Mountain View High School (Mountain View, California)
Mountain View High School is located at 3535 Truman Avenue, Mountain View, California, 94040. It is one of two Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District public high schools; the school earned the distinction of California Distinguished High School in 1988, 1994, 2003. In 2000 and 2007, MVHS received a full 6-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges; the school sent 97% of its graduating class of 2013 to post-secondary schools. In addition, the California Department of Education recognized Mountain View High School as a California Gold Ribbon School, citing its "Equal Opportunities Schools" program that identifies and supports first generation students taking rigorous academic courses. Newsweek ranked Mountain View High School as the 293rd best public open enrollment high school in the nation in 2005 and the 280th best school in 2015. 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 2012, the enrollment at Mountain View High School was 1,851. During the 2012 school year, the students were 51% White, 20% Hispanic, 25% Asian, 2% Black, 1% Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander, <1% American Indian/Alaskan Native, 2% two or more races. Public education in Mountain View, California lacked a high school. Before Mountain View High School was created in 1902, students living within the town's limits commuted by train from Downtown Mountain View Station on Castro Street to attend either Palo Alto or Santa Clara High Schools. In August 1902, the town of Mountain View opened its first school at the corner of El Camino Real and Calderon Streets, named Mountain View Union High School. By the dawn of the 1920s, the high school saw a spike in enrollment and the campus was unable to accommodate any more students. In 1922, the school district decided to build a new campus at a new location on Castro Street; the new campus first opened its doors in late August 1924. By 1933, the opening of Moffett Field would force the school to add additional facilities on the campus to accommodate both local and the military children.
By the 1950s, Mountain View Union High School was once again unable to accommodate the increasing student body on its campus. In 1956, the school district added Los Altos High, in the once small rural town of Los Altos. By 1961, the district added another school near Grant Road at the corners of Bryant; this was named Chester F. Awalt High School, after the first superintendent of the district, closed in 1981 due to declining enrollment. Mountain View School District decided to sell the original school buildings back to the city and relocate to the newly closed Awalt High School location. Los Altos High School adopted the MV school colors and mascot. Thus, Mountain View became the black and gold Spartans and Los Altos dropped the Knights and became the blue and gray Eagles. In 2016, the school received national attention after placing History teacher Frank Navarro on administrative leave for drawing historical comparisons between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler; the high school holds an open enrollment policy: any student may register for any class being offered at the school, regardless of a student's grade.
Mountain View High, like most Bay Area schools, offers all 8 of the AP advanced STEM classes including AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism. Environmental Science AP and Psychology AP were added as class options for the academic year of 2013-2014. MVHS Athletics is part of Central Coast Section, which governs High School Athletics from San Francisco to King City, the California Interscholastic Federation; the school sponsors the following interscholastic teams for young men and women: basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming & diving, track & field, volleyball and water polo. In the winter of 2017, the women's soccer team defeated Archbishop Mitty by 3-1 to capture the CCS Open Division Championship, adding to their CCS Division I championships in 2015 and 2012 and their final in the inaugural CCS Open, they won their fourth straight SCVAL-DA league championship and the Fremont Firebird Classic tournament, finishing the season with 19 wins, 3 ties, 1 loss, 84 goals scored, 10 goals against.
Maxpreps ranked them # 8 in # 4 in state. In the spring of 2014, the Men's volleyball team came from behind to beat inter-city rival Saint Francis in 5 sets in the CCS Championship, they went on to win the Norcal Tournament, thus defeating Saint Francis a second time 3 sets to 1. They compiled a 34-3 record, 14-0 in league, ranked #4 in the nation, #3 in state, according to Maxpreps. In 2009, the boys cross. Erik Davis, Major League Baseball pitcher with the Washington Nationals Adam Krikorian, head coach of the UCLA water polo team and the US women's Olympic water polo team Blake Krikorian, technology entrepreneur Brendan Nyhan, political scientist Kendal Smith, NFL player Jose Antonio Vargas, Washington Post reporter and 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner List of closed secondary schools in California Official website The Oracle, MVHS school newspaperMap: 37°21′36″N 122°04′03″W
Mountain View High School (Washington)
Mountain View High School is a public high school located in Vancouver, Washington. It was the second high school built in the Evergreen Public Schools, one of four high schools in the area. Opened in 1981, Mountain View was the second high school built in the Evergreen Public Schools after Evergreen High School and followed by Heritage High School and Union High School; the four high schools share one football stadium, McKenzie Stadium, located adjacent to Evergreen High School. Mountain View High School offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes a wide variety of courses, including: career and technical education, fine arts, foreign languages, physical education, social studies, special education, performing arts. Along with its own students, Mountain View has introduced and promoted several activities that are designed to help incoming students become successful in their lives. A well-known example of this is the Thunder Success Academy, or TSA, which has two branches of older students, Thunder Crew, the general workers during the school year, Thunder Mentors, who not only participate in Thunder Crew, but attend a summer camp with the freshmen.
