I moved my son from a small K-8 school in the 7th grade and this school was nothing but a horrible experience. From the way the administration bullies children in cooperation, through negative reinforcement, to the teacher's "include all" communication style with each other so that they can label students whom they like or don't like. There is no adherence to any standard policy and they seem to have a knee jerk reaction to dealing with issues rather than finding solutions. I don't know how any student can academically excel in this environment.
DO NOT ALLOW YOUR ACHIEVING CHILD TO ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. Biggest mistake of my life.
The authorities don't have any supervision on the students. My child was bullied and beaten up twice. The dean said it was his fault!!!! Left a lunch for him 30 minutes before his lunch time. They forgot to give it to him until 4 pm when I went to pick him up. No apology to my son or me what so ever! My son is above average student still I regret for sending him to this school.
This is a great school. I am a student here and it will be the best memories I will ever have. And it is better than Los colinas because we have a block schedule so it will be less stressful. And the teachers are so helpful when u don't understand something.
We live in another District but had to move my kids due to problems at their school that the Principal could not fix. We found Monte Vista and my kids had a great year. They met some new nice friends and did very well academically. The Principal is great and so are all the staff. The school Counselor is amazing! We are looking forward to another great school year.
Monte Vista, while not perfect, is an extraordinary school. Almost all of the teachers want to help and guide you to a good future. The programs there are amazing, and some, like the ASB and the Art program, really let the students shine through and show their full potential. I would recommend it to anyone looking for possible options in education.