Monte Vista High School (Danville, California)

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Monte Vista High School
MVHS Entrance Stone.jpg
3131 Stone Valley Road


Coordinates37°50′38″N 121°58′56″W / 37.8438145°N 121.9821824°W / 37.8438145; -121.9821824Coordinates: 37°50′38″N 121°58′56″W / 37.8438145°N 121.9821824°W / 37.8438145; -121.9821824
School districtSan Ramon Valley Unified School District
SuperintendentRick Schmitt
PrincipalKevin Ahern
Enrollment2,368[1] (2016-17)
Color(s)Red and black          
Athletics conferenceEast Bay Athletic League
NewspaperThe Stampede
YearbookLa Vista
Music building

Monte Vista High School is a comprehensive public high school located in Danville, California, United States.[3] 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.[4] It serves around 2274 students from grades 9–12.[3] The principal is Kevin Ahern.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8]

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  1. ^ "Monte Vista High". NCES. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "GNIS Detail - Monte Vista High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 19 January 1981. Retrieved 20 March 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Monte Vista High School Profile - Danville, California (CA)". Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  4. ^ Monte Vista High School Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Monte Vista High School Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "2013-14 School Profile" (PDF). Monte Vista High School.
  7. ^ "Monte Vista boys win state basketball championship". East Bay Times. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Monte Vista High School 13-14 Basketball Schedule". Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  9. ^ a b Pine, Dan (20 October 2006). "East Bay festival presents comedy-writing brothers". The Jewish News of Northern California. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
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  11. ^ Who's Who - Christy Turlington Archived 2007-10-11 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2008-02-15. Archived October 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ U-KISS official website U-KISS Korea.

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