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About This School

Monte Vista High School is a public high school in Danville. The principal of Monte Vista High School is Janet Terranova, whose e-mail is jterran@srvusd.net. 2,195 children attend Monte Vista High School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Unspecified, and Multiracial. 0.7% of the Monte Vista High School students have "limited English proficiency." 0.9% of the 2,195 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Monte Vista High School is 20:1. San Ramon Valley High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 5%
Unspecified 7% 8%
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 69% 59%
Filipino 2% 3%
Asian 15% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 29861%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.09% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.09% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0.9% 2%
Limited English proficiency 0.7% 5%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Not what it used to be! What a great disappointment this school is now. The aesthetically impressive exterior campus only distracts the public from the monotony that resides within the classrooms. Monte Vista lacks the academic rigor it boasts and employs teachers who deviate from the state approved curriculum and who regularly use profanity in the company of their students. The principal sets the example for inequity from the top down Discipline school sanctioned events conduct enforcement of dress code and behavior code all vary from student to student and there seems to be no clear school-wide expectation. My advice to any parent interested in this school use the "donation" amount you are EXPECTED to provide and apply it to a private education that delivers the product this school falsely advertises.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love MV! All of my teachers really showed they care about us and want us to succeed in college and life beyond. The athletics at this school is excellent as well and going to the football and basketball games are some of the best experiences of my high school experience. The spirit at this school is beautiful. Go to MV if you want to enjoy your high school experience and get a good education at the same time.

  • (3 years ago)

    MV does a good job in preparing students for college. Make sure to watch you child I am a former student (class of 2008) there is a TON of drug abuse. The school is avg. in my opinion. I transferred from a private school in my senior year. I found that the teachers did not care and some were horrible at teaching (especially science department)! Maybe it was a lack of funds for experiments. Overall the other classes were great!

  • (3 years ago)

    We moved here a year ago from another state and though MV has a reputation as an excellent school I must say that we have been generally disappointed. Staff is generally unhelpful downright surly at times. Customer service is non-existent. (I think it's a function of the school being too large -- they can't care about everyone so apparently they don't care about anyone.) More distressing is the quality of teaching -- for example we've experienced foreign language teachers who barely speak or read the language they're teaching. And my student has spent a surprising amount of time watching movies in classes -- all classes it seems -- many of which have nothing to do with course content. They're just wasting time much of the time. My impression is that the school may have once been good but is now just sliding by on reputation.

  • (5 years ago)

    Monte Vista provides exceptional teachers and a variety of classes to suit the interests of a multitude of students. However as a current student there I find that the number of students is overwhelming and the 30 to 1 student to teacher ratio takes away from individualized attention. However aside from the vast amount of people I find that the school does an excellent job in preparing students for what lies ahead in college.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a former student I must say that Monte Vista prepared me very well for College. My teacher's told me that they're goal was to make college easy and they succeeded. I attended the University of California graduating a year early. The teachers are exceptional the programs are extensive and the AP/Honors program cannot be beat. I have seen the education quality in other high schools and have never found one to remotely approach the quality I experienced at Monte Vista. My younger brother is a freshman there this year and he has nothing but good things to say. Excellent job MV!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a sophomore at Monte Vista High. As a minority I find that racism is not a big issue. While the majority of the school is white there is a huge population of East Asians Middle Easterns and Indians that go to Monte Vista and hang out with each other. Some of the teachers are excellent and others not so. If one has a problem however the administration is glad to help and very useful. There are a ton of AP classes and it is very challenging to get into them. With the right work ethic it is easy to succeed but it is just as easy to fail. Monte Vista is a cliquey school so one should choose their friends wisely and be open to everyone else. There are many different clubs and organizations. Overall it's a great school

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two children at this school and I cannot speak highly enough about the teachers at this school. They are awesome. Some of them are demanding and grade harder than others but they all seem to really care about the kids at this school. We came from an expensive private school and my kids did not get half the education they are getting at Monte Vista.

  • (6 years ago)

    this is a good school. that is all there is too it. if you want to succeed you can...but on the other hand it is just as easy to fail. have good friends and youll be ok

  • (7 years ago)

    School's administrators - some are wonderful some are trying to earn their stripes and it shows. Some of the teachers are caring and exceed expectations some are young inexperienced and awful with respect to communication with parents and the general way they treat the kids. We've had a mixed experience here. In the three years my son's attended I can only remember a handful of teachers who were good about communication. In spite of attending back to school night and suppling teachers every fall with e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers to contact us at. Communication is the biggest area for improvement I would like to see the administration work on.

  • (7 years ago)

    MV is very much glorified and all to often the school does not live up to its expectations. Administration is extremley lacking half of teachers and faculty are sensational while the other half are down right awful. Parents are hit up for money constantly. Overall Monte Vista is an OK school but do not let an outstanding API score fool you.

  • (7 years ago)

    I graduated from Monte Vista and attend college in Southern California. This school prepared me extremely well for college and created a positive learning environment. The teachers are approachable and always willing to help. They are also great at sending back e-mail for questions or clarificatons. This is a great school and if you are just moving to Danville or want your child to get a great education Monte Vista is the place to go.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is overall a great school with awesome athletics and people.

  • (7 years ago)

    I currently attend MVHS and it is a wonderful school. It is the best high school in the SRVUSD. The construction on the school will be finished by the next school year for the school will achieve a new building to replace the current portables a new cafeteria a new culinary room and other rooms. The teachers are great and really have the students at best interest. The programs they offer is amazing. The sports programs are fantastic the speech and debate team is one of the best out of San Fransisco. The students are also very clean cut and are well off. There has been issues about too many students at the school but that is because of the new development in Windemere but they are opening a new high school which will reduce the number of lowerclassmen. I hands down reccomend this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I currently attend here and it's an amazing school. Most of the kids here are polite and clean-cut. This year is crowded due to Dougherty Valley but once those kids are gone it will be much better. The teachers I have had are all well-educated and caring. It's so neat because they all seem to have gone to good colleges. The sports are tremendously great. The staff in the office helped me out so much this year it's incredible. The school is unbelievably safe. The list goes on and on. Having said that I'm glad I attend MV.

  • (8 years ago)

    good math english and music program. this school gets strong support from the pta.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent school. Great parental involvement except there could be more direction from the principal.

  • (8 years ago)

    Very goood high school with awesome classese that offer ap and honours classes

  • (8 years ago)

    This was an ok school not to great not to good.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is an OK school the teacher quality is not as high as I expected. Parents are involved.

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