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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Murrieta Valley High School is a highly rated, public school located in Murrieta, CA. It has 2,255 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

Murrieta Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1140
455 responses
Average ACT
26
163 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$84,817
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,694
National
$949
Median Home Value
$390,800
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.51 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.51 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 122 responses
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  • Football games and other spot events
    32%
  • Dances
    18%
  • Pep Rally
    13%
  • Variety Show
    10%
  • ASL Variety Show
    5%
  • Drama Shows
    4%
  • Basketball Game
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,255
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.55 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.55 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.55 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$104,503
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.9%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.71 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.71 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.71 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,586/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.84 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.84 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.84 responses
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Murrieta Valley High School is an okay high school. It has a predominately white student population with other races too. I think the school should listen to the students more in regards to how they think about faculty and if there are any teachers that aren't doing a good job at teaching, like having some type of survey at the end of the year. There also needs to be more activities for students to understand social, economic, and political advantages/disadvantages for people of different races so they can understand and support their fellow students of different races. History classes need to teach real factual US history that isn't cookie cutter on how people of color were affected and the classes need to relate this history to society today. All teachers and faculty need to take a test on biases they have.
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Please do not go to this school. I am a straight-A student and was in AP/IB for all three years I was there. I came in my sophomore year and was disappointed by how stupid all of the teachers were and how disgusting the campus was. The teachers, including some of the AP ones, aren't even educated in the subjects they teach and hate it when kids need tutoring or additional help. A few classrooms were infested with either rats or ants, and the food is practically inedible. Don't even get me started on their band program. They take no pride in any of their school programs, including band, color guard, ASB, robotics, AP, several sports, and especially their foreign language program. It's almost like they are actually TRYING to be the worst at everything...
I will say that their English department is fairly advanced, however, if you don't have a knack for writing, they certainly do not want to teach and you will suffer in that class.
Please, DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL.
The choir program there is absolutely amazing and I made so many wonderful friends and memories during my time there. I can still remember most of the amazing songs we sang even though I graduated in 2017. I miss choir so much but I will be forever greatful for the valuable skills I learned and the amazing memories I made. The independent study program that is offered through the district is also amazing. My teacher is an amazing person! I learned a lot of discipline doing independent study and that has helped me be a better student and overall person.