Murrieta Mesa High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Murrieta Valley Unified
Type Public
 Phone (951)677-0568
 Location 24801 Monroe Ave.
Murrieta, CA 92562
Charter School No

Murrieta Mesa High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 227th in the best public high schools in California.

Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.

Racial Demographics

The Murrieta Mesa High student body is predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific7.6%166
Native American Indian0.7%16
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.4%9
Two or more races5.3%117

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 18.9%

22.1% 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, Murrieta Mesa High students are largely upper income and rank 240th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
Rank in California
7 out of 10

Students at Murrieta Mesa High scored an average 57% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 21.7% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls35% to 39%*80% to 84%*
Boys40% to 44%*70% to 74%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander40% to 59%*70% to 79%*
Black20% to 29%*50% to 59%*
Hispanic30% to 34%*70% to 74%*
Multiracial21% to 39%*60% to 79%*
White45% to 49%*85% to 89%*
With Disabilites10% or less*11% to 19%*
Limited Englishless than 50%*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Murrieta Mesa High students in 2016 was 1049.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
Rank in California
8 out of 10

471 out of 1,031 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (46%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 19% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
AP Pass Rank in California
AP Pass Rate Rating
6 out of 10

Murrieta Mesa High offers 18 AP courses. 19 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 44% percentile and slightly below the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Murrieta Mesa High had 303 taking AP exams with a 200 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 67% percentile and somewhat above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 66% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 19% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 5%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 17%
AP Courses Offered 18

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate18%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate21%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate15%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students1.8%40
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 Students1.3%28
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.9%63


Murrieta Mesa High
24801 Monroe Ave.
Murrieta, CA

9 out of 10 1


Murrieta Valley Unified
Murrieta, CA