3230 Sweetwater Springs Blvd.
Spring Valley, CA 91977
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Monte Vista High School serves 1,640 students in grades 9-12.
Monte Vista High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Monte Vista High School's student population of 1,640 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 75 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,640 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
75 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Monte Vista High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Monte Vista High School is 0.54, 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
#5600 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
12%
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Hispanic
66%
54%
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Black
10%
5%
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White
13%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Graduation Rate
78%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
17%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
This is an amazing school, and I''m so glad to be a Monte Vista Monarch. Despite criticism from the entire district and their students as being the "ghetto, dangerous, stupid" school we have time and time again shown our dedication to learning as our API score improvement rises farther than anyone else's in the district, more AP students are taken on and pass their respective exams, and improvements are made day in and day out. The teachers, for the most part, care immensely about their students and I''ve seen them far surpass the role of teacher, being there also as a confidant and a tutor, and as amazing role models. Our facilities are top notch, brand new, and incredibly clean, despite budget cuts that cut janitorial requirements. Our programs of preforming arts are also rather large, sporting a band, choir, piano, photography, 3D Design, school newspaper, incredibly theater, spanish and french programs, a spectacular art class, superb ASB and AVID programs, and so much more. We also have an amazing Special Ed program run by Dave Bennett, with brand new buildings, handicap ramps and bathrooms, and accommodations in non special ed classrooms for these amazing students, who are immensely included in every day Monarch life. We have many, many sports, and despite budget cuts, we are ever improving how we preform. Monte Vista is an amazing school. We have the most diverse campus, the most caring teachers, and the most successful anti bullying policies in place. Our clubs work with each other to make our school a better place. This is the school for your child, smart or not so. Hard working or not. We take in okay kids and pop them out great individuals.
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Counselors and staff seem to not care about over all well being of students. Teacher at this school witnessed a student under the influence and did not report it. I thought school officials are mandated reporters? they have said that meth use and prostitution are on the rise at school yet, they do not step in when clear warning signs are present. Truancy seems like no big deal to them and seem like they could care less about the students. Terrible school.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,640 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 78% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.54 (Top 50%)

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