Mountain View High School Overview
Mountain View High School (MVHS) is one of two comprehensive high schools in the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District. MVHS serves a diverse student body of 1,959 students from the cities of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. Our student body is 44% Caucasian, 27% Asian, 22% Latino, 2% African American and 4% other.* In the heart of the Silicon Valley, our neighbors include technology giants Google, Intuit, Microsoft and NASA-Ames. As a college-preparatory high school, MVHS responds to the community’s demand for rigor, relevance and excellence by offering open access to all 35 Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses across the curriculum. The school earned the distinction of California Distinguished High School in 1994 and 2003. In 2007 and 2013, MVHS received a full 6-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Newsweek ranks MVHS among the top 1% of high schools nationwide.
*enrollment and demographic data as of 8/25/17
MVHS VISION STATEMENT
We at MVHS value an equitable and collaborative learning environment in which students and staff respect the diversity of our society. We value the intellectual, emotional, and physical well-being of our community. We are committed to empowering lifelong learners who can think critically, solve problems creatively, and participate ethically at MVHS and in our greater democratic society.
THE CURRICULUM – ACADEMIC PROGRAM
Mountain View High School offers a rigorous college preparatory program with a wide selection of honor and AP classes as well as special education and English language development classes. The school operates on a modified block schedule with 50-minute class periods three days a week and 90-minute periods two days a week, plus a weekly Tutorial. We have an open access policy for admission to Honors/AP classes.