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Monta Vista High School
Established 1969
Type Public 4-year
Principal April Scott
Students 2,573 (2006-2007)
Grades 9-12
Location Cupertino, California, USA
Colors Purple and Gold
Mascot Matador
Newspaper El Estoque
Website http://www.mvhs.fuhsd.org/
Front of the high school.
Front of the high school.
Monta Vista academic court, December 1971.
Monta Vista academic court, August 2006
Monta Vista academic court, August 2006
Monta Vista academic court and renovated library, June 2006.
Monta Vista academic court and renovated library, June 2006.
Auditorium with mural.
Auditorium with mural.

Monta Vista High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school located in the Silicon Valley suburb of Cupertino, California, USA. Part of the Fremont Union High School District, the school serves most of the suburban residential and industrial technology enriched area of western Cupertino. Monta Vista also has a strong alumni following. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (800x739, 141 KB) Summary w:Monta Vista High School logo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (800x739, 141 KB) Summary w:Monta Vista High School logo. ... Educational institutions are often categorised along several dimensions. ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cali Mill Plaza (Cupertino City Center) is located on the intersection of Stevens Creek and De Anza Boulevards where the village of Westwood was established. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... This article is about the color. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Matador Antonio Barrera in the capote de paseo (dress cape) before a bullfight during the 2003 Aste Nagusia festival in Bilbao, Spain A torero (roughly bull handler) is the main performer in bullfighting events in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Image File history File linksMetadata P3040011MontaVistaHSfront_crwb. ... Image File history File linksMetadata P3040011MontaVistaHSfront_crwb. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1082x972, 196 KB) Summary Monta Vista High School academic quad at lunch, scanned from a textured print thats not perfect to begin with but its interesting historically (I hope). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1082x972, 196 KB) Summary Monta Vista High School academic quad at lunch, scanned from a textured print thats not perfect to begin with but its interesting historically (I hope). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2160x1440, 1256 KB) The academic quad at Monta Vista in August of 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2160x1440, 1256 KB) The academic quad at Monta Vista in August of 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2160x1440, 1206 KB) The MVHS academic quad, along with a partial view of the library. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2160x1440, 1206 KB) The MVHS academic quad, along with a partial view of the library. ... Image File history File linksMetadata P3040003MontaVistaHSAudit_crwb. ... Image File history File linksMetadata P3040003MontaVistaHSAudit_crwb. ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... For the Nintendo 64 game, see Space Station Silicon Valley. ... Location of Cupertino within Santa Clara County, California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) is a school district in California, serving Cupertino, most of Sunnyvale and parts of San Jose, Los Altos, Saratoga, and Santa Clara. ... An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ...


Opened in 1969 with freshman and sophomore classes only, and graduated its first class in 1972. Since then, its student body size has averaged about 2500 students. Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Alma Mater

The traditional Monta Vista alma mater: For other uses, see Alma mater (disambiguation). ...


Hail to thee 'ole MV High
Proud her colors 'ere may fly,
Purple-gold they stand for might,
Teach us to defend the right
Truth and honor never fail
Loyalty will 'ere prevail,
Strong ideals will never die,
Hail to thee 'ole MV High!


Demographics

As of the 2006-2007 school year, Monta Vista has a student body of 2,573 students, of which a majority (68.7%) are Asian American, 28.2% are white, 2.1% are Latino and the remaining 1% is composed of African Americans, Filipino, and American Indian.[1] Monta Vista has the largest student body in the district. An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ...


A 2005 Wall Street Journal article[2] claimed that Monta Vista is currently experiencing a "white flight" caused by white families feeling overwhelmed by the recent influx of Asian American immigrants.[3] The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with an average daily circulation of 1,800,607 (2002). ... White flight is a term for the demographic trend where working- and middle-class white people move away from increasingly racial-minority inner-city neighborhoods to white suburbs and exurbs. ...


