Monte Vista High School is one of nine public schools in the Grossmont Union High School District. Located in Spring Valley, Monte Vista currently serves 1650 students in the Casa de Oro neighborhood of East County, San Diego. Monte Vista’s mission is to provide a relevant and rigorous education grounded in compassion and equity. At Monte Vista, we all follow the Crimson and Gold code: “I respect myself, and my community and expect others to do the same.”
Since its opening in 1961, Monte Vista has received many awards and most recently was recognized as a California Gold Ribbon School and a US News and World Report Silver School. We received a six-year accreditation, the highest possible, from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Our experienced faculty and diverse curricula prepare students for life after high school, whether entering the workforce or attending college. We are proud to be a designated AVID School wide campus, with 100% of Monte Vista’s AVID graduates being accepted into a four-year college.
Monte Vista offers a robust Advanced Placement program with 56 percent of Monte Vista’s graduating seniors have taken an AP exam, one of the highest participation rates in the district. We also offer college preparatory classes along with a number of programs that allow students to have a well-rounded high school experience: Visual and Performing Arts, Automotive Technology, CTE Game Design and Development and a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) sponsored Computer Science Pathway.
Monte Vista is one of only three schools in the district with the After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens Grant (ASSETs). With this funding, we offer before and after-school clubs and activities for students to explore their creativity, hone athletic skills, or receive free tutoring. Our ASSETs grant also sponsors an annual college road trip to California UC and CSU schools.
Monte Vista has a storied history of athletic excellence, with many league and CIF titles won by numerous sports. We currently field 25 CIF-sanctioned varsity sports, and we’re home to KUSI’s 2018 Silver Pigskin Award winner, Jahmon McClendon. This award is given to the top football player in San Diego County. In addition to athletics, We have a strong culture of service and leadership with annual events that support the surrounding Spring Valley community.
Monte Vista has state of the art facilities and classrooms thanks to recent modernization with Propositions U and H funding. Construction continues as we prepare to move back into our modernized ten new classrooms in the 1000 and 1400 buildings.
At Monte Vista, we are proud of our traditions, achievements, and culture. We welcome you to attend an event or schedule a campus tour so you can experience it for yourself. Monte Vista is more than a school, it’s a family, a home!
Grossmont Union High School District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on age, gender, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or the perception of one or more of such characteristics. (GUHSD Board Policy 5145.3) Additional Title IX non-discrimination information