Mountain View High School (Bend, Oregon)

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Mountain View High School
2755 NE 27th Street
Bend, Oregon, Deschutes 97701
United States
Coordinates 44°04′38″N 121°15′53″W / 44.077304°N 121.264703°W / 44.077304; -121.264703Coordinates: 44°04′38″N 121°15′53″W / 44.077304°N 121.264703°W / 44.077304; -121.264703
Type Public
Opened 1979
School district Bend-La Pine School District
Principal Katie Legace [1]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1497[2]
Color(s) Red, Black and White
Athletics conference OSAA 5A Special District
Mascot Cougar
Newspaper Viewpoints
Yearbook The Pinnacle

Mountain View High School is a public high school located in Bend, Oregon, United States.


Mountain View High School opened in 1979 as the second high school in the greater Bend, Oregon, area.[3] It was the first new high school in the area since Bend High School opened in 1904, and the two schools remained the only traditional high schools in Bend until Summit High School opened in 2001 (Marshall High School is a magnet high school also located in Bend).[4] The school's first principal was Jack Harris; after his retirement in 1987, the school named the football stadium after him.[5] MVHS underwent major renovations in 2005 to expand the library and main offices.[6]

Their mascot is a Cougar. MVHS originally adopted Notre Dame University's fight song, but it is now based on that of Washington State University, whose mascot is also the cougar.[citation needed]


In 2008, 80% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 346 students, 278 graduated, 58 dropped out, 4 received a modified diploma, and 6 are still in high school.[7][8]


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Mountain View High School hosts the First Robotics Team (FRC) Team #753, The High Desert Droids. It is composed primarily of Mountain View Students; there are also members from Bend High School, Summit High School, and Redmond High School. Mountain View High school is home to the Bend FFA Chapter, and is the only school in the area to provide agriculture classes. FFA is an organization that focuses on giving youth leadership, service, and job skill opportunities through agricultural education. Many teens around Bend switch to MVHS for this program, which is one of the top FFA Chapters in the state. Furthermore, they are also the only area school with an Cadet Corps program.

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