Monte Vista High School (Danville, California)
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|Monte Vista High School|
|3131 Stone Valley Road
Danville, California, 94526
|Color(s)||Red and Black|
|Athletics conference||East Bay Athletic League|
Monte Vista High School is a comprehensive public high school located in Danville, California. Monte Vista is a National Blue Ribbon school, as well as a California Distinguished School and fully WASC accredited. The school is located in the San Ramon Valley, approximately 35 miles east of San Francisco. The school nickname is the Mustangs. It serves around 2274 students from grades 9–12. The current principal is Janet Terranova, along with assistant principals, John-Paul Ballou, Joy Brahmst, and Adam Jennings. Its primary sports rival is San Ramon Valley High School.
Students & Faculty
Total Students: 2274 students
Total Classroom Teachers: 120 teachers
2,158 in 2011–-12.
Students by Grade
Grade 9 - 505 students
Grade 10 - 529 students
Grade 11 - 631 students
Grade 12 - 609 students
% American Indian:
% Asian: 21%
% Hispanic: 4%
% Black: 2%
% White: 74%
Number of Students Managed: 23,732 students
District Total Revenue: $400,488,000
District Expenditure: $456,379,000
District Revenue / Student: $16,875
District Expenditure / Student: $19,231
District Graduation Rates: 99%
- Casey Merrill (Class of 1975), former NFL defensive end, played for Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, and New Orleans Saints
- Leroy Chiao (Class of 1978), astronaut
- John Patitucci (Class of 1978), Jazz musician and double bassist
- Chuck Prophet (Class of 1981), singer, guitarist, songwriter
- David Zuckerman (Class of 1981), Television Producer and Writer for Family Guy and American Dad
- Christy Turlington (Class of 1987) (did not graduate), model
- Tim Kang (Class of 1991), actor
- Gar Ryness (Class of 1991), the Batting Stance Guy Stance Guy | The Least Marketable Skill in America 
- Bob Myers (Class of c. 1992), General Manager of the Golden State Warriors, played collegiate basketball for UCLA, previously a Sports Agent at Wasserman Media Group
- Mike Crudale (Class of 1995), Pro Baseball - St.Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants
- Greg Sestero (Class of 1995), actor
- Bree Turner (Class of 1995), actress
- Nicholas Vasallo (Class of 1997), composer
- Matthew Rojansky (Class of c. 1999), Professor and foreign relations expert 
- Taylor Dent (Class of 1999), tennis player
- Jessica Steffens (Class of 2005), 2008 Olympic Women's Waterpolo Silver Medalist
- Ryan Whalen (Class of 2007), NFL wide receiver
- Mark Appel (Class of 2009), baseball pitcher, first overall pick by the Houston Astros in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.
- Zach Ertz (Class of 2009), NFL tight end, currently plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, consensus All-American selection in 2012 at Stanford University, drafted with the 35th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft
- Niveen Rasheed (Class of 2009), Princeton basketball all-star , currently plays for the Ippokratis Kos team in Greece 
- Kevin Woo (Class of 2010), member of South Korean idol boygroup U-Kiss
- Maggie Steffens (Class of 2012), USA Women's Water Polo player, tied Olympic record with 7 goals in a game in 2012
Monte Vista Mustangs compete in the East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) of the CIF North Coast Section (NCS). In 2014, the Monte Vista varsity boys basketball team, led by head coach Nick Jones, set numerous school records. After winning the EBAL and NCS titles, the Mustangs defeated Centennial High School (Corona, California) 66-55 to win the California Division 1 state championship. This was the first state championship in the school's history and the first state championship for a Contra Costa County, California public school since Northgate High School (Walnut Creek, California) won the Division III boys basketball state championship in 1995. The 2013-2014 boys basketball team finished the season 32-1, and were ranked 9th in the nation and 2nd in the state of California, according to MaxPreps.
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In 2007, after a parent complaint, a district internal and an outside audit found that funds raised by graduating classes were used for school improvement projects by administrators. No misappropriation of funds was found or alleged; all funds were used for the school. Administrators produced student body minutes for items approved by the students and from previous class officers. The Contra Costa Times printed a retraction and correction August 6, 2010 for previous misstatements by the newspaper suggesting misappropriation by administrators.
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|San Ramon Valley Unified School District|