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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Mountain View High School is a top rated, public school located in Mountain View, CA. It has 1,898 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
3535 Truman Ave
Mountain View, CA 94040
Telephone
(650) 940-4600
Website

Mountain View High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1330
432 responses
Average ACT
30
198 responses
AP Enrollment
51%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$106,761
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,955
National
$949
Median Home Value
$829,600
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
80%
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 64 responses
Report
  • Dance Spectrum
    17%
  • Sports events
    16%
  • Rally's
    13%
  • Club Arena
    8%
  • Madrigals
    6%
  • Theatre events
    6%
  • Homecoming Picnic
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,898
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$119,633
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.1%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 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
$20,626/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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Mountain View High School Reviews

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Mountain View is a really great school in the area. There is a lot of community among the students, and bullying and underclassmen abuse is far less common than in most high schools. The teachers are generally amazing, and most of the sports teams are very good. Student mental health is a top priority. The school doesn't have much African American representation. Go Spartans!
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MVHS tries really hard to help their students feel more comfortable and less stressed. During finals week and other incredibly stressful times, admin will have Spartan Pause activities around campus. They'll bring in therapy dogs, which of course get swarmed, massage therapists, and food in the morning.

The teachers that I've had are amazing and really want to help you succeed, especially the AP teachers. However, they'll only help you if you ask.

The food is decent, but expensive, which is annoying since the campus isn't in walking distance of any restaurants or shopping centers so unless you have a bike or a car or a friend willing to get you food, you're stuck with school food.
Overall, I have really enjoyed my time at Mountain View! There are definitely challenging classes, especially in the science department, but most of the teachers are very open to helping students outside of class time. There are a good number of advanced courses available, and lots of resources to help students.