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2700 E Brown Road
Mesa, AZ 85213

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4 stars
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May 20, 2014
Reading the reviews I was surprised to read the teachers favored the LDS faith. Being of the faith I chuckled because I was not favored. In fact I was more picked on by the teachers. I wouldn't say because of my faith but because of my personality and lack of ties with sports. They say it's a great school but I was never academically in any of the higher classes. Resources were great and I had good teachers for the most part. There are more races now then when I went there 2005 but it's still a high school and not a bubble despite a large population of Lds people. In fact our class president was not LDS so you don't have to be of that faith to be involved with any leadership.

- submitted by a community member
January 02, 2014
Moutain view is an outstanding school. I know many of you are concered with the LDS faith but it is not a problem at all. There isint very many "cliques". If you're a hard working student you will suceed in this school. While i am with the LDS faith i have talked to many non members who have said the LDS kids have always been great! Moutain view is a changed school. Dont take it from parents who have just over heard there kids complain. I have first hand expierence. No teenager is going to tell there parents how good it is. They just say the negative. Please consider this school.

- submitted by a student
July 31, 2013
This High School has the look and feel of a small College! Very professional and great learning environment for the students. Although a good many are concerned about the "LDS" population, I do not see where this should have anything to do with how the school is rated. My family isn't LDS but shouldn't learning and how the school is run be the rating and NOT what kind of students go there?

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2013
I am hoping that the Mesa School District hires us a good Principal that cares about students is what we will get. Mr. Luketich is retiring, and I hope we get a young up and comer in MVHS that will inspire our students to be the best that they can be. Here is hoping from a parent of 3 future MVHS students that we get somebody who cares about all students learning as if it is all that matters.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2013
This is a great school, too bad our Principal is retiring. I am hoping they recruit that Mr. Buechers, the turn around Principal from up near Superior or Miami. My sister lives up that way and this guy holds many of the same philosophies as Westwood's new Principal, and boy has that placed made a change for the better! I guess these guys worked together in the past and have created a whole system of success for schools, that really works! Mesa needs young, dynamic and courageous leaders if we want to be able to compete in the east valley!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2011
I would say mountain view high was a excellent school. Yes it is highly populated by the LDS faith but they are Christians and they will accept you for who you are even if you are not of there faith. The teachers are all nice and they know there stuff and they will help you succeed in this world.

- submitted by a student
April 17, 2011
Topnotch teachers in all areas...rigorous curriculum, high expectations made college a breeze for me. I participated in the Academic Decathlon program which continues to be one of the best in the nation.

- submitted by a student
March 21, 2011
I graduated from this school several years ago. Although I must admit it does have it's cons, I wouldn't say they outnumber the pros. After all, what school isn't the same in these regards? I would have to agree that it is highly populated with students of the LDS religion as much of the City of Mesa is. Sometimes, I did realize that certain people did only want to befriend those that they also attended church with every Sunday, but it was also the same in jr. high. It's not JUST a Mountain View "thing". I didn't have any problems with students with my religious differences and felt very at ease while at school. I do agree that it takes an outgoing type personality to blend in well with those if you are not LDS though. I would recommend this school to parents as well as LOVE to go back and re-live my high school days there! Call me crazy!

- submitted by a student
March 06, 2011
My child is enrolled in this school. Yes, this is a mostly LDS school. We aren't LDS, but if you child is strong and confident enough, he/she will ignore the 'clicks' and create their own success. Most clubs are run by LDS, so forget about any leadership position if you are not one of them. A few clubs, however, have no/little LDS students, and thank goodness! Sports participation can also be a problem, as LDS rule the majority. Some coaches aren't LDS, so do your homework before enrolling your child in any sport/club/activity. The LDS have their seminary across the street--I often wonder why in the world those of us of Christian, Catholic, Jewish or any other faith can't have the same thing across the street!! MVHS is, academically, a good school & our experience has been favorable because our child is confident & outgoing & is successful in a club/organization, but this isn't a campus for the meek, weak and the indiviudalist/bohemian...you'll be treated like an outsider. In retrospect, if we had to do this over again, I would've enrolled our child at Red Mountain HS (nearby), it would've been a more diverse, welcoming campus, and still offer wonderful academic opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2010
If you are close-minded enroll ! This is the sanctuary you've been looking for ! On the other hand , if your courages enought to create your own path to understanding & happiness then you are not welcomed at this school . You will be dehumanized and looked upon as an outsider . From not only the students I might add but from the staff members as well . This is a educational institution for the weak & lame .

