Murrieta Valley 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)696-1408
 Location 42200 Nighthawk Way
Murrieta, CA 92562
Charter School No

Murrieta Valley 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 172nd 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 Valley High student body is mainly White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific7.2%176
Native American Indian0.4%10
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.3%7
Two or more races3.2%79

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 10.7%

13.4% 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 Valley High students are largely upper income and rank 135th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
Rank in California
8 out of 10

Students at Murrieta Valley High scored an average 62% 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 15.3% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls40% to 44%*85% to 89%*
Boys45% to 49%*70% to 74%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander50% to 59%*80% to 89%*
Black21% to 39%*60% to 79%*
Hispanic35% to 39%*75% to 79%*
Multiracialless than 50%*50% or more*
White45% to 49%*75% to 79%*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*21% to 39%*
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 Valley High students in 2016 was 1094.

College Admission Test Participation

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

445 out of 1,159 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (38%). College admission testing participation is somewhat above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 28% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

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

Murrieta Valley High offers 12 AP courses. 20 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 46% percentile and about equal to the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Murrieta Valley High had 415 taking AP exams with a 311 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 78% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 75% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 20% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 16%
AP Courses Offered 12

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate15%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.3%8
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%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.5%35


Murrieta Valley High
42200 Nighthawk Way
Murrieta, CA

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Murrieta Valley Unified
Murrieta, CA