Monta Vista High School
Monta Vista High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
- Category Attribute
- Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 1%)
- Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 1%)
- Reading/Language Arts Proficiency Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 1%)
- Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 1%)
Monta Vista High School's student population of 2,370 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 95 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
|Awards||Blue Ribbon School (2008, 2014)|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||2,370 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||95 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
Monta Vista High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
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 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (CA)|
Overall Testing Rank
|#57 out of 9602 schools|
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
|Student : Teacher Ratio||25:1||23:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Fremont Union High School District|
Nearby Public Schools
The nearest high school to Monta Vista High School is Homestead High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is John F. Kennedy Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Abraham Lincoln Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Cupertino Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Grades: K-5 | 595 students
21710 Mcclellan Rd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 252-4798 0.2 K-5 595
- Cupertino John F. Kennedy Middle School Grades: 6-8 | 1,289 student
821 Bubb Rd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 253-1525 0.4 6-8 1,289
- Cupertino Stevens Creek Elementary School Grades: K-5 | 584 students
10300 Ainsworth Dr.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 245-3312 0.9 K-5 584
- Cupertino William Faria Elementary School Grades: K-5 | 691 students
10155 Barbara Ln.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 252-0706 1.1 K-5 691
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 Student/Alumni - nagy_
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 Student/Alumni - guger
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