- submitted by a student
August 01, 2010
Academically, no school is better in the Mesa Unified School District. Socially, you're not allowed to think for yourself. They even offer a session for students to leave school property for seminary teachings at an LDS site while others have no option to use the same hour for self study or other personal educational interests. I regret sending my summa cum laude children to this school. I hope they forgive me and appreciate how the school's reputation may help them with scholarships and college placement. We all look forward to a college life that doesn't discriminate and doesn't show favoritism to students based on their theological beliefs.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2010
The school has proven itself even nationwide academically, in sports, and in their years of decathletes in high level decathlons. Most important- as I attended and graduated from Berkley, I I felt very prepared. Other Mtn. View friends, grads, alumni, even stated easing through their Universities. Friends attended Notre Dame, MIT, who also felt extremely prepared. Many were transfers from other Arizona High Schools. Admitted the work was more difficult but best prepared and assisted them in a way that could be understood. If you want a top High school for University/ post grad life, even in Nat'l rankings, it's the easy call. It was great!

- submitted by a student
April 26, 2010
As a graduate of Mt. View I would have to say this school provided the best academical program any aspiring student could ask for. I've read the previous reviews and do agree that cliques make it socially challenging. I would advise, if ever a student is in serious need of help or protection from harassment - this is NOT the school where those needs will be met. Security guards would rather be 'buddies' with the students rather than keep them in check and in line. If you cause a fuss (i.e. you make several reports and want something done about a fellow student) you will more than likely be forced to transfer (I would know). It is definately something to >seriously< consider for a parent/student looking into enrolling.

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- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2009
Mountain is a good school academically. Although, like most schools, even the accelerated and AP courses are tailored to meet the needs of the slowest kid in class so everyone passes. I moved in at the start of my junior year, and it was very challenging socially. The school is extremely cliquey, and it is true that it is harder to fit in if you aren't Mormon. However, once you prove yourself to be an interesting and worthwhile person, regardless of your religious affiliation, friends start flocking to you. The religious domination isn't all bad either, the majority of students are polite, modest, hard working, kind, and fun precisely because of their religious upbringing. The school is overpoweringly politically conservative, and is absolutely dead set against acknowledging the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual community. To succeed at Mountain View, you have to want to succeed.

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December 23, 2009
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no rating September 16, 2009
This school gives it students the education to think critically and analyze what is being presented and make good decisions

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 02, 2009
My brother and I both graduated from Mt. View. If you want your kids to be in the popular crowd in high school, this is probably not the place for you. It does have a lot of cliques, emphasis on sports, etc. However, if you want your kids to be prepared for college, this is the best place to be. It's not a perfect school, but the resources they can provide are unbelievable. My brother and I both got full ride scholarships, and I know that is mostly thanks to the teachers and resources at this school.

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May 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2009
Outstanding school that prepared my children to excel in their university studies. Academics, athletics, activities are of the highest quality. The teachers are dedicated and hard-working.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2009
I attended Mountain View. It is a great school with many opportunities, both academic and extra-curricular. I was not from a particular religion nor did I have personal sports training but I still played varsity basketball and got along well with the all the students and teachers. Mountain View as a school does set high expectations but it is up to the student to succeed and it doesn't matter what religion or training level they have. The school is what you make it. If you want to believe you can only succeed at this school if you are a certain religion that's fine but I think you are sadly mistaken. I have since moved out of Arizona but I do wish my children were able to attend a school like MVT. The teachers and staff were genuine and caring. The school offered many opportunities. I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

- submitted by a student
March 04, 2009
Mountain View has a very talented fine arts program ranging from band to theater to choir and much more! I have had the pleasure of meeting almost all of the instructors who teach in this category and they are all strongly educated in their field and care deeply for what they do, but it seems the higher ups do not. I have observed very little support from the office administration for their fine arts program. I have seen the principal attend every football game, basket ball, ect.. but I can't seem to recall him at a competition for band, orchestra, and what not. Music is an important experience for children because of the positive influence it has on them. It is widely known that music helps expand the mind and those individuals who are involved in these activities are the ones who score the highest the SAT's. Help keep music alive!

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December 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2008
Mountain View is overall a good school.....if you are of a certain 'clique' and social class. If you are not of particular religion, you do not fit in with the crowd. And if you have never had personal sports training/coaching, you will not play on varsity sports no matter how talented you are. The teachers definitely play favorites with students. It is a respectable school on paper, but as a former student and speaking from experiance, it is not a place I would send my own children.