Academics

With an API score of 900 points out of 1000,[4] Monta Vista is regarded as one of the top schools in California. In the class of 2007, there were 47 National Merit Semi-finalists and 74 National Merit Commended students. In 2007, Newsweek's 1,200 top U.S. schools ranked Monta Vista #85, the 7th Californian high school. The highest ranked school in the Fremont Union High School District, the The Washington Post magazine ranked Monta Vista as the 57th best high school in the United States, the fourth highest academically performing high school in all of California,[5] and the highest academically ranked school in the Fremont Union High School District in 2005. Though these rankings exclude private schools, many have selective admission policies, whereas schools like Monta Vista and Lynbrook do not; however, proof of residency is required for enrollment. For this reason, these rankings do not necessarily provide accurate results for all high schools.[6] The Academic Performance Index (API) is a measurement in California of academic performance and progress of individual schools in California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... The Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) is a school district in California, serving Cupertino, most of Sunnyvale and parts of San Jose, Los Altos, Saratoga, and Santa Clara. ... The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C.. It is also one of the citys oldest papers, having been founded in 1877. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) is a school district in California, serving Cupertino, most of Sunnyvale and parts of San Jose, Los Altos, Saratoga, and Santa Clara. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... There is also a Lynbrook High School in Lynbrook, New York. ...


Numerous Monta Vista students have gone on to continue their education at some of the most well-known colleges and universities in the United States. Of the 593 graduating seniors in 2007, 213 will attend the University of California at the following campuses: UC Berkeley (46), UCLA (37), UC San Diego (48), and Other UCs (82). Other college destinations of note for the class of 2007 include Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, MIT, Columbia, Yeshiva University, Williams College, Cornell, Duke, Carnegie Mellon, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, Julliard School, USC, and UPenn. The Monta Vista community takes pride that nearly all (over 96%) of its 2007 graduates went on to continue their formal education. The University of California, Berkeley (also known as Cal, UC Berkeley, UCB, or simply Berkeley) is a prestigious, public, coeducational university situated in the foothills of Berkeley, California to the east of San Francisco Bay, overlooking the Golden Gate and its bridge. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... This article is about the city in England. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... YALE (Yet Another Learning Environment) is an environment for machine learning experiments and data mining. ... Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, MapúaTech or simply Mapúa) is a private, non-sectarian, Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila. ... Yeshiva University is a private Jewish university in New York City whose first component was founded in 1886. ... Williams College is a highly selective [1] private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. ... Cornell is the name of some places in the United States of America. ... This article is about the nobility title. ... Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Arch, the main entrance to Northwesterns Evanston campus Northwestern University is a private university seated in Evanston, Illinois, on a 240 acre (970,000 m²) campus along the shores of Lake Michigan. ... This article is about the person. ... The Juilliard School is a performing arts conservatory in New York City, informally but definitively identified as simply Juilliard, and most famous for its musically-trained alumni. ... USC may refer to: // University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California, USA) University of South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina, USA) University of Santiago de Compostela (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) University of San Carlos (Cebu City, Philippines) University of the Sunshine Coast (Queensland, Australia) University Senior College, a year eleven and... The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn, although the former is the preferred and recognized nickname of the University) is a private university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a founding member of the Ivy League. ...


Athletics

Monta Vista High School's mascot is the Matador, with its official school colors being purple and gold. The school mascot's uniform, however, is that of a purple bull. Monta Vista High School rivals nearby Lynbrook High School and Cupertino High School and competes in the SCVAL of the Central Coast Section. Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... There is also a Lynbrook High School in Lynbrook, New York. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this school-related article may require cleanup. ...


The school's campus consists of a large baseball field, an American football field, and tennis courts. Due to neighborhood complaints about noise levels, as well as a lack of lighting on the field, Monta Vista holds most of their home football games at Cupertino High School. In 2007, the school completed construction of the new lighted pool, which is host to several water polo and swimming competitions per year. This article is about the sport. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this school-related article may require cleanup. ...


Architecture

The majority of the school's buildings are built in the Spanish Mission architectural style. The school has been undergoing a multi-million dollar facilities modernization, with a new library, completed in late 2005, showcased in the center of campus. Small renovations, such as the fitting of metal doors in place of old wooden ones, were completed over the summer of 2006. The athletic facilities, such as the gym, swimming pool and locker rooms, have now completed renovation. A new school office/main entrance is under renovation and scheduled to be finished early 2008. Categories: Stub | Architectural styles ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Modern indoor gymnasium with pull-down basketball hoops. ... For the 2003 film, see Swimming Pool (film). ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


Monta Vista is divided into four major structures. A Building holds most of the foreign languages. B Building has many science classrooms and language arts, with C Building holding many social sciences. D Building is a relatively new building, and has math and science classrooms and the Monta Vista Linux Lab, where computer programming classes are held. The F building is located on the opposite side of the campus, and has arts, performing arts, and industrial technology classes.


