Monta Vista High School

  • Monta Vista High School serves 2,334 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 90% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 94% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

Monta Vista High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Monta Vista High School's student population of 2,334 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 93 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2008, 2014)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,334 students
This chart display total students of Monta Vista High School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Monta Vista High School
Total Classroom Teachers93 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Monta Vista High School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Monta Vista High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Monta Vista High School's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Monta Vista High School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#12 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 1%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
90%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Monta Vista High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Monta Vista High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Monta Vista High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Monta Vista High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 1990-91 school year data.
Asian
80%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Monta Vista High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
2%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Monta Vista High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Monta Vista High School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
White
15%
24%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Monta Vista High School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Monta Vista High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Monta Vista High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.340.64
This chart display the diversity score of Monta Vista High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate≥99%
83%
This chart display graduation rate of Monta Vista High School and public school graduation rate of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Monta Vista High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Monta Vista High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFremont Union High School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

  2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
I attended this school quite a while ago (graduated in 95). I would say that this school is focused on educating its Asian majority, while paying little attention to other races/nationalities. Teachers are given credit for making the school great, while it is the over-educated parents who push their desires and dreams upon their kids... forcing the kids to be like their parents. Monta Vista High is a school where noone fits in, and most students are happy to get the hell out, even if it means finishing 6 months early and starting De Anza College, where the educators are excellent. My ten cents worth. Oh, and I AGREE with the comment above.
- Posted by
2  
I'm not sure how much my opinion of this place matters now as I attended Monta Vista high some 10 years ago, but I cannot say my experiences there were overwhelmingly positive. The Monta Vista staff did little to curb the bullying and taunting of the weaker and more socially awkward kids while I was there. As a child who grew up without the "nicest clothes" or the "coolest haircut", I was constantly put down by other students during my time there. There seemed to be an unspoken necessity for students to "fit in" both academically and socially and for those who didn't fit the typical "Monta Vista" paradigm, life was usually miserable. With that said, I have little to complain about regarding the base academic curriculum there as it did aid me in my engineering coursework during my university years and beyond. But I have to wonder if the academic success at Monta Vista had more to do with the teachers or the parents of the students themselves? Many of these students came into Monta Vista as "ready made" academic stars having been tutored and taught these academic skills from an early age through their "professional parents". If you were to run down the list of parentage, you'd probably find more academic degrees per capita from these parents than you would these teachers. It's for this reason that I wonder if the teaching staff at Monta Vista deserves any credit, if at all? To use a sports analogy, let's say a championship basketball team loses its coach for the upcoming season. The reason for the loss is irrelevant, but what's key here is that this former coach made this team what it is with all the player and personel changes that would entail. Would a new coach therefore, deserve the same credit if he were to guide this same team to a championship in the upcoming season? The Monta Vista High students are analogous to the Championship Basketball Team in this case whereas the teachers are the new coach. How deserving of Monta Vista's academic reputation is this "New Coach"?
- Posted by

Review Monta Vista High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Did your child's school make the list? We cover the latest Blue Ribbon Schools awards given by Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
Your child’s education is not just his teacher’s responsibility. As a parent, you have the ability to supplement your child’s education at home and to help him succeed in school. Read on to learn some tips to help your child make the most of his education in 2020.
Childhood experiences shape who we become as adults, for good and bad. The new Surgeon General of California is pushing for childhood trauma screening in students in the hopes of resolving some of the issues that might later lead to the development of physical and mental health problems.