Superintendent's Welcome

  • Dear MVLA Community,

    Welcome to a new school year! My name is Nellie Meyer and I am your new Superintendent! I am so happy to be here. I really believe that MVLA is a district that cares about your student’s success and takes great pride in providing a strong educational foundation. I know that MVLA is a nationally recognized district where students excel and are known for their connection to their community. The students of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We are proud of the strong culture of high-quality academics that exists while embracing an atmosphere of inclusive support. I feel privileged to bring the knowledge and experience I have gained in my career to leading a district so greatly focused on student success.

    Reflecting on our high expectations for all and high university acceptance rate, Los Altos and Mountain View schools are consistently ranked in the top 1% of high schools nationally. Our students are recruited and accepted at prestigious universities around the world. In our district, 98 percent of our graduates matriculate directly to college. Our schools offer many Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors classes. Our student to teacher ratio is one of the best in California. All of our schools have received the maximum six-year accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

    As a district, our Board of Education has identified important goals to monitor and support students through their high school years. These goals are used to ensure all students are prepared for their adult lives upon leaving MVLA as well as support students who need help.

    The goals include:

    • Aligning curriculum, grading systems and practices
    • Promoting achievement of students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
    • Supporting the well-being of students and staff
    • Providing facilities that optimally enhance learning
    • Maintaining fiscal stability

    As I learn the intricacies of our school operations and get to know the community, I want to invite you to engage with staff and attend our many wonderful school events. Your partnership with our district is why it has been so successful.

    On behalf of the Board of Education, we want to thank you for joining us on this important journey and the community's countless contributions to MVLA. Together, we will prepare our students for a successful future.


    Dr. Nellie Meyer, Ed. D.