Monte Vista High School (Danville, California)

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Monte Vista High School
MVHS Entrance Stone.jpg
3131 Stone Valley Road
Danville, California, 94526
United States
Type Public
Established 1965
Superintendent Steven Enoch
Principal Janet Terranova
Enrollment 2,158 (2011-12)
Color(s) Red and Black          
Athletics conference East Bay Athletic League
Nickname Mustangs
Newspaper The Stampede
Yearbook La Vista

Coordinates: 37°50′38″N 121°58′56″W / 37.8438145°N 121.9821824°W / 37.8438145; -121.9821824[1]

Administration Office
Music Building

Monte Vista High School is a comprehensive public high school located in Danville, California.[2] 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.[3] The school nickname is the Mustangs. It serves around 2274 students from grades 9–12.[2] The current principal is Janet Terranova, along with assistant principals, John-Paul Ballou, Joy Brahmst, and Adam Jennings.[4] Its primary sports rival is San Ramon Valley High School.

Students & Faculty[edit]

Total Students: 2274 students

Total Classroom Teachers: 120 teachers

2,158 in 2011–-12.[5]

Students by Grade
Grade 9 - 505 students
Grade 10 - 529 students
Grade 11 - 631 students
Grade 12 - 609 students


% American Indian:[2]

% Asian: 21%

% Hispanic: 4%

% Black: 2%

% White: 74%

School District[edit]

School District Name: San Ramon Valley Unified School District[2] Number of Schools Managed: 33

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%

Notable alumni[edit]


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.[12] 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.[13]

Budget misappropriation[edit]

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.[14]


External links[edit]

San Ramon Valley Unified School District