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Mountain View High School

Public | 9-12 | 1103 students

 
 

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3 stars

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17 reviews of this school


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Posted July 30, 2013

I am saddened to see the comments below about my new school. I transitioned to Mountain View about two weeks into the second semester. My experience was amazing! Everyone was very nice and very helpful during my transition. This school is for very independent oriented students who want to work hard. If you struggle in school, there are many teachers and even students willing to help you with whatever you may need. The amount of freedom I was granted as a sophomore was what I noticed the most about this school. Overall a solid 3 ranking.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2013

This school is the shame of the Thompson School District. Maybe now that the principal, Kevin Aten, has gone to the Evans School District as an HR Specialist, it will improve. Hopefully for the families who still have to deal with it. Too many bad teachers being kept, too many good teachers being run off. Too many coaches who have no clue what they are doing. Too much emphasis put on the kids who are the top notch athletes, they get away with whatever they want. No support for kids wanting to go to college. Counselors don't even know who most of the kids are, and don't really seem to care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2012

The classes are average. The financial help is great, i got plenty of help when i was considered under the homeless category. Unfortunately, i think the school overall is not challenging. Because i was no one important at the school apparently, they did not put me in the yearbook for senoir year (after receiving a baby picture and senoir picture i had temporarily lended them) , and had lost one of the only pictures i had of me when i was a child, after specifically telling the yearbook staff i needed my picture back. It was hard for me to explain to my family (who did support me) that they couldnt have a yearbook because i wasnt in it..
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2010

The LISA visual arts program is terrible. A much better choice is the Thompson Valley HS art program. Student teacher ratio is terrible. Overall, not cutting the mustard.


Posted July 26, 2010

Mountain View High School has some great teachers and staff. However, the Music and Drama dept is an utter disappointment for a LISA school. The director is unable to address proper etiquette with his choirs, and allows clowning from certain students which makes it impossible for serious students to develop their singing skill. In leadership of the drama dept, I think this man forgets he is at a high school. He requires 8 x 10 B&W headshots for auditions, and then casts himself in the lead role.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

We have some of the hardest working students in town. They are always trying to improve and do their best in everything they do.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 14, 2009

The LISA program for the arts/LEAD the Way really help the students to succeed!


Posted August 12, 2009

I love teaching at this school. It has a dedicated staff and great kids who go on to do great things.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 30, 2008

this school is very has very individualizing staff and likes to dime on you for everything
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2007

i graduated from there it was the best school i have been to


Posted June 30, 2007

i think this is a great school ijust stared going here and i cant wait to finish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2006

The cross country program is pretty much amazing. The 2005 cross country runners for Mountain View were some of the best around and they proved that after becoming the 4A State Champions. Amazing place, amzing people, with a great attitude!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2005

Not very diverse in it's ethnicity numbers. If your not a Caucasian at this school, you will have issues with students and staff, kinda sad. Not just something I have heard but have experienced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2005

This is a great school. All of the teachers are supportive and the students are great. The school is very clean and everyone loves it.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 19, 2005

MVHS offers good programs and has good intentions of helping students. I am pleased with this school but not ecstatic about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2004

From the classroom to the athletic field, the staff and administration at Mountain View HS are the best anywhere. A school-within-a-school concept, education is more personalized and we are a community. The administrators and coaches are very good, especially in the athletic department. We have 4 state championships in our brief 3 1/2 existence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

MVHS has set a high standard of excellence, and this from a school that is only 3 years old! My child had a wonderful experience there- the teachers are so committed to the students. Test scores don't tell the whole story. MVHS is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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38%

2012

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students38%
Female35%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligible25%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%

Reading

All Students76%
Female84%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible70%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Writing

All Students58%
Female69%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students32%
Female34%
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Free lunch eligible17%
Reduced lunch eligible35%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English34%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%

Reading

All Students73%
Female85%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Science

All Students54%
Female58%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligible54%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%

Writing

All Students51%
Female64%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

88%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

81%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 57%
Hispanic 18% 32%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Loveland, CO 80537
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