A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
21840 Mcclellan Rd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
Telephone
(408) 366-7600
Website

Monta Vista High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1420
480 responses
Average ACT
32
175 responses
AP Enrollment
47%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
52%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Rallies
    34%
  • Homecoming
    32%
  • Fundraiser
    13%
  • What traditions?
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,357
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,278
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,916/ year
National
$11,890
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses

Monta Vista High School Reviews

303 reviews
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Monta Vista was an extremely academically competitive school, and the workload was heavy for all four years. Although classes were difficult, this high school definitely allowed me to be ready for college; we had many resources, ranging from citation tools to college research. Because this school is located in the Bay Area, the school was consisted largely of Asians, as shown by my mediocre rating for diversity. One negative experience about this school is definitely related to the administration; the people who work in the office are rude, impatient, judgemental, and unfriendly, which is ironic considering their position. Overall, I am pretty happy with the school; as someone more focused on academics and the arts, Monta Vista provided ample resources and a good learning environment.
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Monta Vista is a very top-notch school with a very competitive atmosphere. Although the competition, it is one of the school's reason to why their academics are strong. Some alumnis come back to tell how Monta Vista has prepared them so well because of Monta Vista's academics. However, it is not only the competition which makes the school's academics strong but also the teachers. Without the teacher's dedication and effective teaching style, this school's academics wouldn't be strong at all.
The school overall is nice. It has brick walls, over a hundred clubs, various sports, and facilities with resources. It is pretty much a student's paradise.
The majority of Monta Vista is Asian (mainly Indian, Chinese, Korean), and so their parents tend to bring that stereotypical Asian culture to school. Obviously, it doesn't help that it's in Silicon Valley where nearly everyone is upper middle class and has some background in the high-paying and extremely competitive tech industry. It's almost impossible to avoid the competitive culture, but it pretty much never gets to the point where sabotage happens or friendships are lost. Most of the time students just complain about pressure together, and teachers are constantly reminding students that grades don't matter as much as their parents say they do. The school does a pretty good job of having stress-relieving days every now and then to make school more fun. Despite the fact that there's a white minority at school, there's not really a whole lot of race-based stereotyping, and 99% of the school is accepting of LGBTQ+ students (though sometimes you'll still hear slurs tossed around).