Mountain View High

Public 9-12

 3535 Truman Ave.
       Mountain View, CA  94040-4559


(650) 940-4602

District: Mountain View-Los Altos Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
44th of 2,346 California High Schools


Feeder schools for Mountain View High:

Elementary:    Amy Imai Elementary
    Benjamin Bubb Elementary
    Edith Landels Elementary
    Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary
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Middle:    Crittenden Middle
    Georgina P. Blach Junior High
    Isaac Newton Graham Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  19.0 Help
Number of students:  2,220

Racial breakdown:

White:
36.3%
Asian:
27.6%
Hispanic:
22.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  12.7% Help


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Compare Details Mountain View High ranks better than 98.1% of high schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked high schools in the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.44. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Mountain View High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Mountain View High has the largest high school student body size in the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District. Student population at Mountain View High is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (36.3%), Asian (27.6%), Hispanic (22.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 12.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mountain View High is 19, which is the highest among 3 high schools in the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District! (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Mountain View High:

SchoolDigger ranks Mountain View High 44th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Mountain View High in the ranking list.)

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Mountain View-Los Altos Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Mountain View-Los Altos Union High 363rd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mountain View High

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Rank History for all students at Mountain View High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 72.06 157th 1653 90.5%
2005 69.74 257th 1901 86.5%
2006 73.24 223rd 1968 88.7%
2007 69.22 272nd 2063 86.8%
2008 74.59 195th 2117 90.8%
2009 75.41 184th 2238 91.8%
2010 69.67 302nd 2281 86.8%
2011 73.66 236th 2367 90.0%
2012 72.08 260th 2354 89.0%
2013 65.74 400th 2426 83.5%
2015 93.17 121st 1994 93.9%
2016 91.91 144th 2039 92.9%
2017 95.00 77th 2021 96.2%
2018 94.82 88th 2017 95.6%
2019 96.79 61st 2133 97.1%
2021 97.00 33rd 1290 97.4%
2022 97.80 49th 2123 97.7%
2023 97.44 44th 2335 98.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Mountain View High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.28 34th 366 90.7%
2019 91.18 18th 422 95.7%
2022 96.94 3rd 515 99.4%
2023 95.04 14th 780 98.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Mountain View High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.82 146th 938 84.4%
2019 48.19 312th 941 66.8%
2022 72.48 95th 1044 90.9%
2023 57.28 172nd 1315 86.9%
See the entire list of Best California High Schools for English Language Learner Students!

Rank History for Special Education students at Mountain View High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 81.30 111th 1539 92.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Mountain View High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.50 447th 1862 76.0%
2019 73.79 402nd 1937 79.2%
2021 81.18 172nd 1126 84.7%
2022 71.37 419th 1943 78.4%
2023 77.54 311th 2237 86.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Mountain View High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.16 95th 1760 94.6%
2019 96.42 52nd 1833 97.2%
2021 95.92 33rd 1054 96.9%
2022 97.15 47th 1858 97.5%
2023 97.39 36th 2106 98.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Mountain View High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.43 18th 1052 98.3%
2019 91.88 63rd 1117 94.4%
2022 93.25 59th 1161 94.9%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Mountain View High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 90.01 11th 168 93.5%
2023 91.29 15th 233 93.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Mountain View High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.17 90th 1834 95.1%
2019 96.27 70th 1880 96.3%
2021 97.64 27th 1122 97.6%
2022 98.07 49th 1916 97.4%
2023 96.87 58th 2195 97.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Mountain View High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.58 48th 581 91.7%
2019 88.04 44th 582 92.4%
2022 89.03 32nd 581 94.5%
2023 88.95 27th 727 96.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Mountain View High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.92 473rd 1742 72.8%
2019 80.68 257th 1814 85.8%
2022 80.43 260th 1861 86.0%
2023 78.21 275th 2132 87.1%
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Rank History for White students at Mountain View High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.37 27th 1173 97.7%
2019 96.63 17th 1222 98.6%
2022 97.92 12th 1204 99.0%
2023 95.71 21st 1424 98.5%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Open Quote I am a student at Mountain View High School, and can confidently say that I am so glad I go here. The teachers are so dedicated and caring towards the education and well-being of their students. The students are so welcoming and kind. I've never seen or heard of any issues of bullying, fighting, etc. MVHS has such a positive vibe all around. Although our academics require hard work, our curriculum and teachers are understanding and allow for students to make amendments to schedules if necessary. I honestly love coming to school and seeing all of my classmates everyday. Lastly, we may not be known as the most spirited school in the area, but that is steadily improving! Students are heavily involved in sports, arts, academics, and other social events! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Mountain View High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 859 78 248 113 1 n/a n/a 0 1299
1989 814 71 248 117 1 n/a n/a 0 1251
1990 817 71 249 139 2 n/a n/a 0 1278
1991 806 81 268 162 3 n/a n/a 0 1320
1992 840 82 254 169 2 n/a n/a 0 1347
1993 810 76 258 210 4 n/a n/a 0 1358
1994 747 81 265 224 3 n/a n/a 0 1320
1995 731 51 295 246 5 n/a n/a 0 1328
1996 731 51 295 246 5 n/a n/a 0 1328
1997 741 71 287 232 4 n/a n/a 0 1335
1998 705 51 310 226 3 n/a n/a 0 1295
1999 713 52 304 240 6 n/a n/a 0 1315
2000 730 52 304 209 2 n/a n/a 30 1327
2001 777 45 292 226 2 n/a n/a 28 1370
2002 844 46 361 225 9 n/a n/a 59 1544
2003 844 46 361 225 9 n/a n/a 59 1544
2004 883 50 357 220 5 n/a n/a 162 1677
2005 940 57 358 256 6 n/a n/a 149 1766
2006 922 53 355 274 7 n/a n/a 180 1791
2007 924 41 347 253 7 n/a n/a 200 1772
2008 926 31 326 241 3 n/a n/a 0 1527
2009 945 36 360 271 3 10 186 0 1811
2010 1004 52 420 319 6 13 13 0 1827
2011 994 51 430 301 6 18 16 0 1816
2012 968 38 446 342 5 20 28 0 1847
2013 940 30 458 372 5 13 33 0 1851
2014 902 36 459 384 3 14 40 0 1838
2015 872 30 473 397 3 18 43 0 1836
2016 867 26 489 405 2 14 68 0 1871
2017 834 36 476 424 2 12 128 0 1912
2018 822 28 502 442 1 11 163 0 1969
2019 821 33 502 479 1 6 220 0 2062
2020 849 33 533 500 2 7 259 0 2183
2021 897 29 585 490 2 9 241 4 2257
2022 874 37 607 532 5 8 240 13 2316
2023 805 31 613 509 1 10 234 17 2220

