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9-12
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Mission Viejo, CA
Students enrolled: 2,551

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25025 Chrisanta Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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(949) 837-7722
(949) 830-0782
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December 01, 2014
Mission Viejo High is well known for its great sports programs, especially football. Unfortunately their academic achievement is far from where it should be. We had a less than stellar experience when it came to getting more help from teachers and good communication with Mission. Even the assistant principal admitted they could not force teachers to come before school or stay after because it wasn't in their "contract". Guidance was horrible too. We have since moved to the East coast where the public schools are much better and we get the help we need. If you are going to this school you better be prepared to be proactive in your students academics because they won't do a thing to help you.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2014
Not only is there a dispute with the district and teachers regarding their salaries, several players were recently removed from the varsity football team for their poor grades just before entering the CIF playoffs. All of the students, sports and clubs at the school are being negatively impacted by this dispute and frankly it will not be tolerated much longer by the community. Teachers, get your act together and step up to the academic reputation that is MVHS.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2014
There seem to be salary disputes going on in the district. As a result, some of the teachers are beginning to refuse to post grades and issue college recommendations, effectively holding the futures of their college-bound students hostage. The kids deserve more from their teachers and the district.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
Mission is truly a great school. It has the strongest selection of highly acclaimed programs in Orange County like the IB program, the Agriculture Program, Athletic Program, Performing Arts Program, and Model United Nations program. There are great opportunities for students to get involved and receive some amazing training and experiences in these outstanding areas. Also - the teaching staff in general is very supportive, communicates well with parents, and works well with students who are having problems.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
Our family has had the most amazing 'ride' while at MVHS. The education has been over the top impressive, the teachers and administration first class, the people we have met along the way, priceless. Our kids have made life long friendships. Our kids have gone on to major Colleges with confidence and pride. We are so grateful. Thank you MVHS for everything! Truly an outstanding institution! A+!!

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
While everything looks like a pretty package on the outside with the great sports programs etc, the reality is this school is just like all the other public high schools in Orange County. Average. We had very little support from teachers as well as guidance counselors this year, only getting important information about our students progress when it was too late to do anything about it. There was little if any response from guidance when asking for help and administration just shrugs and says "there is nothing we can do they are on contract" There is no excuse for this when its taxpayer money going in to these schools. Teachers should be expected to stay after school and help struggling students instead of parents having to hire expensive tutors to get them by. Enough with the excuses! All students deserve the best teachers in the classrooms each and every year and this is not happening. Not even at Mission. There are great reviews from students and parents of AP/IB students but the reality is this is a small percentage of the actual graduating class. Teachers keep doing the same things expecting great results but the reality is, test scores don't lie!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2010
Both my kids have gone or are going to this school. It's been great school.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
I moved to Mission Viejo just so my children could go to this school. For a public school it has an amazing number, and variety of activities, and programs. There is literally something for everyone. MVHS has a fantastic music program. It has an impressive academic record and was the first public high school in the region to offer an IB program. My son is a sophomore now and my daughter is a senior and not a day has gone by that I regret sending them to this school and they love it as well.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 09, 2009
at this high school i have some advise if your going to go here: being your self is the worst advice i can give you. be fake and ull fit it like the crown jewels.

- submitted by a student
August 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2008
A great public high school for academics, sports, extracurricular activities. There is positive pressure to succeed and the counselors do a good job of keeping the students on track with the right mix of classes. As with many public schools, it is caught up in the State of CA budget crisis, which can impact the breadth of classes/programs offered.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2007
Mission Viejo high school has excellent, diverse offerings for students with widely varying interests. Among the best programs are the IB Diploma, marching band, football, drama, the farm and many others. These programs keep teens interested in going to school.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2006
I Love Mission Viejo high school! The teachers are tough, but great. I am a freshman, and one of my favoirte teachers is Mr. Smith for geography. Mission is a great school and very safe environment. I would reccomend it for anyone! Go Diablos!

- submitted by a student
September 08, 2006
My son graduated from Mission in '05, and is beginning his 2nd year at Harvard. Our experience with the school, from the Principle, the Humanities courses, IB, and athletics was outstanding. He feels like he was well-prepared for the Ivy League. I currently have 2 other children there..and feel like there is a variety of opportunities for all levels of student, as well as the wide variety of clubs and programs.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2006
This school has wonderful academic programs. At schools such as Trabuco Hills High school, the science program is not nearly as accelerated. My son is very interested in science, especially physics and chemistry, and this causes him great joy. At Mission Viejo High School, you can choose between four AP science classes, two AP math classes, and a number of AP history and english classes. At Trabuco, they only have 3 AP science classes (which can only be taken during your senior year, while at Mission Viejo you can take them in your Junior AND Senior years) and one AP math class. Extracurricular activites are also in abundance, but parent involvement could be better.

- submitted by a student
March 05, 2006
As a freshman, my child has been given many opportunities at this school. The academics, especially the advanced classes, have been exactly what he needed. The music program is outstanding. The school is widely known in the area for it's great sports programs, but that is not all that it offers: AP/honors classes, IB program, and E-core classes(electronic learning classes). The students at this school are accepting of all students, wether they are smart, athletic, musical, or average students trying to get through high school. I would reccomend this school to anyone moving into the area. I would reccomend this school district, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, SVUSD.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2006
This is a great school. The academics are great also.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2006
Outstanding music and drama programs - top notch instruction that teaches the art and the discipline needed to exceed. Great teachers. Parent involvement is great within the different sports/arts programs. No participation really at a higher level.

- submitted by a former student
February 23, 2006
This is an excellent school, great athletics department and great education

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2006
Outstanding International Baccalaureate program. Strong Model U.N. tradition. Athletic powerhouse, particularly in football. Great marching band. School's modernization is just being completed, so facilities are very nice. The school is large enough so that it features something for everyone. Even has a small farm on campus, complete with animals. There is a lot of opportunity at Mission--but on't expect a lot of guidance since the school has only two counselors, and I have not been pleased with their service and guidance. I chose my house because it was near this school, though, and I'm glad I did.

- submitted by a administrator
October 26, 2005
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- submitted by a student
October 21, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
September 14, 2005
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- submitted by a student
May 17, 2005
Mission Viejo High School is a very highly academic school. They have a varity of AP cources and also have a IB program. They are also a very competative sports high school. Parent involement is extremely high at this school for clubs to sports.

- submitted by a teacher
May 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
Academic programs are excellent and comprehensive. Outstanding extracurricular activites including involvement in the community. There is an outstanding humanities class run by Dr. Jerry Chris. Prepares students for top colleges.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2005
Mission Viejo High is overall a fantastic school with many opportunities for their students, however, the clique factor and materialism of many students makes it almost impossible to make new friends or to be involved.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
May 19, 2004
MVHS (mission viejo high school) has a great atmophere which is very important in the learning process. all the teacher at MVHS are all willing to work with the students to achieve the best grade they can. MVHS also offers and automotive technology class which is excellant with Mr. Ken Welch as the intructer who is ASE certified and a great teacher, he teaches the students all about cars in a fun safe enviroment. we have a great student body and great programs, MVHS is a fantastic school to enroll in, it is the best school you will find in southern california public schools.

- submitted by a student
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Mission Viejo High School
25025 Chrisanta Drive, Mission Viejo, CA  92691
(949) 837-7722
Last modified Mission Viejo 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.
Mission Viejo High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top