- submitted by a community member
September 10, 2008
Our three children attended and graduated from this high school. They had teachers who cared and an administration that made a positive difference. Our children were able to surround themselves with friends who had high standards of academic performance and personal behavior. Not a perfect school -- which would require perfect teachers AND perfect students -- but very close to what one could reasonably hope for their child.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2008
My child attended this school. I would not do this again. Two issues had profound negative effects on my child, with lasting consequences. 1. Traffic safety, teen drivers. In order to make a well-informed decision about sending your child to this school, I encourage you to observe traffic flow into, out of and around this school during the mornings or afternoons just before or after classes. In particular, I suggest that you watch the east entrance (on Lindsay) to the main parking lot. 2. Institutional culture, socialization. In my opinion, the social environment of this school, at every level, strongly favors those of a particular religion. If you are not so affiliated, I encourage you to personally explore this aspect of the school before sending your child into an environment in which they will likely be seen as an outsider.

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September 06, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2008
I unenrolled from Mountain View because of the entire attitude of the school. For the few months I went there, I honestly felt like I had learned nothing, and my education was getting no where. The school revolves completely around it's sports, especially football. The students are chaotic, and I never saw any respect for the teachers from the students, they were too wrapped up in the latest football scores. I would not recommend it to anyone, unless you are very, very good in sports and are looking for a place to play rather than learn.

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December 03, 2007
I currently attend Mountain View. It has its good sports, academics, music, and overall just great classes with teachers that actually want to help the students. In my experience I haven't seen any violence or drug use. Its one of the better schools in the state academically, in sports, and offers a variety of activities.

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September 23, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
September 13, 2007
Good classes and teachers. But many of the students are unruly and disobedient.

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August 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2007
Mountain View was a good school with a lot of great programs. The art classes they have are amazing!

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2006
I had the opportunity to attend Mountain View. It was and still is a wonderful school. I still enjoy hearing about the great success that Mountain View is having. I enjoyed my time there and being apart of the different events that went on. They have great art, drama, music, sports, and academic programs that everyone can get involved with. I look forward to the time when my children will be able to be Toro s. I take great pride in knowing that I am a Toro.

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September 22, 2006
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- submitted by a student
March 14, 2006
The quality of academic programs is great because the parents are involved. Parent involvemnt is very important in a child's academic acheivment. There is every extracurricular activity available.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2006
Excellent academic program and very competative sports programs.

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March 02, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
November 18, 2005
Security great at this school

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August 26, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 20, 2005
As long as your child is highly motivated and a good test-taker, they will do well. This school has little to offer students who learn in different styles and who may need more choice in showing what they know. Mostly taking notes from lectures, and giving it back on tests.

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February 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2004
Mountain View has been a neighbor to the Salt River Indian Community Lehi District. I would like to see help from the Administration in keeping the Native American students close to home and with the same group of students they have gone to school with in elementary and junior high. What happens is that the district has the boundary for former Lehi Elementary and Staply Jr. High student going over to Westwood High School to complete their education. The people who they've known for years are no longer part of their lives. How can this be changed? This isn't an extremely high number of students and is a small handful. I'd like to see this changed in the very near future. I have several children who will eventually get separated from old friends, and my children are good students that deserve a good education.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2004
Mountain View is an excellent school. They have a great academic program as well as a balance between sports and music. Advanced placement classes are available and highly recommended.

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February 15, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2004
Mountain View is a great highschool for my kids to attend. The academics, AP classes and others, are the top in the nation. Athletics and other activites such as speech and debate and Model UN are highly competitive and are extremely successful. Although it is not flawless, I am happy with the students and the safety of the campuse. It is not a diverse school, but my kids enjoy attending mountain view in mesa.

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January 15, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I am a former student of Mt. View High Shool. This school has superior programs, quality teachers and a sincere concern about its students. I consider my experience at Mountain View as life altering. I not only grew as an individual, I also grew as a piece of a close knit group, one in which I will always consider family.

- submitted by a former student
August 15, 2003
I have a child in a charter school and one at Mountain View. There is no question that Mountain View is far superior. My nephews are Mountain View grads and work with Mountain View alumni who went on to college and graduate school. They all speak well of their Mountain View experience. My child has received a first-rate high school education. If Arizona has a better High School than Mountain View, I would be surprised. The faculty and staff are outstanding.

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Mountain View High School
2700 E Brown Road, Mesa, AZ  85213
Last modified Mountain View High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mountain View High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 72 reviews. Top