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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Mountain Vista High School is a highly rated, public school located in Highlands Ranch, CO. It has 2,260 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
10585 Mountain Vista Ridge
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Telephone
(303) 387-1500
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Mountain Vista High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1240
239 responses
Average ACT
28
316 responses
AP Enrollment
42%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$111,154
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,574
National
$949
Median Home Value
$407,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 100 responses
Report
  • Basketball and Football games
    23%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Wish week
    12%
  • Musicals
    10%
  • Goldust (end of year choir concert)
    9%
  • Spirit Weeks
    9%
  • Unified Games
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,260
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,944
Teachers in First/Second Year
23%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,273/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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My experience at Mountain Vista High School is something I will remember for a life time. I am very involved in sports and clubs including Track, Cross Country, Student Leadership, FBLA, and Spanish NHS. My mentors and classmates support me and push me to do my best. This school is a village that loves to help each other out. Best years of my life so far!
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Mountain Vista offers something for everyone. Caring, dedicated teachers, great clubs, music, athletics and more! A very collaborative, supportive environment.
The academics here are unparalleled. The teachers are so committed to their areas of teaching, and the amount of academic opportunities (including the vast amount of APs available and any extracurricular imaginable) truly present any type of education a student may desire. The school spirit is absolutely amazing, and we have raised national records for Make A Wish foundation two years in a row so far. The only negative thing about this school is its lack of diversity, with over 80% whites, but that is inevitable in this community.