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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Mira Mesa High School is a highly rated, public school located in San Diego, CA. It has 2,424 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
10510 Reagan Rd
San Diego, CA 92126
Telephone
(858) 566-2262

Mira Mesa High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1170
301 responses
Average ACT
25
52 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$96,593
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,957
National
$949
Median Home Value
$435,950
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 192 responses
Report
  • World Fair
    18%
  • There are lot of events at MMHS that are memorable
    17%
  • Grad night
    17%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Prom
    6%
  • The Pep rally was always fun.
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,424
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.57 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.57 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.57 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,852
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.76 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.76 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.76 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,540/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.82 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.82 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.82 responses
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Mira Mesa High School Reviews

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Mira Mesa has some very notable teachers and have a variety of AP classes and have partnered with Miramar College to provide more opportunities for students. The resources are average; the technology , such as iPads, are poor due to crashing which sometimes interfere with progress on class assignments, but every classroom has internet access. The school promotes an academic environment; many teachers offer morning, lunch, and after school tutoring. The school has a good sports and music program ,as the music students went to Carnegie hall to perform. Mira Mesa high school promotes college readiness by informing about SAT, FASFA, AP classes, and scholarship opportunities, but could do better in bringing awareness of what to expect from colleges and applications early on in high school so students could use the information to help decide their classes during their high school years.
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I've had tons of great memories here for the past four years! The music program in Mira Mesa is fantastic, tons of great opportunities, such as performing in the Kennedy Center AND Carnegie Hall, Marching down the Rose Bowl Parade, and the annual casual performance at California Disneyland! Aside from the music we produce here in Mira Mesa, I would say the teachers are the BEST thing on the campus; all the teachers I've had were so easy to talk to and be friends with, and if you are stressed or feeling overwhelmed, feel free to tell them about it, they will definitely help you through it! With everything above being said, I don't actually love everything about this school... the dances could've been better, and so could the rallies. Oh and I really wish that some of the facilities were more available for students, for example, the field is not open to non-athletes AT ALL. But overall, great experience, super friendly people!
Interesting School! Some teachers were fantastic some weren't however I learned a lot and established connections with good people there and engaged in fun clubs. I was shy though willing so it was not hard to meet nice people and usually those who aren't nice you'll know right away to not talk to them...and that goes for both staff and students.