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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Mission Hills High School is a highly rated, public school located in San Marcos, CA. It has 2,522 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Mission Hills High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1150
405 responses
Average ACT
24
156 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$70,417
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,446
National
$949
Median Home Value
$455,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.55 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.55 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 152 responses
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  • Football games
    24%
  • School Spirit Week
    18%
  • Basketball games
    13%
  • Dance Shows
    13%
  • Grizzly games
    12%
  • Grizzly Idol
    7%
  • Pep Rallies!!!
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,522
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.63 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.63 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.63 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,903
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.5%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.77 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.77 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.77 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,060/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.84 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.84 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.84 responses
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Mission Hills High School Reviews

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Mission Hills High School is an excellent school with teachers and staff that care about each students education. The teachers are energetic and excited to teach most days. Sports and Clubs are highly represented and offer an activity for whether it is the outstanding football team or the Iron Kodiaks robotics team, or the emerging Marching Band. Mission Hills teaches students not only school subjects but life lessons too. Through Career Technical Education students are taught the beginnings of a career in Computer Science, Cooking, and Criminal Justice. Almost all activities around the school are all-inclusive and open to growth.
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Mission Hills High School provided me with a unique high school experience. While being home to the grizzlies, our football team and sports culture unites the school every Friday night through energetic chants and maintaining a spot in the Growl Crowd (Student Section). This positive energy transfers over to all of our excellent sports teams at Mission Hills. The teachers, students, and staff are all participants of the positive vibes and attitude our school has. The teachers provide an excellent source of energy when the students are academically trying their best to succeed, the staff is ready and prepared to answer and advise the students on what is best for their future, and the students provide a handful of different personalities for the teachers.
My experience at MHHS has been amazing! The school spirit is above and beyond, which has made my academic journey a very enjoyable one. I am involved in many of the 50+ clubs as well as performing arts. I wouldn’t change anything, and can’t wait to have a great senior year and create a legacy at this school.