Miramonte is a very academically focused school. As a student, I definitely feel like enjoyment has been pushed out in favor of high rankings and grades. Most students take APs, and grade competition is intense. Getting consistent and ample amounts of sleep is rare. The administration is generally efficient and good, however it did not respond well to the intruder alert that happened 2 years ago, with students confused over the vague instructions that came over the speakers. Diversity isn't that great; the majority of the school is white, with most minorities Asian. Even with its faults, Miramonte has prepared me well for college.