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About This School

Mira Mesa High School is a public high school in San Diego. The principal of Mira Mesa High School is Scott Giusti and can be contacted at sgiusti@sandi.net. 2,637 children attend Mira Mesa High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Multiracial. 9% of the Mira Mesa High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 53% of the 2,637 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Mira Mesa High School is 23:1. Trace 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
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 13%
Asian 47% 9%
Multiracial 4% %
Filipino 30% 7%
Hispanic 22% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 25%
Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 129055%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.5%
Unspecified 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 63%
Limited English proficiency 9% 29%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    school is good..and teachers are very supportive to students..will give home works..my son is doing his 11th grade ..my son says his science teacher teaches excellent maths teacher teaches good..but he use to always appreciate science teacher.

  • (6 months ago)

    This school is just unorganized when it comes to office maintenance. I was being transferred into this school and I was not helped at all the first day of school. The office was in chaos and the staff was just rude. The attendance clerk is just rude and very sarcastic. The security staff just rides around in their golf carts not actually helping anyone. The system and campus is in chaos and possibly ruins. The biggest regret being transferred into this high school. The teachers are perfectly fine the rest of school... Let's just say MMHS isn't the best.

  • (7 months ago)

    This school offers a full variety of academic programs and resources including a long list of AP courses available beginning in 9th grade. Several languages are offered; my child is currently in Spanish 5-6. There are more than 16 sports and 53 clubs plus band ASB theater etc. The community is also very supportive of the school. My student is a sophmore and so far has been very successful both academically and socially. He plays sports is in AP classes does community service through the school and attends many of the additional activities they offer. This is a well rounded diverse high achieving resource filled school.

  • (9 months ago)

    This is an amazing school! It offers a large number of diverse activities that make individuals well rounded. They have obtained the perfect balance of academics and extra curricular thus producing successful educated well rounded people who simultaneously have friends and lives. Although this school is roughly 40 API points lower than Scripps Ranch High School it is much more school-like and way less life-less. Not to mention the fact that all of the staff are caring individuals who care about the students' success.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school needs to adhere to the Educational Guide Lines set up for students with learning disabilities. If you have a child with a Learning Disability this is definitely NOT the school for them. There does not seem to be any teachers at the school who have had special training in dealing with kids with this challege. These children learn differently than most children and teachers should attend a workshop at the very least. Not a child left behind is a myth in this school. There is one VP who seem to care a bit. One science teacher gave children wrong book and they just figured it out. This is outrageous.

  • (2 years ago)

    I really like Mira Mesa High School! There are so many great activities. Teachers are supportive.

  • (2 years ago)

    his school is a horrible school. U should transfer them out immediately The teachers dont give the students any homework. Bad level of education and teachers give students 4.0 gpas end end up doing below basic education level resulting rejection from colleges. if you want your childeren to suceed take them to scripps ranch high school. the best highschoool in san diego. The best choice i ever made in my childs life. Its worth renting a place over there to get your children enrolled. Now one of them goes to harvard and the othere at UCLA. Marshall middle is a good school for middles school students. My son left in 10th grade just a week ago. Now he is saying that he is learning and his chemistry teacher is giving him so much to learn. He stays after school with UCSD profesers to learn about college as he is going to be the first one from our family to go.

  • (2 years ago)

    Outstanding school. Provides a variety of academic programs and extra-curricular activities. Staff and teachers have been supportive and responsive to parents and students. My Sr. and Fr. both have different learning styles and are on college prep path. I feel each are getting the appropriate levels of academic rigor to support their success in college. Top notch AP program- including Fine Arts. High pass rate for AP exams. My child will enter college with nearly a years worth of AP credit transferred. Extra-curricular activities are strongly encouraged and are supporting the development of the whole student. Both of my kids participate in sports and interest based activities. Overall very pleased with the school and what it is providing my family.

