Mountain Vista High School

10585 Mountain Vista Ridge,

Highlands Ranch, CO, 80126-

Tel: (303)387-1500
Grades: 9-12

2,032 students

Mountain Vista High School serves 2,032 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the CO average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.
Mountain Vista High School operates within the Douglas County , No. Re 1 School District.
The school district's 98% graduation rate is higher than the CO state average of 78%.

Overview

The student population of 2032 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 94 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,032 students
Mountain Vista High School Total Students (2002-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 94 teachers
Mountain Vista High School Total Classroom Teachers (2002-2012)
Students by Grade Mountain Vista High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 15:1
Mountain Vista High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2002-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
3%
Mountain Vista High School Asian (2002-2012)
Hispanic
10%
32%
Mountain Vista High School Hispanic (2002-2012)
Black
n/a
5%
Mountain Vista High School Black (2002-2012)
White
80%
56%
Mountain Vista High School White (2002-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Mountain Vista High School Sch Ethnicity Mountain Vista High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.35 0.58
Mountain Vista High School Diversity Score (2002-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
34%
Mountain Vista High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
7%
Mountain Vista High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 65,214 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 98% has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Douglas County , No. Re 1 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
82
3
Number of Students Managed 65,214 554
Douglas County  , No. Re 1 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 98% 78%
Douglas County  , No. Re 1 School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $568 MM $7 MM
Douglas County  , No. Re 1 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $607 MM $7 MM
Douglas County  , No. Re 1 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,676 $11,613
Douglas County  , No. Re 1 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,329 $12,022
Douglas County  , No. Re 1 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Rock Canyon High School (2.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Mountain Ridge Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Summit View Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Highlands Ranch Mountain Ridge Middle School
    10590 Monte Vista Way
    Highlands Ranch , CO , 80126
    (303)387-1800
    0.1  mi  |  1017  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Highlands Ranch Summit View Elementary School
    10200 South Piedmont Dr
    Highlands Ranch , CO , 80126
    (303)387-6800
    0.7  mi  |  562  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Highlands Ranch Copper Mesa Elementary School
    3501 Poston Parkway
    Highlands Ranch , CO , 80126
    (303)387-7375
    0.9  mi  |  658  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Highlands Ranch Heritage Elementary School
    3350 Summit View Parkway
    Highlands Ranch , CO , 80126
    (303)387-6725
    1  mi  |  655  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Highlands Ranch Arrowwood Elementary School
    10345 Arrowwood Dr
    Highlands Ranch , CO , 80130
    (303)387-6875
    1.7  mi  |  440  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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