School Profile

Principal, Ben Clausnitzer

21840 McClellan Road, Cupertino, CA 95014

Phone: 408-366-7600 Fax: 408-252-1519

www.mvhs.fuhsd.org 

CEEB Code: 053466

Monta Vista High School opened in 1969 and continues to be one of the top comprehensive high schools in California and the United States. Students have a full range of academic, extra-curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Approximately 97% of our student body will attend college after graduation. Monta Vista has been both a California Distinguished School and a National Blue Ribbon award winner, and has been recognized by Newsweek and US News and World Report for its outstanding student success. The most recent Newsweek ranked Monta Vista #18 nationally. A teaching staff of about 110 and a support staff of 40 provide an environment that is both academically challenging and culturally enriching.

Enrollment

Total Enrollment 2017-2018

2380

Class of 2018

601

Asian

83%

White

13%

Other (African American, Latino, Native American)

4%

Percent Limited English

3%

College Going Rates

College Bound Students (Class of 2017): 527 (97% of the graduating class of 541, based on students requesting final transcripts to be sent)

  • 4 Year College/University: 497 (89% of the college bound students)
  • 2-Year College: 63 (11% of the college bound students)
  • University of California: 39% (of 473)
  • Calif. Private Colleges/Universities: 10% (of 473)
  • California State Universities: 15% (of 473)
  • Out of State Colleges/Universities: 35% (of 473)
  • Out of Country: 1% (of 473)

College Admissions Test Scores

SAT Scores Class of 2016

% of Seniors who took SAT: 77%

Mean

Reading

Writing

Math

MVHS 659 679 713
District 616 630 668
State 484 477 494

National Merit Program: Class of 2018

Semifinalists: 54 Commended: 95

Advanced Placement Testing Results (May 2017)

Number of exams: 2958 tests taken by 1145 students

Scoring 3 or higher: 92%

Scoring 5: 45%

Decile & GPA Range

Decile and GPA Range for 601 students in class of 2018

Decile GPA Range
1 4.00 - 3.97
2 3.96 - 3.89
3 3.88 - 3.79
4 3.78 - 3.69
5 3.68 - 3.60
6 3.59 - 3.45
7 3.44 - 3.32
8 3.31 - 3.14
9 3.13 - 2.85
10 2.84 - below

Notes: MV does not weight GPAs and does not rank its students. Due to budgetary constraints, FUHSD students are generally limited to one course per subject area per year. Monta Vista High School offers open access to Honors and AP courses.

Graduation Requirements

Subject Credits

English (4 years)

40

Social Studies (3 years)

30

Mathematics (2 years)

20

Physical Education (2 years)

20

Science (2 years)

20

Electives

70

Plus 10 credits in 2 of the following 3 areas:

 

Modern Language (1 year)

10

Applied Academics (1 year): includes Business, Engineering Tech, Industrial Tech, Multi Media, Work Experience

10

Fine Arts (1 year): includes all courses in Art, Music and Drama

10

Total Credits

220

 

Advanced Placement Testing

May 2017

Test Taken

Number of Tests

Percentage pass rate

Biology

235

90%

Calculus AB

216

89%

Calculus BC

169

99%

Chemistry

179

94%

Chinese Lang/Cult

137

100%

Comp Sci A

164

98%

Comp Sci Principles

64

97%

Econ Macro

302

78%

Econ Micro

43

79%

Eng Lang/Comp

260

97%

Eng Lit/Comp

67

97%

Env. Science

73

74%

French Lang

36

100%

Gov&Politics: US

104

92%

Japanese Lang

12

100%

Physics 1

231

89%

Physics 2

7

100%

Physics C-Elec/Mag

60

100%

Physics C-Mechanics

59

100%

Spanish Lang

62

100%

Statistics

245

82%

US History

164

98%

College Matriculation

Class of 2017

California Private Colleges/Universities 

(besides our University of California, California State University and Community College students)

 

Art Center College of Design

Azusa Pacific

Biola University

Cal Baptist

California College of the Arts

Cal Tech

Chapman College

Claremont McKenna

Dominican University

Harvey Mudd

Loyola Marymount

Menlo College

Occidental College

Santa Clara University

Scripps

St. Mary’s

Stanford University

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

Univ. of Southern California

Univ. of the Pacific

 

Out-of-State Colleges and Universities 

(not a complete listing)

 

Baylor University

Boston University

BYU

Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western

Columbia University

Culinary Institute Hyde Park NY

Drexel University

Duke

Fashion Inst of Technology NY

Georgetown

Harvard College

Johns Hopkins University

Lewis and Clark

MIT

NYU

Princeton University

Purdue

Ringling College of Art & Design

The George Washington Univ.

Univ. of Illinois U-C

University of Michigan

University of Puget Sound

UNC Chapel Hill

University of Washington

Villanova

Washington Univ .St. Louis

Yale

Student Government & Clubs

An active Associated Student Body, 85+ school clubs, and special interest organizations provide a myriad of opportunities for Monta Vista students to become active in their school and in the community. Although volunteer hours are not a requirement of graduation, the vast majority of our students contribute many hours to our community, outside organizations and various social causes, both local and far-reaching.

A partial list of organizations includes: ASB government, class government, Music (marching band, jazz band, orchestra, chamber orchestra, choir, elite mixed ensemble), Speech and Debate, Journalism, Yearbook, Key Club, Interact and Octagon (service clubs), Future Business Leaders of America, DECA, California Scholarship Federation, National Honor Society, Spanish and French Honor Societies, Dance team, Cheerleading and Color Guard, Drama, Mock Trial, Robotics and Amnesty International.

Monta Vista students also participate in a full range of competitive athletics.