  • (2 years ago)

    Mira Mesa High School is an awesome School with a caring and committed staff. The diversity our School offers is unmatched and adds to the overall growth of our kids. If that isn't example enough in choosing Mira Mesa over Scripps the spelling and grammar errors offered by the supposed Scripps parent shows the education expectations between the two schools. Having had 2 kids graduate from MMHS and a junior in the SchooI now I know that that type of spelling and grammar is considered an embarrassment and wouldn't be tolerated at our School. This parent (which I don't believe) could use some tutoring from some of our 3rd grade students in any one of the six awesome elementary Schools the community of Mira Mesa has to offer. The kid's and parent's that have been in and around MMHS know what we have and we are proud of all it has to offer. GO MARAUDERS!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I couldn't wait until my girls moved from Challenger to MMHS. The teachers and admin are respectful and considerate of their individual needs. The amount of clubs activities and sports teams is never-ending. I thank all personnel involved for the successes of my children. Their enthusiasm for adventures and learning would not be this great without your involvement and care. Thank you for a safe environment where our children can thrive.

  • (2 years ago)

    We love MMHS. The teachers and staff DO care; but they have high expectations from the students to give equal care and consideration to their education. Please recognize it is difficult to teach a classroom of 20+ students when 5 or 6 of them continue to disrupt the process. There are plenty of activities sports clubs and after school activities. Any of our problems questions or concerns were immediately addressed. I would recomment MMHS over Scripps anyday.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is AWESOME!!! My oldest graduated in 2008 and is now in her senior year at UCSD and off to law school after that. MMHS is a very diverse school that can handle the needs of the smart braniac AP and seminar kids but can also motivate and work with all learning levels. My 3 girls are at completely different learning levels and this school has been able to support and achieve success with all of them. The school is very diverse has a lot of clubs the sports team are awesome and there is a lot of parent involvement. The teachers are very dedicated and sincerely care about the students. The principal is also very involved hands on kind of guy. I am very proud to be a MMHS parent my youngest just started her freshman year and i know she will have a great learning experience throughout the next 4 years!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is by far the most diverse school I have attended there are plenty of students for me to make friends with. The campus is HUGE! no joke we have a seven minute passing period and so many sports it will make your head spin. But going to Mira Mesa sure does have some down sides. Lets start with the staff. Although our principle is the most school spirit inclined and most motivational principle I have ever had a big majority of the staff makes me sick to my stomach. You either get good teachers or teachers that couldn't teach a rock how to just sit there it is not only embarrassing but frustrating for me the student.

  • (4 years ago)

    The diversity of the students and the high quality of the teachers and programs at Mira Mesa High School contribute to a great high school environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Mira Mesa High School because there is no other campus where you can see the students work harder or have a stronger drive to achieve in academics athletics performing arts or in leadership.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have a wonderful Visual and Performing Arts Dept. and the students are just great!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love my school due to its diverse group of students the faculty and its overall great atmosphere.

  • (4 years ago)

    I've been here for almost two years and so far its been good. The time school starts is ridiculous. Ask any teen if they want to go at 7 15. I'm not too happy about that. The principle is awesome. Ms. Leonard is awesome. The block schedule is killer. Its unfair to go to first period for 130 minutes while every other class gets 120 and 30 minute lunches are not good. The amount of students filling out to buy food will make traffic jams that last longer than we are able to have the food to sit and eat. But on top of everything its a good school some teachers are pretty awesome but some math teachers aren't .. hint hint. Overall I wouldn't prefer this class to anyone but its all based on how into school a deeply a student is willing to exceed in school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Mira Mesa High is a great school. For teacher's that help their students to be the very best by allowing them the material to excel to the counselors we show they really care about your success. Our school is prideful regarding sports so if thats your thing Mira Mesa high is the place for you!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is horrible. The administrators don't care about the good students and only care about the bad. The good students barely get any recognition for anything they've achieved and if they make a simple mistake they are punished harshly on the other hand the troublemakers of the school seem to be let easy when making a mistake or causing trouble. I wish I attended another school.. but it's too late now.

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