Q: How did the school end up with so many more students?
A: A variety of factors have contributed to Vista’s enrollment increases, including some of the school’s enrollment and transfer practices over the years:
In 2010, the Board of Education chose to allow students who attend Folsom Hills Elementary and Blanche Sprentz Elementary to choose which middle and high schools they wanted to attend: either Sutter Middle or Folsom Middle, and either Vista del Lago or Folsom High.
At the same time, the Board voted to prohibit new interdistrict (out-of-district) students into Vista del Lago beginning in the 2011-12 school year. However, the school continued for several years to guarantee space for out-of-district students who were previously enrolled at Folsom Middle School.
Additionally, another factor playing a role is new housing development and new residents moving within the school’s boundaries.