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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
    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 2,062 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

Mountain View High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1340
503 responses
Average ACT
30
225 responses
AP Enrollment
51%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$116,178
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,126
National
$949
Median Home Value
$913,000
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.26 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • Dance Spectrum
    17%
  • Sports events
    15%
  • Rally's
    13%
  • Club Arena
    7%
  • Homecoming Picnic
    7%
  • Theatre events
    6%
  • Iwata
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,062
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$126,499
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.1%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 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
$23,719/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
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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 was quite a unique high school to attend, considering that it was in the heart of Silicon Valley. I came to appreciate this once I started attending college and comparing my experience with that of my peers. For one, classes were challenging, students were motivated, and teachers encouraged a pursue of higher education. AP classes were quite common and there were quite a lot of opportunities for those pursuing a career in STEM. For those on the artsier side, there was the opportunity to attend Freestyle. This was a program that taught photography, graphic design, film, and other forms of creative expression. Very well funded, this was a highlight of my high school experience because we had state of the art equipment and the teachings were very student-specific.
The Mountain View High School administration and staff members provide great support for their students. On campus we have a variety of counseling services, de-stressing events organized by the staff and parents, good academic support, and easy communication among each other. In addition, our campus is very diverse and has opportunities for people who have all kinds of interests. It is very easy to join a club or start one yourself if you want to explore that interest more, and everyone if very encouraging and welcoming.