TSA has been so successful that other schools in Washington have modeled their own programs after it, in order to make their students feel responsible for each other, though some students just take the program for the.5 credit awarded to each student who takes TSA. TSA has expanded annually to take in several hundred freshmen every year, introduce many students who have moved into the area to their new environs. TSA talks about caring for every student and is a chance for students to plan out their future goals. Mountain View High School has one of the largest Advanced Placement programs in the area. Courses offered at the AP level include Biology, Physics, Statistics, Computer Science, European History, U. S. History, U. S. Government and Politics, Comparative Government and Politics and Macroeconomics, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, German, Human Geography, Studio Art, but new course options are being added each year. AP classes can be taken as an Independent Study in some departments.
For the 2008-2009 school year, 86% of all AP exams taken by Mountain View students earned passing scores. Mandy’s Pantry is a food security program at Mountain View High School that opened in 2012, it was named in honor of Mandy Lathim who died in a traffic accident. The pantry is one of the food pantries connected to the Evergreen school district's pantry project; the Pantry Project's mission statement is "To ensure that a students learning and development are not impaired by their lack of nutritious food." The Pantry Project is sustained by donations from the community. The pantry's main community partner is SHARE of Vancouver WA and are supported by many grocery stores, restaurants and churches in the area. Mountain View is home to a thriving music program. There are 3 concert bands, 2 jazz bands, two orchestras, one percussion ensemble, several choral groups, dozens of student-organized chamber ensembles that compete at the Solo & Ensemble Contest. In December 2011, the school's top Jazz band was invited and had the opportunity to perform at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL.
Many of the music groups tour during the year, such as up to Seattle or down to California. In 2013, the Wind Ensemble was accepted as a featured band in the Music for All National Concert Band Festival. Mountain View has strong academic extracurricular activities, including: Knowledge Bowl Science Bowl Key Club Robotics Team Speech and Debate Science Olympiad HOSA Math Club Mountain View participates in the Greater St. Helens 3A league and is a member of the Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association; the school has been league champs in football in 2016, 2017, 2018. The school colors are royal blue, emerald green, white; the school's mascot is Thunder, as represented by Thundra. However the school now uses Thunder Man as a mascot in pep assemblies; the school has been using a character called Blueman, though it is unclear whether he is replacing or supplementing Thunder Man. Over the past decade, an intense rivalry has developed between Mountain View and Evergreen High School; this rivalry is lighthearted, but has been known to spark fights and small riots at sporting events involving the two schools, including recent acts of vandalism to both schools prior to game.
Another rival of Mountain View High School is Union High School. Boys Soccer: 1991, 1992, 1993 Girls Track: 1989 Softball: 1994 Men's Golf: 2018 Boys Soccer: 1994 Boys Tennis: 1995 Girls Basketball: 1995 Softball: 2007 From 2007 to 2009, Mountain View was named by Newsweek as a top public school in America, placing 777 of 1500; this list represented the top 6% of schools in the nation at the time. In June 2010, Newsweek again listed Mountain View High School in its annual list of "America's Best High Schools," which included 1,600 of the nation's high schools. Mountain View was ranked 680th nationally and 11th out of 32 high schools listed in the state of Washington. Patricia Downey, a Pre-AP Freshman English and Spanish 1-2 teacher and Key Club advisor, was recognized as a Women of Achievement by Clark College and The YMCA of Clark County. In 2015, Patricia Redding, a Computer Science teacher, received the Educator Award from the Oregon and Southwest Washington Affiliate of the National Center for Women & Information Technology.
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Auburn Mountainview High School
Auburn Mountainview High School is located in Lea Hill on the east hill of Auburn, a city in King County, United States. It was named after the scenic views from the school, including the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Rainier, the Olympic Mountains. Construction of Auburn Mountainview began in 2004 in the Lea Hill area of Washington; the school was built to relieve overcrowding of the district's other two main high schools, Auburn Senior High School and Auburn Riverside High School. Mountainview opened its doors to the community in the fall of 2005. Nearby Rainier Middle School is the primary feeder school with a small number from Cascade Middle School as well as some Kent area students; the school is close to the Auburn-Kent border. Because of perennial troubles with overcrowding in many Kent schools, about 40% of the Auburn Mountainview student population is made up of Kent area students. Auburn Mountainview's sports teams are called the Lions and compete in the Olympic Division of the North Puget Sound League since 2016.
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