Monta Vista High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Fremont Union High
Type Public
 Phone (408)366-7600
 Location 21840 McClellan Rd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
Charter School No

Monta Vista 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 1st in the best public high schools in California.



The Monta Vista High student body is mostly Asian Pacific with a smaller White population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific78.2%1,842
Native American Indian0%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races3.6%86

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 1.6%

1.7% 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, Monta Vista High students are largely wealthy and rank 19th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 3rd in California

Students at Monta Vista High scored an average 94% 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 1.2% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls90% to 94%*95% or more*
Boys90% to 94%*95% or more*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander97%97%
Hispanicless than 50%*50% or more*
Multiracial60% to 79%*80% or more*
White85% to 89%*90% to 94%*
With Disabilites40% to 49%*60% to 79%*
Limited English80% or more*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Monta Vista High students in 2016 was 1411.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 42nd in California

853 out of 1,183 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (72%). 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: 26th in California

Monta Vista High offers 17 AP courses. 47 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 97% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Monta Vista High had 966 taking AP exams with a 896 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 97% percentile and significantly above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 93% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 47% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 27%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 26%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 34%
AP Courses Offered 17

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.2%4
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.1%2

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.3%8


Monta Vista High
21840 McClellan Rd.
Cupertino, CA

10 out of 10 1


Fremont Union High
Sunnyvale, CA