Miramonte High School

Coordinates: 37°50′26″N 122°08′46″W / 37.8404819°N 122.1460766°W / 37.8404819; -122.1460766[1]
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Miramonte High School
Matador Insignia
750 Moraga Way

United States
Coordinates37°50′26″N 122°08′46″W / 37.8404819°N 122.1460766°W / 37.8404819; -122.1460766[1]
TypePublic high school
Established1955; 68 years ago (1955)
CEEB code052282
PrincipalBen Campopiano
Enrollment1,174 (2020–21)[2]
Color(s)Green, white, and black    
NewspaperThe Mirador[3]
YearbookLa Mirada

Miramonte High School is a public high school located in Orinda, California, United States. It is part of the Acalanes Union High School District. The school has a college-preparatory program, with 15 Advanced Placement courses offered.


Miramonte was founded in 1955.

Miramonte football recorded their first NCS CIF championship in 1981, defeating San Lorenzo 23–7 in the Oakland Coliseum.

In 1972 & 1973, The Miramonte Matador Football team won the Foothill Athletic League Championship both years. The 1973 team went on to beat Antioch High School in the "Turkey Bowl" to end the bowl season as the East Bay Area's #1 Ranked Championship Football Team. The 1972 Miramonte team also played against Antioch the previous year in the Turkey Bowl and lost.

In 1983 the Miramonte Matadors, known as the Mats, were voted CIF State Champions in all divisions after defeating Cardinal Newman High School on December 3, 1983, at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum in the NCS 2A Championship game. The Mats were also NCS 2A South Champions and FAL Champions.

In 1997 the Mats again won the NCS 2A Championship after defeating Granada High School in the championship game at the Oakland Coliseum. The Mats also won NCS 2A titles in 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2003 in their victory over San Lorenzo in a rematch of their 1981 championship game.

In 2013, after finishing 2nd in the DFAL, the Mats defeated Tennyson, Northgate and number two-seeded Clayton Valley Charter to reach the championship at Rancho Cotate High School against 13–0 Casa Grande. In an exciting game, Miramonte scored two touchdowns in the last two minutes to win their 8th NCS football championship, 42–28 to finish 12–2 on the season.

In 2008–09, Miramonte's water polo team was named "2008-09 ESPN RISE Magazine Boys' Team of the Year" (includes all sports). Since 1967 the team has won 15 NOR CAL championships and 26 League Championships. The so-called "Dream Team" were the California State Champions that year.

In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked Miramonte High School as #21 in California and #126 in the United States.[4] In 2021, Miramonte is now ranked 571 nationally, and it slipped from the top school in the county to third place.

As of March 2014, Miramonte ranks 11th on the Los Angeles Times California Schools Guide Top Average SAT Scores list.[5]


  • Total students: 1283
  • Students by gender:
55% female
45% male
  • Students by ethnicity
2.2% Black/African American
7.5 % Hispanic
25% Asian
65% White/Caucasian
  • Student to teacher ratio: 21:1

Census Day Enrollment 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 Total 1,316 1,286 1,236 1,174 1,183 [6]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "GNIS Detail - Miramonte High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. January 19, 1981. Retrieved March 20, 2010.
  2. ^ "Miramonte High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  3. ^ "The Mirador".
  4. ^ "Best High Schools 2012 - California High Schools". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
  5. ^ "California Schools Guide". Los Angeles Times.
  6. ^ "EdData - School Profile - Miramonte High".
  7. ^ "Ken Dorsey Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  8. ^ "Paul Hackett Coaching Record - Pro Football Archives". www.profootballarchives.com. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  9. ^ "A Star Coach is Born". USC News. July 31, 1998. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  10. ^ Peterson, Anne M. (January 17, 2020). "Miramonte-Orinda alum Sabrina Ionescu becomes Oregon's career scoring leader as Ducks beat Stanford". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  11. ^ "Welcome to the Official Website of Leeds Carnegie". Archived from the original on April 30, 2008. Retrieved April 10, 2008.

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