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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Mountain View High School is a public school located in El Monte, CA. It has 1,347 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 16% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.

Mountain View High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
16%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1080
135 responses
Average ACT
22
39 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$47,121
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,204
National
$949
Median Home Value
$427,400
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
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  • Disneyland Field Trip
    19%
  • Early California Day
    17%
  • Sports
    17%
  • Prom
    12%
  • School dances
    12%
  • Associated Student Body
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,347
Free or Reduced Lunch
93%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,607
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 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
$16,097/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Mountain View High School is an excellent school from my experience. The school, though old, has a big campus and many buildings. There are many extracurricular opportunities and you can even intern at Union Bank if a senior. There are filtered water fountains rather than the nasty ones which are relieving. They even had a new cafeteria built in 2019 and are going to have a renovated track for the field either 2020 or 2021. The only criticism is that when it rains, there are many big puddles of water at the end of the stairs which are needed to reach certain classes. Though other than that, the school is great!
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In being at Mountain View High School these past four years, I truly believe that the friendships I have formed with my peers is what brought me to loving this school even more, and made it more enjoyable for me to attend school everyday. I had some of the most wonderful teachers here from freshmen year to now my senior year who have taught me more than academic subjects but also about life overall. On the other hand, I feel that this school doesn't have enough diversity to represent all ethnic groups to have them be more accepting and comfortable of their identity. I also notice a lack of motivation for the majority of the students at this high school because many of them don't have the idea for the love of learning with not turning in assignments or not paying attention during class. Overall, I think this school has their pleasant qualities that make them a great school and they have the mindset to make changes even though they haven't been fully implemented into the school.
The teachers are amazing first of all, and I love the clubs here, but there are quite a few things that I need to change. For example, since many people at this school sneak drugs into the restroom, many restrooms are closed. While there are already many clubs, I would like to have more, as well as more motivated students who also see this school more than what it is. The teachers here help us as much as they can and I believe students who are enrolling into high school do not see that. They focus on the students and the bad things about the school. We also have amazing programs such as Teacher Prep Academy and the Union Bank, which are major pluses to this school, since many other schools don’t have this nor the opportunity to partake in it. I am lucky to be one of those students that was chosen to participate in these programs/ organizations.