Vista Murrieta High

Overview

Student Enrollment
3,456
Best High School in California
#297
 Rating 7 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Murrieta Valley Unified
Type Public
 Phone (951)894-5750
 Location 28251 Clinton Keith Rd.
Murrieta, CA 92563
Charter School No

Vista Murrieta High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and low AP course participation. It is ranked 297th 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 Vista Murrieta High student body is predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White39.3%1,358
Black7.8%269
Hispanic32.2%1,114
Asian Pacific12.6%435
Native American Indian0.4%14
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander1.2%42
Two or more races6.5%224

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 16.2%

18.5% 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, Vista Murrieta High students are largely upper income and rank 206th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman891
Sophomore934
Junior877
Senior740
Total3,456

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
56%
Rank in California
281st
Rating
7 out of 10

Students at Vista Murrieta High scored an average 56% 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 23.4% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls35%80%
Boys34%71%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander50% to 54%*80% to 84%*
Black25% to 29%*65% to 69%*
Hispanic25% to 29%*65% to 69%*
Multiracial30% to 39%*80% to 89%*
White37%78%
With Disabilites10% or less*30% 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
1079

The average SAT score for Vista Murrieta High students in 2016 was 1079.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
32%
Rank in California
402nd
Rating
5 out of 10

515 out of 1,617 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (32%). College admission testing participation is slightly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 42% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
18%
AP Pass Rank in California
227th
AP Pass Rate Rating
7 out of 10

Vista Murrieta High offers 17 AP courses. 18 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 36% percentile and somewhat below the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Vista Murrieta High had 509 taking AP exams with a 367 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 75% percentile and somewhat above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 72% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 18% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 5%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 3%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 17%
AP Courses Offered 17

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.9%32
Boys1.2%20
Girls0.7%12
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

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

Expulsion Rate

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

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.1%2
Boys0.1%2
Girls0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1%35
Boys1.4%23
Girls0.7%12

Location

Vista Murrieta High
28251 Clinton Keith Rd.
Murrieta, CA
92563
(951)894-5750

8 out of 10 1

District

Murrieta Valley Unified
Murrieta, CA