Mountain Heights Academy

Summary:

Mountain Heights Academy is a public high school in San Jacinto, California, serving 145 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the San Jacinto Unified School District, which has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Mountain Heights Academy stands out for its high percentage of Hispanic students (73.79%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 41.96% to 83.36% Hispanic. The school also has relatively high graduation rates, ranging from 78.6% to 99.1% in recent years, and low dropout rates of 0% to 4.3%. However, it faces challenges with a high chronic absenteeism rate of 34.7% to 53.4%, significantly higher than surrounding schools. Academically, the school's test scores in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science are generally lower than the district and state averages, with only 38.78% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in ELA, compared to 55.41% statewide.

While Mountain Heights Academy is part of the San Jacinto Unified School District, it performs significantly worse than other high schools in the district, such as San Jacinto High and Mountain View High, in terms of test scores, graduation rates, and chronic absenteeism. The high percentage of low-income students, with 80.09% to 86.9% receiving free or reduced-price lunch, may be a contributing factor to the school's academic challenges. Addressing these issues could help Mountain Heights Academy better support its diverse student population and improve educational outcomes.


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Public 9-12

 1000 Ramona Blvd.
       San Jacinto, CA  92582-2552


(951) 487-7710

District: San Jacinto Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1528th of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,225 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  27.8 Help
Number of students:  145

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
73.8%
White:
15.2%
African American:
5.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  86.9% Help


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Compare Details Mountain Heights Academy is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.5. (See more...)
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Compare Details Mountain Heights Academy ranks worse than 65.1% of high schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked high schools in the San Jacinto Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.22. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Mountain Heights Academy 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 Heights Academy has the smallest high school student body size in the San Jacinto Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (73.8%), White (15.2%), African American (5.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 86.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mountain Heights Academy is 27.8, which is the highest among 3 high schools in the San Jacinto Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mountain Heights Academy is $11,225, which is the lowest among 3 high schools in the San Jacinto Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Mountain Heights Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Mountain Heights Academy 1528th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Mountain Heights Academy in the ranking list.)

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San Jacinto Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Jacinto Unified 1216th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mountain Heights Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Mountain Heights Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 8.66 2118th 2236 5.3%
2016 15.10 2200th 2497 11.9%
2017 21.19 1986th 2508 20.8%
2018 9.86 2354th 2480 5.1%
2019 23.50 2040th 2715 24.9%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Mountain Heights Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.70 2107th 2230 5.5%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Mountain Heights Academy

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Rank History for all high school students at Mountain Heights Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 45.21 692nd 1901 63.6%
2006 34.14 1003rd 1968 49.0%
2007 14.71 1729th 2063 16.2%
2008 19.64 1557th 2117 26.5%
2009 34.10 1220th 2238 45.5%
2010 25.09 1425th 2281 37.5%
2011 22.45 1560th 2367 34.1%
2012 20.47 1605th 2354 31.8%
2013 20.12 1641st 2426 32.4%
2015 16.54 1551st 1994 22.2%
2016 23.35 1466th 2039 28.1%
2017 13.73 1632nd 2021 19.2%
2018 13.66 1643rd 2017 18.5%
2019 21.32 1589th 2133 25.5%
2022 36.49 1273rd 2123 40.0%
2023 26.22 1521st 2335 34.9%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Mountain Heights Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.45 1476th 1862 20.7%
2019 20.11 1491st 1937 23.0%
2022 38.02 1174th 1943 39.6%
2023 34.05 1296th 2237 42.1%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Mountain Heights Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.38 1522nd 1760 13.5%
2019 19.57 1457th 1833 20.5%
2022 25.24 1383rd 1858 25.6%
2023 20.31 1580th 2106 25.0%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Mountain Heights Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.73 1503rd 1834 18.0%
2019 22.71 1393rd 1880 25.9%
2022 44.31 947th 1916 50.6%
2023 31.34 1291st 2195 41.2%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at Mountain Heights Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.74 1414th 1742 18.8%
2019 21.04 1392nd 1814 23.3%
2022 47.12 892nd 1861 52.1%
2023 38.30 1164th 2132 45.4%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Mountain Heights Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 26 1 10 28 1 n/a n/a 5 71
2006 36 1 0 27 6 n/a n/a 4 74
2007 19 2 1 35 3 n/a n/a 5 65
2008 24 5 1 37 1 n/a n/a 0 68
2009 26 2 2 38 3 0 4 0 75
2010 60 27 6 167 8 1 1 0 270
2011 84 34 4 255 19 5 5 0 406
2012 75 29 2 233 15 7 5 0 366
2013 45 30 2 142 7 5 1 0 232
2014 34 18 1 99 7 4 4 0 167
2015 28 16 2 86 5 2 3 0 142
2016 29 11 1 87 6 0 3 0 137
2017 31 14 1 110 3 0 3 0 162
2018 34 14 1 100 1 0 4 0 154
2019 25 11 1 91 4 1 11 0 144
2020 22 11 1 81 5 2 5 0 127
2021 37 14 4 121 8 1 12 0 197
2022 23 17 3 168 5 0 10 0 226
2023 22 8 0 107 0 0 7 1 145

