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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Mesa Verde High School is a public school located in Citrus Heights, CA. It has 939 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
7501 Carriage Dr.
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Telephone
(916) 971-5288

Mesa Verde High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1070
65 responses
Average ACT
23
39 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$51,715
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,048
National
$949
Median Home Value
$218,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • All of them
    69%
  • Rallies
    23%
  • Homecoming
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
939
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,800
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,676/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Mesa Verde High School Reviews

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Mesa is a very nice diverse school. That isn't exactly, "close." I'm never scared of our safety at the school. But I wish there was better clubs and a way to be more involved. Best way I can describe these clubs is it feels raw like there isn't a whole lot going for it besides what you get. Nothing really stands out. We have an amazing quad area that maybe every -any day of the week- they set up tents to recruit and get people involved in more clubs or whatever they want. The academic is the real problem though. I have had a couple teachers where I didn't really feel I learned anything. My teacher gave us a program called Alex and that was it there wasnt a unique guide to it. It was like being homeschooled at a government funded school. It kind of felt like a waste of time. But other than that. My teachers were all amazing funny, very relatable, and they are very cooperative with students. Overall great teachers, bad management of talents.
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I like the people of Mesa Verde High School more than anything else. The campus is average overall and only some of the teachers are great, but those who are make a big difference in the education experience. The diversity on campus is pretty great with strong minority representation and many cultural clubs on-campus also. The sports programs are just okay, but some of the teams like the basketball or volleyball teams are very competitive with other schools. The campus is also very safe snuggled in a suburban neighborhood.
As a current senior, I have seen Mesa Verde transform from a generic high school to a unique community that helps it's students to grow; even in the worst conditions. The food is awful, the funding is pitiful but the staff and the administration keep the school functioning and worth attending. Mesa Verde is surrounded by high schools that are better known, but those schools lack in the charisma Mesa Verde's teachers have as well as their dedication. Not only does the staff continue to support their students and peers, they work everyday to keep their school a safe place.