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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Mission Viejo High School is a top rated, public school located in Mission Viejo, CA. It has 2,221 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.

Mission Viejo High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
521 responses
Average ACT
28
228 responses
AP Enrollment
24%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$114,688
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,194
National
$949
Median Home Value
$668,800
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.62 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.62 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 220 responses
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  • Football Games
    24%
  • Dances
    21%
  • Pep Assemblies
    16%
  • Spirit weeks
    10%
  • Shows for the Drama department
    6%
  • Club meetings
    6%
  • Art gallery
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,221
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.70 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.69 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.70 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$100,368
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.98 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.98 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.98 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,149/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.103 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.103 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.103 responses
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Mission Viejo High School Reviews

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I love MVHS! Everyone is really friendly—freshman to seniors—and I always feel welcomed. Our staff is amazing and they really try to build good relationships with the students. There is an abundance of cool classes you can take: art, photography, oceanography, horticulture, and much more! The classes are challenging, but the teachers help so much. Football games are when the whole school becomes one. We have an amazing D-1 football team, and everyone is so spirited and excited every Friday night. Mission Viejo High School has treated me very well over these four years!
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MVHS is an overall great school! The school has a definite school culture and community feel, the campus is nice and large, the sports and arts program are both commendable, and they offer a rigorous academic path through AP and IB classes. On the other side, the student body lacks participation for school spirit days and events, largely because ASB doesn't do a good job of promoting these things. And the school and the svusd district is not very proactive and efficient in taking initiative and making changes.
Mission Viejo has various activities that form strong bonds between students and teachers! I will always remember the friendships and memories formed through the music program at our school. There are all sorts of sports and clubs to explore students interests as well. The teachers at our school are very engaging with our students and have wonderful personalities. Mission Viejo is very respectful towards each other and our wonderful staff! It’s an amazing school to experience high school!