3305 Buckman Springs Rd.
Pine Valley, CA 91962
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Mountain Empire High School serves 389 students in grades 9-12.
Mountain Empire 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 15-19% (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 40-44% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Mountain Empire High School's student population of 389 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
389 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Mountain Empire 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 Mountain Empire High School is 0.58, 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
#7091 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
23:1
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American Indian
5%
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
55%
54%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
34%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
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  
My daughter recently graduated from MEHS, and I cannot say enough good things about this school! I was an involved parent and enjoyed the welcoming environment. I want to point out that you will get so much benefit from being involved and communicating often with the teachers and staff. Everyone at MEHS is so caring and responsive. My daughter had some difficulties and I am just SO grateful that she was surrounded by such a caring team because they were able to reach out to me when they saw something and I was able to reach out to them when I had concerns. Overall, my daughter is a successful young adult because of the compassion and guidance of all the amazing people at MEHS!
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2  
I am an alumni from this school. Most of the teachers were pretty awesome but overall, I feel like this school lacked A LOT. The kids were brats and jerks, some of the teachers weren't very good, the school aids weren't very good. I give it a C-
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 389 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 20% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.58 (Top 50%)

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