Monte Vista High School (Spring Valley, California)

Coordinates: 32°44′10.42″N 116°58′29.87″W / 32.7362278°N 116.9749639°W / 32.7362278; -116.9749639

Monte Vista High School is public, comprehensive high school located in Spring Valley, California, and serves 1,960 students in grades nine through twelve. Opened in 1961, Monte Vista is the seventh of twelve high schools built in the Grossmont Union High School District.

Monte Vista High School
Address
3230 Sweetwater Springs Boulevard

,
California
91977

United States
Information
TypePublic comprehensive secondary
MottoThis is Monarch Territory
EstablishedSeptember 17, 1961
School districtGrossmont Union High School District
PrincipalJoel Tropp
Teaching staff74.06 (FTE)[1]
Grades9–12
Enrollment1,651 (2019–20)[1]
Student to teacher ratio22.56[1]
CampusSuburban
Color(s)Crimson and gold
MascotMonty the Lion
Team nameMonarchs
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Websitemonarchs.guhsd.net

Monte Vista High School has been ranked among the top 6000 schools in the nation, coming in at #1147, due in part to its excellent record for AP testing and its steadily increasing Annual Performance Index. Monte Vista has one of the best AP programs in the Grossmont Union District.

StudentsEdit

Monte Vista's student body is composed of pupils from the following ethnic backgrounds (2015–2016 school year):[1]

  • American Indian or Alaska Native – 0.1%
  • Asian – 4.7%
  • Black – 12.3%
  • Hispanic – 59.7%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander – 0.8%
  • White (not Hispanic) – 15.5%
  • Two or More – 6.9%

Extracurricular activitiesEdit

AthleticsEdit

Monte Vista's athletic teams, the Monarchs, compete in the South League of the Grossmont Conference and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) San Diego Section. Monte Vista offers a total of 21 Sports over a span of 3 Athletic seasons.

FallEdit

  • Football
  • Boys water polo
  • Girls tennis
  • Girls volleyball
  • Cross country
  • Cheer

WinterEdit

  • Wrestling
  • Boys basketball
  • Girls basketball
  • Boys soccer
  • Girls soccer
  • Girls water polo
  • Academic league

SpringEdit

  • Swim
  • Gymnastics
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Boys lacrosse
  • Girls lacrosse
  • Boys tennis
  • Boys volleyball
  • Softball
  • Track

Performing artsEdit

Monte Vista's marching band, the Monarch Brigade is a parade and concert band. Monte Vista's drama program puts forward three shows per year—one entirely student-directed. Monte Vista's dance program puts forward two performances each spring. Monte Vista's choir program competes in several festivals in southern California. Monte Vista is also one of only three high schools in the Grossmont district to offer class piano.

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Monte Vista High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved September 3, 2021.
  2. ^ Kappes, Serena; Hay, Carla (September 2, 2005). "Celeb Spotlight: Nick Cannon". People. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  3. ^ Garske, Monica (August 17, 2013). "'AGT' Host Nick Cannon Donates School Supplies in San Diego". KNSD. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  4. ^ Lin, Dennis (August 21, 2014). "Benoit to avoid disabled list". U-T San Diego. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  5. ^ "Engagement: Gordon-Ring". Ortonville Independent. March 20, 2006. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  6. ^ Sabedra, Darren (August 9, 2021). "Former Stanford stars headline East Bay high school's 2021 Hall of Fame class". The Mercury News. Retrieved July 30, 2022.
  7. ^ "Maggie Steffens". United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. Retrieved July 30, 2022.
  8. ^ Meanley, Erin (June 20, 2011). "Spotlight on B. Slade". San Diego Magazine. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  9. ^ Lindgren, Jim (October 31, 1990). "SAN DIEGO COLLEGE NOTEBOOK : Mike Whitmarsh Has Adjusted Well to Different Kind of Net". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  10. ^ Shontz, Lori (September 28, 1998). "The OSU flash". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved August 22, 2014.

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