Monte Vista High

Overview

Student Enrollment
1,657
Best High School in California
#375
 Rating 6 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Grossmont Union High
Type Public
 Phone (619)660-3000
 Location 3230 Sweetwater Springs Blvd.
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Charter School No

Monte Vista High has an academic rating somewhat above the average for California high schools based on its average test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 375th in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The Monte Vista High student body is mainly Hispanic with a smaller White population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White15.1%250
Black13.4%222
Hispanic58.9%976
Asian Pacific4.3%72
Native American Indian0.6%10
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.8%13
Two or more races6.9%114

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Lower 49.1%

49.5% 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, Monte Vista High students are largely middle income and rank 649th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman365
Sophomore442
Junior374
Senior476
Total1,657

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
42%
Rank in California
579th
Rating
5 out of 10

Students at Monte Vista High scored an average 42% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is about equal to the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 47.1% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls25% to 29%*60% to 64%*
Boys30% to 34%*45% to 49%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*50% or more*
Black20% to 29%*40% to 49%*
Hispanic25% to 29%*50% to 54%*
Multiracialless than 50%*50% or more*
White40% to 49%*60% to 69%*
With Disabilites11% to 19%*11% to 19%*
Limited English11% to 19%*11% to 19%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1047

The average SAT score for Monte Vista High students in 2016 was 1047.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
65%
Rank in California
63rd
Rating
9 out of 10

555 out of 850 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (65%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 7% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
29%
AP Pass Rank in California
416th
AP Pass Rate Rating
5 out of 10

Monte Vista High offers 16 AP courses. 29 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 77% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Monte Vista High had 162 taking AP exams with a 95 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 54% percentile and about equal to the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 59% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 29% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 4%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 3%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 28%
AP Courses Offered 16

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate20%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate21%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate19%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.1%2
Boys0.2%2
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.1%19
Boys0.2%2
Girls2.1%17
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Location

Monte Vista High
3230 Sweetwater Springs Blvd.
Spring Valley, CA
91977
(619)660-3000

7 out of 10 1

District

Grossmont Union High
La Mesa, CA