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Murrieta, CA
Students enrolled: 3,227

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28251 Clinton Keith Road
Murrieta, CA 92563

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(951) 894-5750
(951) 304-1832
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Map of Vista Murrieta High School address.
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
July 06, 2015
The teachers have too many students to catch the ones in the cracks. They don't seem to care is our experience.

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2015
We had an incident of bullying by a teacher towards my son and it snowballed into blacklisting. It took a few unkind words to change a life. Principal did nothing until I contacted the School Board.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2015
The administration and teachers are very responsive. I am particularly impressed with their instrumental music program at all levels. Amazing!

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2015
This high school is very productive with its students to be proactive in the high school community. It is very competitive in Sports, AVID programs and graduating classes. I would rate this high school a 10. I have had 2 graduate from there and will be having another one next year GO BRONCOS

- submitted by a parent

July 03, 2013
I wish I had gone to a high school like this when I was a kid. I was worried about my oldest going to high school having heard so much scary stuff. But he loves it and I love it. The teachers communicate with parents, they genuinely care about their students, the extra curricular activities are endless, they are so spirited and the football program has taught my son more character and self discipline than I could have asked for. We love supporting the Broncos and got hooked on going to the games. It has an amazing sense of community. My son feels safe going there. There are always going to be kids who are not the best types of kids in every school but if your kids aren't like that, they will avoid those kids. There are so many kids there, you could never even meet people in your same class in 4 years.! We moved into this district just to attend Murrieta schools after doing lots of research from Menifee and Romoland school districts. It was SOOO worth it. Couldn't be happier with Vista. They are a proud school with lots of CLASS!

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2013
This school is very elite and is essential to this community. I pulled my son out of Murrieta Valley and he is excelling and prospering in his academics and sports. Our family loves this school

- submitted by a parent

July 04, 2012
I love this school, i am a student here and i must say that the teachers are very helpful, academic levels are awesome, and sports are really good!! :) There are sooo many clubs its amazing!! Everyone on campus are like one big family and arent afraid to show who they really are :)

- submitted by a community member

May 27, 2012
We transferred my son to Vista Murrieta HS after he attended Heritage High School his Freshman year. This school, and the Murrieta Unified School District, is far superior to the high schools in the Perris District. The academics are great here, as are the music and sports programs. Everything about it is award-winning, and my son is very happy here. We are just sorry we didn't transfer him sooner.

- submitted by a parent

November 23, 2011
Vista Murrieta is a great high school. My daughter graduated in 2010, and my youngest is now a Senior. Overall the experience has been wonderful for both of them. Highlights and strengths include their sports programs, (some of the coaches are simply outstanding), the Golden Alliance Band, and Character Counts motto. The AP classes are challenging, and students are well prepared for college academics. The only weakness I have experienced is that the school is quite large for a high school and sometimes it is difficult to get in touch with counselors/staff if you have a question. For students who are doing well and don't need a lot of extra help I think this is the best high school in the Murrieta/Temecula area in all aspects.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2009
My son played Freshman Football last year and also Wrestled. I haven't seen one aspect of this school that I didn't like. In this school... involvement is key... Join clubs (especially the Nations number 1 ranked BBC fan club!! they are amazing)... Academically they have great resources and the teachers have been great for my 1st son to go to the school. I have 3 more children that will be following!!

- submitted by a parent
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September 16, 2009
I have been so impressed by the leadership of Vista Murrieta High School since my oldest daughter graduated in 2006. Each year it just gets better.

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2009
This school is the best. The students are very involved. There is an extra curricular activity for almost everything. Students love learning because teachers make it fun and enjoyable.

- submitted by a student

November 06, 2008
Great extra curriculum activities.

- submitted by a parent

October 17, 2008
its an absolutly great shcool with the best GPA all arround and the best sprots teams.

- submitted by a student

August 29, 2008
I absolutely love Vista. Everyone there is so welcoming and all of the counselors definitely work very hard in ensuring that every student's year there is the best. I will be very sad to leave but I'll always take with me the memories. Go Broncos!

- submitted by a student

November 06, 2007
I could not be more pleased with the teachers and curriculum. The marching band has instilled discipline and pride in my son. Balanced schedule keep him busy but not overwhelmed. Teachers are great and like to see parents involved with their students. I could not pick a better school for my son.

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2007
We love Vista Murrieta. My children have attended private school all of their life. This is our first experience with public school. We have been so happy at Vista and my children love school and are doing well. The teachers are very accommodating and will come in early for extra help. We're sorry we didn't do it sooner.

- submitted by a parent

December 20, 2006
This school has provided me with so many opportunities to learn, grow, and just be myself. Vista Murrieta is an amazing school with a warm and welcoming campus to all. The school is amazingly united, with very little cliques and sub-groups disagreeing. It is no unusual to see a band member hanging with a baseball player, or the future valedictorian chatting with a choir member. The school provides the necessary support to students to grow, learn, and enjoy being in campus. In just four short years, the school has blossomed into a second home for its student. I highly recommend it to anyone considering an interdistrict or intradistrict transfer.

- submitted by a student

February 26, 2006
I love Vista. It truly is an amazing school. The activities are great, Mr. Owens is great Principal, the councelors are great too. I would be very sad if I had to leave this school. It truly is an amazing one.

- submitted by a student

February 13, 2006
I have been very pleased with the easy access to teachers and the schools dedication to music and other activities. They use e-mail very effectively to keep parents up to date the childrens progress.

- submitted by a parent

December 28, 2005
Truly an awesome campus with caring teachers, administrative, and support staff. Extracurricular activities are plentiful with some top notch sports programs, bands, and other performing arts. The focus on academics is HUGE and each teacher that I have come accross has truly demonstrated a vested interest in each childs success after high school. I am both honored and proud to have my teenage children attend this school. I truly believe the excellent parent involvement is due the amount of respect that each staff member of VMHS shows each of their students regardless of their academic ability. This school and its staff is to be admired by other districts anywhere. If you have an opportunity to have your son or daughter attend VMHS, take advantage of it. You will be extremely glad you did.

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2004
This is an awesome school. In fact, I can say it is the best! The campus is awesome, the teachers and administrators care, and it is nice to go there. I would never change schools ever!

- submitted by a student

July 24, 2004
I love Vista. The teachers are great, and the principal is so involved in every school activity. Most of the teachers are young, but that makes it more interesting, well, at least for me. Mr. Owens is one of the best principals. He makes sure that everything is taken care of and doesn't just hide out in his office or at 'meetings' when there is a problem. Vista is an excellent school and one that I love.

- submitted by a student

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Vista Murrieta High School
28251 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta, CA  92563
(951) 894-5750
Last modified Vista Murrieta High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Vista Murrieta High School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top