Vista High School, located in Vista, CA, serves grades 9-12 in the Vista Unified School District. It received a GreatSchool Rating of 6 out of 10
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parentOctober 6, 2006
VHS focuses primarily on it's football program to give the school notoriety. This narrow focus hinders all other areas of academic and extracurricular activities and will continue to limit VHS's ability to provide students the solid base required for college and career opportunities.
parentJuly 14, 2007
For what this school is given, it does well. It has the most AP classes offered in north county as well as IB curriculum. For those students that want their hands held all the way through their senior year, this is not the school for them.
The overcrowding does not lead to a good academic experience overall ... nonetheless, the availability of AP classes makes up for this ... but requires a truly motivated, self-starter ... Parents must be involved!
parentDecember 5, 2007
VHS has 2 separate schools-Honors and everyone else. I am a very involved parent and have fought every year for my student to receive the help she needs. Now we pay for her to receive private classes so she can be ready for college. It is overcrowded. Teachers often accept substandard work.
If you play football it might be a good choice but there are better football programs in the county. The school is overcrowded and the gangs are not getting any better. The AP classes are good but at what cost?