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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Vista Murrieta High School is a highly rated, public school located in Murrieta, CA. It has 3,554 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.

Vista Murrieta High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1140
711 responses
Average ACT
26
157 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.72 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.72 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 285 responses
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  • Football Games
    16%
  • Sport Rallies
    13%
  • Spirit week
    13%
  • Scholar Bowl
    11%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Mr. Bronco
    10%
  • Homecoming
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,554
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.78 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.78 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.78 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$104,503
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.106 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.106 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.106 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
$11,586/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.110 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.110 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.110 responses
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Vista Murrieta High School Reviews

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Vista Murrieta High School is an incredible school. In terms of academics, the classes are thorough and there are both advanced and college courses for those seeking something more challenging. The teachers are wonderful- lively, fun, and supportive. Class is rarely boring with teachers who truly care. As for culture, we're the most spirited school in the nation. I've never seen a student body more involved, and the turn-out for our football games is crazy! Sports are definitely popular here, as well as clubs and activities. With over 100 clubs, there's something for everyone to get involved in. Vista's students are respectful, positive, and have a strong sense of integrity. I couldn't have asked for a better high school to attend!
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Vista Murrieta High School (VMHS) is a wonderful school with a fantastic community. I have attended this school since freshman year, and I plan to graduate here as well. This school encourages creative expression and hard work while maintaining a fun environment. On my first day as a freshman, an upperclassman told me "Every day at Vista feels like a party." Now, as an upcoming senior, I can confirm that it's true. I have taken rigorous courses while still having an amazing time because the staff and students are so kind and welcoming. The community is incredible. VMHS is diverse and welcomes everybody regardless of race and religion. The students and staff are hardworking and ensure that everybody feels accepted. VMHS' school spirit also exceeds expectations. Our sports games and dances are filled with fun, and every student is filled with school spirit, and love for VMHS as a whole. I could not have asked for a better high school experience.
This school is known to be the most spirited school in the nation. There is a very diverse and inclusive atmosphere- so it's very easy to meet new people or widen your friend circle. The majority of students there either play a sport or get involved somehow with the school (clubs, leadership groups, etc)- there's something for everyone!