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
School district San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Superintendent Rick Schmitt
Principal Dr. Kevin Ahern
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]

Music building

Monte Vista High School is a comprehensive public high school located in Danville, California, United States.[2] It is a National Blue Ribbon school, as well as a California Distinguished School. It is fully WASC accredited. The school is located in the San Ramon Valley, approximately 35 miles east of San Francisco, and is part of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.[3] It serves around 2274 students from grades 9–12.[2] The principal is Kevin Ahern.[4] Its primary sports rival is San Ramon Valley High School. The school mascot is a Mustang.


The school is fully WASC accredited and offers college preparatory courses that are University of California A-G certified. In 2014, the school offered 23 Advanced Placement courses and 7 honors courses.[5] The school also offers courses through the California Association of Regional Occupational Centers and Programs.


The 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 Corona's Centennial High School 66-55 to win the California Division 1 state championship. This was the first state championship in the school's history and the first for a Contra Costa County public school since Walnut Creek's Northgate High School won the Division III boys' basketball state championship in 1995.[6] The 2013-2014 boys' basketball team finished the season 32-1, and were ranked ninth in the nation and second in the state of California, according to MaxPreps.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]


External links[edit]

San Ramon Valley Unified School District