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Mountain View High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1299 60.2 21.5 n/a
1989 1251 59.4 21.0 n/a
1990 1278 64.3 19.8 n/a
1991 1320 63.6 20.7 n/a
1992 1347 64.6 20.8 18.6
1993 1358 62.4 21.8 16.3
1994 1320 63.5 20.8 15.8
1995 1328 65.1 20.4 15.2
1996 1328 65.1 20.4 15.2
1997 1335 63.7 21.0 10.3
1998 1295 64.3 20.1 13
1999 1315 62.7 21.0 13
2000 1327 65.4 20.3 9.1
2001 1370 67.8 20.2 8.5
2002 1544 73.7 20.9 9.9
2003 1544 73.7 20.9 9.9
2004 1677 80.2 20.9 11.7
2005 1766 81.4 21.7 12.6
2006 1791 83.2 21.5 12.7
2007 1772 81.3 21.8 9.4
2008 1527 93.8 16.3 7.3
2009 1811 84.7 18.8 11.3
2010 1827 89.2 20.4 14.6
2011 1816 n/a n/a 14.6
2012 1847 88.7 20.8 7.7
2013 1851 88.5 20.9 16.7
2014 1838 88.8 20.6 16.2
2015 1836 96.0 19.1 17.2
2016 1871 93.0 20.1 14.5
2017 1912 96.9 19.7 14.1
2018 1969 102.7 19.1 17.2
2019 2062 108.1 19.0 15.4
2020 2183 n/a n/a 14.5
2021 2257 114.4 19.7 9.9
2022 2316 121.7 19.0 10.4
2023 2220 116.2 19.0 12.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Mountain View High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1299 60.2 21.5 n/a
1989 1251 59.4 21.0 n/a
1990 1278 64.3 19.8 n/a
1991 1320 63.6 20.7 n/a
1992 1347 64.6 20.8 18.6
1993 1358 62.4 21.8 16.3
1994 1320 63.5 20.8 15.8
1995 1328 65.1 20.4 15.2
1996 1328 65.1 20.4 15.2
1997 1335 63.7 21.0 10.3
1998 1295 64.3 20.1 13
1999 1315 62.7 21.0 13
2000 1327 65.4 20.3 9.1
2001 1370 67.8 20.2 8.5
2002 1544 73.7 20.9 9.9
2003 1544 73.7 20.9 9.9
2004 1677 80.2 20.9 11.7
2005 1766 81.4 21.7 12.6
2006 1791 83.2 21.5 12.7
2007 1772 81.3 21.8 9.4
2008 1527 93.8 16.3 7.3
2009 1811 84.7 18.8 11.3
2010 1827 89.2 20.4 14.6
2011 1816 n/a n/a 14.6
2012 1847 88.7 20.8 7.7
2013 1851 88.5 20.9 16.7
2014 1838 88.8 20.6 16.2
2015 1836 96.0 19.1 17.2
2016 1871 93.0 20.1 14.5
2017 1912 96.9 19.7 14.1
2018 1969 102.7 19.1 17.2
2019 2062 108.1 19.0 15.4
2020 2183 n/a n/a 14.5
2021 2257 114.4 19.7 9.9
2022 2316 121.7 19.0 10.4
2023 2220 116.2 19.0 12.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Mountain View High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 61st of 2133 High schoolsRanks 44th of 2335 High schools
 1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mountain View High)82.985.3
 2.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mountain View-Los Altos Union High)82.683
 0.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Mountain View High)71.469.4
 2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Mountain View-Los Altos Union High)68.868
 0.8%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Mountain View High)68.968.2
 0.7%
   12th Grade Science (Mountain View-Los Altos Union High)64.868.5
 3.6%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students20622220
 7.7%
African American3331
 6.1%
American Indian11
Asian502613
 22.1%
Hispanic479509
 6.3%
Pacific Islander610
 66.7%
White821805
 1.9%
Two or More Races220234
 6.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients15.4%12.7%
 2.8%


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Students at Mountain View High are 36% White, 28% Asian, 23% Hispanic, 11% Two or more races, 1% African American.

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In the 2022-23 school year, 2,220 students attended Mountain View High.


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