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Spring Valley, CA
Students enrolled: 1,795
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3230 Sweetwater Springs Boulevard
Spring Valley, CA 91977

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(619) 660-3000
(619) 670-9749
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June 26, 2015
I am the librarian at Monte Vista, and I started two years ago. I have found it to be a great school, with caring, compassionate adults and nice students. There are several career pathways here (Auto, Cosmetology, and Computer Game Design) and a thriving sports and arts program. It feels like a family, and most of the students are very respectful and happy to be there.

- submitted by a teacher

December 09, 2013
I am a student at Monta Vista High School. I am currently enrolled in ASB, yearbook, and advanced choir.over the past couple years our school has gone through many changes including staff, students, and buildings. We have improved over the past couple years and I highly recommend going to monte vista to any student enrolling into high school. every year our test scores increase more than are goal recommended. I have heard no complaints from students of monte vista. In fact, we are one of the most spirited schools in the Grossmont Union high school district. the staff of our school are not only teachers, but leaders And positive examples to what a school Body and family should look. I love Monte vista and I im proud to be A monarch.

- submitted by a community member

September 01, 2012
I'm going into my third year at MVHS the teachers are great but classes are ruined by other students. Sometimes staff can be very rude at times and when students need help they are unavailable and students can wait hours. It's a good school but need work with different things

- submitted by a community member

September 20, 2011
Terrible high school, may it suffer the same fate as Carthage did at the hands of the Romans; graduated class of '73 and never looked back. The only reason for its existence was to keep kids off the street; enroll in classes at Grossmont College where you can actually learn something. School staff did not care; teachers generally OK except for Woodshop teacher who's only function in class was to talk about dune buggy racing in the desert and to supervise the hoodlums in the class; counselling nonexistent and worse (my sister was discouraged from applying to Cal Maritime because "girls don't do that;" spoiled little rich kids abusive of other students (ever have your locker burned? insert charcoal lighter fluid followed by match - voila!).

- submitted by a community member
no rating
October 10, 2010
My kids get the chance to advance according to their ability. This is a struggling public school in Spring Valley but it's still been good for my kids :)

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2009
It's my first year at monte vista & its great. Mvhs seriously is a drama free school.The teachers and staff are very nice..Hands down its a great school

- submitted by a student

October 19, 2008
i love this school and its great the atmosphere is wondorful the kids are nice and everyone is friends our activities are great of cource im in asb so i should know it its hard work and the asb student and falculty keep this school fun and safe the teahcers are good could be better but im learning so i have no problem also the disiplince is well and the food is great

- submitted by a student

June 30, 2008
I am very dissatisfied with MVHS. Phone calls to counselors and other administrators do not get returned, my daughters classes were over-crowded and out of control. It is more of a daycare center for teens. The students do not get the guidance and discipline they need.

- submitted by a parent

June 26, 2008
We currently have one daughter attending, and one who graduated a few years ago. We are very impressed with the quality of teachers and coaching at this school. When we visit, we see a clean and well-run school. The improvements being done this summer will add to the overall feel of excellence. I highly recommend Monte Vista.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2008
I believe the teachers and staff at Monte Vista give each student an equal chance to be the best they can be. It is up to the student themselves to take advantage of the opportunities available to them. Good teachers, weak admin staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 21, 2007
My experience so far has not been the greatest, the office staff are rude and not very courteous at all. Parents to me are put on hold while the office staff go here and there..you could be standing there all day. sorry but i give this school a low score rating.

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2007
MVHS is a solid school surrounded by safe, beautiful neighborhoods on the rise. New premium housing with lake views near the school fetches top dollar, and this can only mean good things for the school. As the income levels of families with children at the school increases, parent participation is growing. The school itself is currently undergoing a large-scale, thorough physical renovation. It's part of the Grossmont Union High School District which encompasses many upscale neighborhoods. Parent involvement throughout the district is high, and the administration is top-notch.

- submitted by a parent

December 20, 2006
Monte Vista was basically a 'choose your own fate' type of school. The school's staff does a great job of keeping you safe so long as you keep yourself safe--it's really great practice for the real world. In the same sense, classes can either be challenging and get you into a good college, or easy. Football, waterpolo and wrestling used to be powerhouses with solid baseball and basketball teams to boot.

- submitted by a student

April 10, 2006
Old school nice sports programs. Great math and science.

- submitted by a student

February 21, 2006
Mvhs has gone downhill. The buildings are old. The teachers dont get much time to teach because the kids are so bad! The only good thing is their football, h20 polo and wrestling. It is a scary school to go to now.

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2006
Nice school to send your kids

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2005
Monte Vista is a great school in the grossmont union school district.

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2005
My 2 older girls (1 class of 99) and (1 class of 2005) have bith been in honors programs. From my view I thought the cirriculum was very challenging. Teachers for the most part respond to well behaved children. This year 2005 saw a new strict dress code and next year it will be even stricter. I feel some restrictions are good but they are going overboard in 2006. Overall this school has kids from all types of backgrounds and while their is occasional problems, the school does a good job of keeping things in check. Good football teams!

- submitted by a parent

February 14, 2005
Monte Vista has been a great experience thus far for my student and myself. The staff has my sons best interest at heart. The coaching staff are the greatest, I can't say enough great things about them. My son's self esteem has risen 110% since entering this high school.

- submitted by a parent

April 12, 2004
As a student of Monte Vista, I can confidently say that our high school is one of the best schools in San Diego county. Since I have lived in this area for a while and have grown up being around the campus and many former monarchs, I know that within the last few years Monte Vista High has pulled itself out of its reputations and excelled to great heights. Being a so diverse school has allowed the students to mature in ways unimaginable. The teachers are incredible and really do what ever it takes to help their students to the top. And all our great sports, clubs, and extra-curricular activities provide a wonderful environment for a student to pursue whatever interests them. Also, monarch spirit is always growing! The pride our school has is amazing. All in all, Monte Vista is the place to be!

- submitted by a student

March 10, 2004
For the past three years I have seen a big change in Monte Vista. I must applaud our new principal, Paul Wargo for his strong belief and preserverance in wanting to make this school the best it can be. With Proposition H passing, I do hope that Mr. Wargo can put the school's funds in areas that need the most repair. We need more people like him leading our kids. The staff is good too. I have come across so many wonderful teachers some of whom graduated from this school and have now returned to teach our youth. I believe this school is on the right track and with Mr. Wargo in charge the sky is the limit! Go MVHS!

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2003
Monte Vista has provided a wonderful well-rounded educational experience for both of my children. The teachers are excellent and have been very helpful. The administration really cares about the students. Monte Vista has one of the lowest student/classroom ratios which I believe is extremely important.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2003
Monte Vista is a school with wide spread diversity but seemingly one goal... educate our kids. There is a new principal... a vice principal up from the ranks so to speak, who seems very dedicated and hardworking. Go Monarchs!

- submitted by a parent

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Monte Vista High School
3230 Sweetwater Springs Boulevard, Spring Valley, CA  91977
(619) 660-3000
Last modified Monte Vista High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Monte Vista High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top