Mountain View High School (Mountain View, California)

Mountain View High School (Mountain View, California)

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Mountain View High School (Mountain View, California)

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Mountain View High School (MVHS or just MV), one of three Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District public high schools, is located in at 3535 Truman Avenue, Mountain View, California, 94040. Mountain View High School serves a diverse student body of over 1750 students from the cities of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. As of 2008, the student body is 54% White, 22% Asian, 16% Hispanic, 6% other, 2% African-American. In the heart of the Silicon Valley, MVHS' neighbors include technology giants Google, Intuit, AOL, Adobe, Microsoft and NASA-Ames. As a college preparatory high school, MVHS responds to the community’s demand for rigor, relevance and excellence by offering open access to all 23 Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses across the curriculum. The school earned the distinction of California Distinguished High School in 1994 and 2003. In 2000 and 2007, MVHS received a full 6 year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school sent 92% of its of graduates to post-secondary schools in the graduating class of 2005. Newsweek ranked Mountain View High School as the 224th best high school in the nation in 2007.



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Before Mountain View High School was created in 1902, students living within the town’s limits would take the train from Castro Street to attend either Palo Alto or Santa Clara High School. In August 1902, the town of Mountain View successfully opened their first...
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