009 528
2010 677
2011 676
2012 685

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 21.4
2006 19.7
2007 13.8
2008 23.3
2009 25.1
2010 N/A
2011 27
2012 24.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.77845528455285
2006 0.85912240184758
2007 0.94573643410853
2008 0.79892280071813
2009 0.68371212121212
2010 0.99556868537666
2011 0.14201183431953
2012 0.75474452554745

Compare Vista La Mesa Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,450.0% 24.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 75.5%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Vista La Mesa Academy
La Mesa, CA
Public PK - 08 685 24.5:1  
Rolando Park Elementary
San Diego, CA
Public KG - 05 225 15.6:1 1 miles
San Miguel Elementary
Lemon Grove, CA
Public PK - 06 558 28.4:1 1 miles
St John of the Cross School
Lemon Grove, CA
Private PK - 08 585 20:1 2 miles
Christ Lutheran School
La Mesa, CA
Private KG - 08 188 15:1 2 miles
St Martin of Tours Academy
La Mesa, CA
Private PK - 08 284 22:1 2 miles
Blessed Sacrament Parish School
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Private PK - 08 220 13:1 2 miles
Carver Elementary
San Diego, CA
Public KG - 05 231 13.8:1 2 miles
Christian Creative Learning Academy
Lemon Grove, CA
Private PK - 05 80 10:1 2 miles
La Mesa Dale Elementary
La Mesa, CA
Public KG - 06 512 29.8:1 2 miles
Mt. Vernon Elementary
Lemon Grove, CA
Public PK - 06 559 28:1 2 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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