Miramonte High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Acalanes Union High
Type Public
 Phone (925)280-3930
 Location 750 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA 94563
Charter School No

Miramonte High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 5th in the best public high schools in California.



The Miramonte High student body is primarily White with a smaller Asian Pacific population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific15.6%180
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.5%6
Two or more races9.1%105

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 1%

0.7% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Miramonte High students are largely wealthy and rank 12th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 28th in California

Students at Miramonte High scored an average 82% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 3.1% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls70% to 74%*85% to 89%*
Boys75% to 79%*85% to 89%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander80% to 89%*80% to 89%*
Hispanic40% to 59%*80% or more*
Multiracial80% or more*80% or more*
White75% to 79%*85% to 89%*
With Disabilites20% or less*21% to 39%*
Limited English--

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Miramonte High students in 2016 was 1285.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 37th in California

400 out of 527 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (76%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 5% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 18th in California

Miramonte High offers 15 AP courses. 46 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 96% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Miramonte High had 465 taking AP exams with a 449 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 98% percentile and significantly above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 97% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 46% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 25%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 23%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 32%
AP Courses Offered 15

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.2%2
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.2%2
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.8%9


Miramonte High
750 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA

10 out of 10 1


Acalanes Union High
Lafayette, CA