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Mountain View High School

Public | 9-12 | 1749 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 22, 2013

I'm a parent of 2 that have attended or are attending Mountain View High School. As you know,all kids are different & that can make education a challenge(parenting too for that matter!)I have 1 child that was your "model" student.Focused,strong work ethic & desire to make Honor roll each qtr.Had the full HS experience.Graduated this yr from a top Univ.I have another child, who is completely opposite.Doesn't care about honor roll.May do sports,maybe not.Has trouble focusing & is not your model student.The reason I'm telling you this is that both my children rec'd quality education & benefitted from being @ MTN VIEW HS. Main Reason? The Associate Principal. She's a true asset to the school, the community & the parents.She makes you feel like your child is the only child @ the school.She works hard to make sure that their needs are met.Kids like my 2nd often get lost in the system,get "labeled" & for some who don't have the care &concern of someone like the Assoc. Principal,quit school or "just make it" to graduation by teachers moving them thru the system.You get 1 chance to get it right w/your kids.I'd put them here again.Safe envir.Caring staff.Broad Class choices.Very positive exp
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

Frankly, I did not enjoy Mt. View High that much. First off, the school had many problems with teachers that were anywhere from inexpirienced to just plain rude to the students (The machining and welding teacher was GREAT at the later). Secondly, the staff at the school were not trustworthy, as they had openly lied to my face multiple times, and when called out on it, punished me by suspension, detention or other means. Thirdly, the students themselves were rather mean and discriminatory, extremely rude to me and other students, as well as very homophobic (I'm a gay student with gender identity issues) and frequently called me various unpleasant names in front of the teachers, many of whom did absolutely nothing to intervene. But this is not to say that it's a bad school, not at all. It has MANY good things about it, like the well-equipped machine shop, the friendly staff and the fun activities students get to perform in the classes. overall, I give this school an average rating. This place needs improvement, and the staff needs to learn what truancy laws are and what is written in them, but overall it is a decent school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2013

I feel like there are too little 'good' teachers here. Majority of them are very rude to students and just make the school plain un-enjoyable. 'Average' kids are just tossed to the side too. People are extremely judgmental also. Glad to be leaving soon.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2012

My oldest had some problems at Mt. View with bullying and did not get the control needed from staff. Now I have more teens at the school and have been very pleased with the control and communication between staff & parents. Our counselor Mr. Odell is wonderful and communicates with parents and students. The teachers are vey supportive in helping your student be successful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

My son had great educational experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

i love this school so much!!! the music program is really great and the teachers really put us students to the test!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2009

I'm a !0th grade student at Mt. View, and its one of the finest High schools I've ever seen
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2009

I love this school it has the most amazing teachers and guidnce consoulers here. i have learned a lot though my years i hope that moutain view and stay on tract.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2009

i love moutain view i have grown so much just in this past year. Ive learned things that i never though id be able to understand. the amazing teachers and staff here has helped me through so much. I am now a varsity cheerlearder with all the thunder pride you can get! I love moutain view and i am very proud to say i will be graduating class of 2012 as a mighty Moutain View Thunder!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2009

Mt. View High School provides strong academics and strong after school programs. They have been able to maintain a strong dance program, even when many schools are cutting back in dance, drama etc. Kudos to not only the staff and administration but involved parents as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

I think that Mountain View High School is one of the best high schools in the nation, because of the staff members are highly eduacated and the students are learning a lot from them. I currently go to this school, and personally I think that MVHS is going a wonderful job at helping the students, and the teachers know if something is wrong, there are also 3-5 security gaurds on campus and a police man that is assigned dierectly to MVHS, and they help the students to the best of their ability. I have looked into other high school around the area, including: Portland and all around the Vancouver area, and the high schools do not match up to MVHS. The campus life is very suitable to every students' liking. If you have a child that is in middle school and is in the Evergreen School District, chose MVHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2009

Mountain View is top-notch. As a parent, I went to their Thunder Day event. It really showcased a ton of the school's programs and allowed us to get a glimpse into what makes Mtn. View the high school to be at in Vancouver. The building needs updating like Evergreen or Union. Nevertheless, the staff is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

Great School. My daughters had to transfer out last year, and it was the worst move we could have ever done. This year, they commute to Mountain View because it has such a better environment and teaching team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

It is hard to find a school where all your needs can be met. If you want excellent academics, sports, music or art (maybe even all!!) you can get it at MVHS. My son has truely enjoyed his time at MVHS and is very prepared to move on to UCSB this fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

Moutain View High School is the creme de la creme of high schools in Vancouver. Their teachers are dedicated, Mr. Meloy is a true educator, the facilities are getting better, but most importantly, the faculty and staff honestly care about the well being and success of their students. Amazing school, great experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2007

I graduated from Mt. View High School in 2006 and I advise parents to enroll in the Evergreen School District because of its quality in educating students and its ability to encourage students to succeed. Mt. View has helped prepare me for college in ways that I never thought possible. The English, Foreign Languag and Social Science departments are top notch and I am so greatful for my experience at Mt. View.


Posted June 8, 2007

Recommend this school for someone who comes from a high-income family with two parents and a religious background. Drug & crime issues are low. There is high peer pressure on image, the kind of car you drive, the clothes you wear, the friends you have, etc. Students who drive brand new cars and wear brand name clothes are more accepted.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 10, 2007

Mountain View is the best high school around Washington. As a former student, I know that the teachers are great as well as friendly students around the school. I wish I was still there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 18, 2006

I have been very pleased with the opportunities and support provided at Mt. View. Having a child with a developmental disability as well as a student taking pre-AP courses, I have experienced a wide array of teachers and services available in the school. They have provided both my children with an education that meets their needs along with the support required. They are responsive to my concerns and respectful of my opinions. Staff has been willing to work with me to problem solve any issues that have arisen and kept me well informed of things that may require my attention. My student taking pre-AP courses continues to show fantastic test scores and is appropriately challenged by the classes offered. My student with special needs is well accepted, included and supported by both staff and the wonderful students. I highly recommend this Mountain View High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2005

Mountain View is a school with teachers who are dedicated to giving a quality education to your children. Parents are involved with many things, and their theater program is wonderful.
—Submitted by a former student


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About these ratings

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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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45%

2011

 
 
63%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

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The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

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The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Biology I

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Female93%
Male96%
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Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial100%
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Integrated Math I

All Students58%
Female56%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial80%
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income49%
Not low income68%
Special education49%
Not special education60%
Limited English39%

Integrated Math II

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
White98%
Low income96%
Not low income98%
Not special education97%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Biology I

All Students67%
Female69%
Male64%
Black70%
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income52%
Not low income76%
Special education41%
Not special education71%
Limited English9%
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Geometry

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Integrated Math I

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Special education39%
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Limited English30%

Integrated Math II

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Female66%
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Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic54%
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Special education52%
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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Integrated Math I

All Students18%
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Not special education18%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

385 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

406 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male85%
Black100%
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income83%
Not low income92%
Special education51%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female92%
Male79%
Black82%
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income78%
Not low income88%
Special education49%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 63%
Hispanic 12% 18%
Asian 11% 7%
Black 4% 5%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 134%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 23%N/A8%
Special education 211%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 70%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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