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2019–2020 School Accountability Report Card
About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2020–2021)
Last updated: 1/14/2021
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2020–2021)
Located in the city of Cupertino in the heart of Silicon Valley, Monta Vista High School was built in 1969. It has consistently been ranked as one of the top comprehensive high schools in Santa Clara County, in California and in the nation. Monta Vista currently serves approximately 2,025 students in grades 9-12. Nearly 100 percent of our students graduate, and almost 98 percent will attend college after graduation. Monta Vista has been both a California Distinguished School (2006, 2012 and 2019) and a National Blue Ribbon School (2008 and 2014). For the last five years, Monta Vista has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 100 high schools in the nation.
Monta Vista High School has a reputation for rigorous academics and an extensive, dynamic elective program. We are proud of the comprehensive education offered to our students, helping them achieve our vision, “Graduates of Monta Vista High School become informed, ethical and active citizens; knowledgeable, self-directed workers; discerning participants in the arts; and lifelong learners in the pursuit of personal excellence who can adapt to the challenges of the future.”
Curriculum is aligned to the California State Standards and Monta Vista High School’s Learning Goals. To help all students achieve their academic potential, Monta Vista enriches its comprehensive curricula with 27 Advanced Placement and Honors classes in seven curricular areas, special day classes for our special education students, sheltered and EL classes for our English learners, AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination), and a wide range of elective choices. We are committed to our belief in “Educating Every Child and Educating the Whole Child.”
Extracurricular activities abound, with more than 85 student-run clubs. Link Crew involves approximately 150 students “linking” new students to the campus, helping with the transition to high school and focusing on making high school a positive experience for all students. Monta Vista offers two Challenge Days per year. The Challenge Day program helps bridge communication barriers, increase connectedness and develop appreciation with members of the campus. Monta Vista is also part of the Stanford University Challenge Success program, working with similar schools regarding strategies for developing a healthy definition of success, and supporting parents, students and staff in working toward that goal.
The strong parental support and outstanding early education provided by the Cupertino Union School District provides the foundation for Monta Vista students to achieve at very high levels. Parents provide time and monetary support through PTSA, booster organizations and various volunteer opportunities. We are extremely fortunate to be part of a community that supports education so generously.
In March 2020, the school district moved to a remote learning schedule in accordance with the County Stay-At-Home orders.
Last updated: 1/29/2021
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2019–2020)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/29/2021
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2019–2020)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||0.30 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.00 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||3.60 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.20 %|
|Two or More Races||4.70 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||4.90 %|
|English Learners||3.50 %|
|Students with Disabilities||2.80 %|
|Foster Youth||0.00 %|