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- Caucasian 38.7%
- Latino/a 25.8%
- Asian 23.2%
- Filipino 1.8%
- African American 1.3%
- American Indian, Native Alaskan .1%
- Pacific Islander .3%
- Two or more ethnicities 8.5%
- 88% from local property taxes
- State funding 5%
- Federal funding 1%
- Other local 6% (MVLA Foundation, developer fees, plus other local donations/contributions)
- College and career counseling to all students
- Tutorial services
- Rich library resources
- Enhanced technology in the classroom, including access to Google Chromebooks
- Wellness initiatives and mental health support to students
- Free access to the online Naviance tool to help in college planning
Academics & Achievement
By the 1950s, Mountain View Union High School was again unable to accommodate the increasing student body on its campus. In 1956, the school district added Los Altos High School on Almond Avenue. By 1961, the district built another school near Grant Road at the corners of Truman and Bryant: Chester F. Awalt High School, named for the first superintendent of the district.
The Mountain View School District sold the original school buildings on Castro back to the city and relocated the school to Awalt High School. Originally, Los Altos High School adopted the Mountain View school colors and mascot. Later individual identities were selected: Mountain View High became the Spartans (colors: black and gold) and Los Altos High became the Eagles (colors: blue and gray).
MVLA District Office1299 Bryant Ave., Mountain View
Comprehensive School Sites:
Los Altos High School
201 Almond Ave., Los Altos
Mountain View High School
3535 Truman Avenue, Mountain View
Innovative Education Alternatives:
Address: 1299 Bryant Ave., Mountain View
In partnership with Foothill Community College, MVLA also offers a Middle College program as an alternative program for bright, college-bound students who are ready for a change from the traditional high school environment. Students complete high school graduation requirements by taking a broad range of both community college and high school courses on the Foothill College campus.
College Now is a program designed for some juniors and seniors to start college early (attending Foothill Community College) and graduate from high school with a year or more of transferable college credits. It is ideal for students who are highly self-motivated, mature, independent, responsible, and hardworking, and who may have ‘outgrown’ high school and are seeking a stimulating educational environment that is different from high school.
Alta Vista High School
Students who experience academic or personal difficulties may be recommended to MVLA’s Alta Vista High, which provides a safe, caring and flexible learning environment so students can graduate high school prepared to successfully transition to college and career. Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), AVHS students must meet the same graduation requirements as students who attend traditional schools.
Address: 1325 Bryant Ave., Mountain View
MVLA Adult School
Each year, thousands of people earn their high school diploma or GED, integrate into the community through ESL (English as a Second Language) and citizenship, and get career training and job placement in tech, healthcare and other fields at MVLA’s Adult School. The course catalog is online: www.mvlaae.net.
Address: 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View