Mountain View High School (Mesa, Arizona)
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|Mountain View High School|
|2700 East Brown Road
Mesa, Arizona 85213
|Type||Public secondary (U.S.)|
|Motto||Go Forth With Pride|
|Oversight||Mesa Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Red & Blue|
Mountain View High School is a high school in Mesa, Arizona. It was established in 1976, the third public high school in Mesa. It is known for its numerous athletic and academic accomplishments. The school's mascot is a Toro. Known as the Campus of Champions. Ex: Toro Spiritline has won many state and national titles. In the 1984-85 school year, it was honored as a Blue Ribbon school.
Mountain View was included on Sports Illustrateds 2005 list of Top 25 High School Athletic Programs in the Nation:
Though the school hasn't been around for long, Mountain View has quickly established itself as king of the hill in Arizona. In the last decade the Toros have produced scores of top athletes, including Todd Heap and John Beck (Washington Redskins), Shea Hillenbrand (Toronto Blue Jays) and Max Hall (Arizona Cardinals). More stars are on the horizon: Mountain View has had 15 scholarship athletes in each of the last two years. And over the last 10 years, the Toros have won 21 state championships in 10 sports, including football (four), boys' track (four), boys' basketball (three), girls' track (three), spiritline (6+), and boys' and girls' cross-country, girls' swimming, girls' volleyball, girls' basketball, wrestling and baseball (one each).
Sports Illustrated later listed Mountain View as the top athletic high school in Arizona.
In 2007, the Siemens Foundation recognized Mountain View as having the top Advanced Placement program in Arizona.
Mountain View High School has accomplished 15 state championships (the most in Arizona Academic Decathlon history) and four state championship winning streaks since 1990. Each streak has lasted for at least two years (5, 2, 4 and 2 respectively). In addition, the team has broken the 50,000 barrier three times. Mountain View has finished second at the national USAD competition on five occasions (1992, 1994, 2004, 2005, 2010).
- Kirk Adams, former member of the Arizona House of Representatives
- Jim Adkins, lead singer for Jimmy Eat World
- Brian Banks, MLB baseball player
- John Beck, NFL Football player
- Devin Clark, NFL football player
- Joe Germaine, NFL & AFL football player
- Max Hall, NFL football player
- Kurt Haws, NFL football player
- Todd Heap, NFL Pro Bowl football player
- Shea Hillenbrand, MLB baseball player
- Breeja Larson, 2012 Olympic swimmer
- Scott Lydy, MLB player
- Brad Mills, MLB baseball player
- Todd Shell, NFL football player
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