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Mountain View High School

9 reviews
3535 Truman Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 940-4600

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My child graduated recently and is now at one of the HYPSM schools. I think, as with any school, public or private, that there are good vs poor teachers, and who you get is mainly a matter of luck. The counselors are good, for the most part, and some are absolutely fantastic (we were lucky to have been assigned to her!). Be upfront with your counselor at the first meeting, and talk about the goals, college or extracurricular or other. They will work with you. I didn't realize until recently that some schools make kids test into the AP track, but here, it's all based on student choice, which I really like. Let the kids push themselves if they think they can do it. The administration is fairly flexible with kids who need time off to pursue national-level extracurriculars, and I think teachers are understanding as well. Overall, I am very happy with my child's experience there.
Posted by a parent on 3/12/2018
If your child is already an straight A student - then there is no problem because they don't really have to teach. If not I would recommend to stay away. Also the administration changed my child's counselor from a good one to one who's there employed but not really counseling. We could change the counselor once in these 4 years but my child probably won't get the old one back. For the development perspective of my teen it can't be worse.
Posted by a parent on 6/1/2017
After personally attending the predecessor school, my 3 boys all graduated from Mountain View. The school offers wide levels of curriculum (basic, honors and AP classes). Graduates have gone on to Ivy league, private and public universities as well as JCs and trade schools. The staff is supportive of assisting your child in both setting and achieving their personal goals. Various extra-curricular activities (sports, drama, band, computer, robotics and other various clubs) enable your students to get a broad life experience. I believe that MVHS offers everyone a great start to prepare for adulthood.
Posted by a parent on 6/29/2016
The school is in a great area and has very helpful and caring teachers. Overall it is a very solid public high school to attend.
Posted by a community member on 7/8/2015
My youngest daughter graduated last June from MVHS and I can't say enough good things about this school. Teachers are great -- especially the History and English faculty. They have an absolutely amazing performing arts program. My kids were in band and I really appreciated all that they learned besides music from the program -- leadership, dedication, and at times, conflict management. Classes were challenging and appropriately leveled. Both kids feel that they were well prepared for their college coursework. And finally, socially, the kids at MVHS are pretty good kids. No crazy drug issues or anything like that!
Posted by a parent on 3/5/2015

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Mountain View schools - Mountain View High School is located at 3535 Truman Avenue, Mountain View CA 94040. Mountain View High School is in the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District. Mountain View High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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