Hacking Incident

In December 2007 a group of students used a hacking program to gain access to a computer network used by the administration and faculty. The hacked servers contained tests, homework assignments, and student schoolwork but not grades. Some of the students stated that they were simply curious about the school administrative network, while others were annoyed by the security software that blocked access to select sites deemed inappropriate for school. Unlike the 2004 hacking incident at nearby Saratoga High School, the student were not hacking into the computer network with the intention of cheating. The school requires all students to sign a pledge promising to use technology appropriately. An unknown number of students were disciplined.[7] At least two of the students were expelled from Monta Vista High School. December 2007 is the twelfth month of that year and has yet to occur. ... Saratoga High School is a high school in Saratoga, California, United States, part of the Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District. ...


Trivia

  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary School sits just to its east, and John F. Kennedy Middle School lies to its southeast. Both schools are literally across the street.
  • Monta Vista is the site of a 1973 sex comedy, The Cheerleaders.
  • Monta Vista's Dance Team is extremely successful, having won a State Title every year from 2001-2006, and National Titles in both 2005 and 2006. Outside of competitions, the team performs at rallies, football games, and their annual Winter and Spring Shows.
  • Monta Vista's Cheer Team recently placed first in the 2007 USA Spirit Nationals held in Anaheim, California in the Super Varsity Show Cheer Novice Division.[citation needed] Outside of competitions, the team performs at rallies, at the Spring Show, and at every football and basketball game.
  • In its first year of Quiz Bowl Competition, Monta Vista High School captured the 2006 Northern California NAQT Championship, and placed 54th out of 128 in the National Championship.
  • Monta Vista Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) has an extensive history of national success, ranking 4th in the entire country at the 2007 National Leadership Conference.
  • Monta Vista DECA is ranked #1 in California and has gained international recognition from previous victories at the DECA international conference.
  • As of the start of the 2006-2007 school year, Monta Vista has the largest band program in the Fremont Union High School District.
  • Monta Vista and nearby Lynbrook High School, also of the Fremont Union High School District, are academic and athletic rivals. However, little tension exists between the two student bodies. Both schools have similar demographics and ratings.
  • The school is a member of the California Color Guard Circuit.
  • In 2008, Monta Vista hosted the State Dance Tournament
  • Petri Hawkins-Byrd, bailiff on the Judge Judy television program, was the school security officer in the 90s and served as the staff advisor for the student-run WWF club.

Sports field of Kennedy with the Regnart neighborhood as the backdrop The John F. Kennedy Middle School (KMS) is a middle school located in Cupertino, California which educates grades six through eight, and feeds nearby Monta Vista High School. ... Anaheim redirects here. ... A demonstration is the public display of the common opinion of a activist group, often economically, political, or socially, by gathering in a crowd, usually at a symbolic place or date, associated with that opinion. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... There is also a Lynbrook High School in Lynbrook, New York. ... The Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) is a school district in California, serving Cupertino, most of Sunnyvale and parts of San Jose, Los Altos, Saratoga, and Santa Clara. ... A students union, student government, or student council is a student organization present at many colleges and universities, often with its own building on the campus, dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Petri Hawkins-Byrd is the bailiff on the television show Judge Judy, noted for his stoic demeaner. ... For the person off screen, see Judith Sheindlin. ...

Notable alumni

Notable alumni of Monta Vista High School include: An alumnus (masculine) or alumna (feminine) is a former student of a college, university, or school. ...

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References

External links

  • Monta Vista High School website
  • Monta Vista Class of 2011 Website
  • Monta Vista Class of 2010 Website
  • Monta Vista Class of 2009 Website
  • Monta Vista Class of 2008 Website
  • Two California high schools losing white students as Asians move in (Wall Street Journal)


Fremont Union High School District

Cupertino | Fremont | Homestead | Lynbrook | Monta Vista The Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) is a school district in California, serving Cupertino, most of Sunnyvale and parts of San Jose, Los Altos, Saratoga, and Santa Clara. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this school-related article may require cleanup. ... Fremont High School is a comprehensive, co-educational, public secondary school that serves eastern Sunnyvale, California. ... Homestead High School serves western Cupertino, western Sunnyvale, and portions of southern Los Altos, in Santa Clara County, California. ... There is also a Lynbrook High School in Lynbrook, New York. ...


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