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 Heights Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 71 n/a n/a 54.5
2006 74 1.0 74.0 20
2007 65 1.0 65.0 0
2008 68 1.0 68.0 32.4
2009 75 1.0 75.0 0
2010 270 1.0 270.0 0.4
2011 406 n/a n/a 25.6
2012 366 8.0 45.6 99.2
2013 232 5.2 44.2 53
2014 167 5.3 31.0 57.5
2015 142 5.0 28.4 57.7
2016 137 5.0 27.4 56.9
2017 162 4.8 33.7 61.7
2018 154 5.2 29.6 68.2
2019 144 5.2 27.6 73.6
2020 127 n/a n/a 69.3
2021 197 6.8 28.5 81.7
2022 226 5.8 38.9 80.1
2023 145 5.2 27.8 86.9

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 Heights Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 71 n/a n/a 54.5
2006 74 1.0 74.0 20
2007 65 1.0 65.0 0
2008 68 1.0 68.0 32.4
2009 75 1.0 75.0 0
2010 270 1.0 270.0 0.4
2011 406 n/a n/a 25.6
2012 366 8.0 45.6 99.2
2013 232 5.2 44.2 53
2014 167 5.3 31.0 57.5
2015 142 5.0 28.4 57.7
2016 137 5.0 27.4 56.9
2017 162 4.8 33.7 61.7
2018 154 5.2 29.6 68.2
2019 144 5.2 27.6 73.6
2020 127 n/a n/a 69.3
2021 197 6.8 28.5 81.7
2022 226 5.8 38.9 80.1
2023 145 5.2 27.8 86.9

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Mountain Heights Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,225

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Mountain Heights Academy

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 1589th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 1521st of 2335 High schools
 9.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mountain Heights Academy)3438.8
 4.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Jacinto Unified)30.738
 7.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Mountain Heights Academy)2.20
 2.2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (San Jacinto Unified)8.57.3
 1.2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (Mountain Heights Academy)9.316.3
 7%
   11th Grade Science (San Jacinto Unified)12.417
 4.7%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%
12th Grade Science (Mountain Heights Academy)5.323.8
 18.6%
   12th Grade Science (San Jacinto Unified)9.313.4
 4.1%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.8
 1.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students144145
 0.7%
African American118
 27.3%
American Indian40
 100%
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic91107
 17.6%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White2522
 12%
Two or More Races117
 36.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients73.6%86.9%
 13.3%


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Students at Mountain Heights Academy are 74% Hispanic, 15% White, 6% African American, 5% Two or more races.

Mountain Heights Academy ranks 1528th of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 145 students attended Mountain Heights Academy.


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