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Mountain View High School

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Posted February 13, 2014

This school is a great school. I love it an I love going here. Mountain view offers a lot of academic courses other schools do not such as culinary arts,pottery,design,drawing,painting and much more this school also offers classes can take at other schools and most of those classes u can get transferred to by bus but sometimes u have to provide ur own transportation. This is not very often that u have to most times they have busses that go to a lot of the different schools and drop u off and pick u up. The classes u can take outside of mountain view that mountain view offers are things such as welding,engineering,and advanced classes such as advanced culinary arts. All in all this is a great school.


Posted December 6, 2010

I love this school. I am the student director of the marching band here and can definitely vouch for the class opportunity. I am in the arts academy AND am taking science classes and business classes. This school is amazing!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2010

The way the school is supposed to be ran with the majors and minors is really cool and makes it a lot more motivating for students. But it doesn't seem too motivating because discipline at Mountain View is horrible. Adminstration doesn't have the system down right and it seems that they are still trying to get things right in their 7th year. School unity and school spirit is not impressive and their are many cliques at MVHS. People are always skipping classes and it seems like they can't control the school, but if they figured out a way to make the admin the boss of the school and not the students I think it would be a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2010

I thought the student who wrote the last review should know that they don't have to follow the academy choices. You can change academys whenevery you want and can take whatever classes as long as you preregister.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

The school is mostly fine, but the academy system is awful. Students, instead of taking a broad variety of classes to find what they actually like, are funneled into a specific 'major' and have to choose from a few classes in there. Do you honestly expect any freshman in high school to know what they want to do for the rest of their life? MVHS makes that assumption. Outside of your major, you aren't free to take many classes and find your passion. MAV time is also atrocious, wasting students' time. They might as well be out on lunch break. If your kid is a cookie cutter suburban dream child who chose to be a (1)nurse or (2)engineer when they were 5, they'll do great. If not, they'll feel restricted and frustrated.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2008

I love this HS, my son is happier over here the what he was in the Boise district schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

I absoutley love mountain view, because you can pick what you want to major in and they allow you to pick a specific 'academy' that will help you better your studies in that area
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2008

It's the best school ever. They have many choices in classes, more then many schools. They offer medical and engineering classes. The students are very friendly and welcoming. Teachers really care about their students and want them to succeed. We have great athletic teams. Its a newer school. They have many fun pep rallies and tons of things for seniors to do to make their senior year unforgettable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2008

Mountain View is an excellent high school to attened! The teachers are great and so are the principals they are all so nice. Go Mavericks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2008

I am a student at Mountain View, and I have to say that I am very disappointed with it. Many teachers seem unable to manage a classroom, and no one seems to take discipline seriosly. The administration proudly boasts of the great opportunities Mountain View offers, and it's true, they have some great electives. But in the year I've spent at this school, I feel I have learned very little. Teachers spend far too much time showing movies, and the ipod and cell phone use is completely ridiculous. My years in middle school were far more productive!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2007

Wonderful teaching staff and schedules that are more clever than other schools.
—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.
Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 62% in 2013.

556 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

556 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

557 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 72% in 2013.

506 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

506 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

506 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

505 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 24% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 25% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 19% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 19% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 29% in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
African American55%
Asian67%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial77%
American Indiann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Special education8%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female69%
Male77%
African American55%
Asian92%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial82%
American Indiann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Special education19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
African American73%
Asian100%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial88%
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Special education31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)53%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Special education18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)32%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female74%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special education18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)58%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special education42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)74%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Special education13%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)21%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students38%
Female62%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Special education14%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students28%
Female23%
Male32%
Hispanicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Special education16%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female85%
Male43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Special education31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 78%
Hispanic 8% 16%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208) 855-4050

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