Mountain View High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Mountain View-Los Altos Union High
Type Public
 Phone (650)940-4600
 Location 3535 Truman Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94040
Charter School No

Mountain View 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 35th in the best public high schools in California.



The Mountain View High student body is predominantly White with a sizeable Asian Pacific population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific25.8%473
Native American Indian0.2%3
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander1%18
Two or more races2.3%43

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 11.4%

14.3% 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, Mountain View High students are largely upper income and rank 144th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 90th in California

Students at Mountain View High scored an average 70% 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 8.2% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls75% to 79%*80% to 84%*
Boys55% to 59%*65% to 69%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander75% to 79%*75% to 79%*
Hispanic30% to 34%*45% to 49%*
White75% to 79%*90% to 94%*
With Disabilites11% to 19%*20% to 29%*
Limited English10% or less*11% to 19%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Mountain View High students in 2016 was 1262.

College Admission Test Participation

9 out of 10

Rank: 68th in California

589 out of 909 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 8% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 77th in California

Mountain View High offers 20 AP courses. 41 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 95% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Mountain View High had 627 taking AP exams with a 533 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 92% percentile and significantly above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 85% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 41% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 13%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 15%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 29%
AP Courses Offered 20

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

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

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
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 Students0.1%2
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.2%22


Mountain View High
3535 Truman Ave.
Mountain View, CA

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Mountain View-Los Altos Union High
Mountain View, CA