Mountain View–Los Altos Union High School District

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Mountain View–Los Altos Union High School District
Mvla school district front.jpg
Address
1299 Bryant Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040[1]
District information
TypePublic
Grades9–12[1]
Established1902
SuperintendentNellie Meyer[2]
Students and staff
Students4,394

The Mountain View–Los Altos Union High School District (MVLA) is a school district serving high schoolers in Mountain View, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills, California. The elementary and intermediate school students in the region are served by Mountain View Whisman School District and Los Altos School District.

History[edit]

Mountain View High School was founded in 1902. In 1924, as enrollment increased, the school was moved to a new campus. Moffett Field's opening in 1933 caused a further increase in enrollment. Los Altos High School was added in 1956, and Chester F. Awalt High School, named after the district's first superintendent, was added in 1961.

Due to declining enrollment, the new campus's land was sold back to the city in 1989[3] and Mountain View Union High School took the place of Awalt High School.

High schools[edit]

Los Altos High School

Los Altos High School[edit]

Los Altos High School was founded in 1956. Its school mascot is the eagle.[4]

The 2018-19 school year had 2,227 students in attendance. The student population was 50% male and 50% female. Its racial makeup was 38% White, 26% Hispanic, 26% Asian, 7% Two or More Races and 1% Black.[5]

A major renovation and set of new buildings was completed in 2002, and again in 2013.[4] As of May 2020, the school is undergoing construction as part of a district-wide program to modernize classrooms.[6][7]

In 1954, the land was purchased from apricot farmers[8] to make way for the new school. The Class of 1958 was the first to graduate.

Mountain View High School

Mountain View High School[edit]

Mountain View High School was founded in 1902. Its school mascot is the Spartan.

The 2018-19 school year had 2,062 students in attendance. The student population was 51% male and 49% female. Its racial makeup was 40% White, 24% Asian, 23% Hispanic, 11% Two or More Races and 2% Black.[9]

The school was founded at the corner of El Camino Real and Calderon Avenue in Mountain View, California. It was moved in 1924 to Castro Street in what is now downtown Mountain View, and moved again in 1989 to its current location.

Continuation high school[edit]

Alta Vista High School

Alta Vista High School[edit]

Alta Vista High School is a continuation school located at 1325 Bryant Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040.[10]

The 2018-19 school year had 79 students in attendance. The student population was 57% male and 43% female. Its racial makeup was 72% Hispanic, 18% White, 5% Black, 3% Asian and 3% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Its student to teacher ratio, at 10.57, is well below the state average.[11]

Since 1999, the school has been continually recognized as a Model Continuation School in the state of California.[12]

Adult school[edit]

MVLA Adult School[edit]

MVLA Adult School is an adult school located at 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043. It was accredited by the WASC in 1965.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About MVLA". Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District. Retrieved 07-05-2020.
  2. ^ "Superintendent". Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District. Retrieved 07-05-2020.
  3. ^ "Awalt (Chester F.) High - School Directory Details (CA Dept of Education)". www.cde.ca.gov. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  4. ^ a b "Los Altos High School - About LAHS". lahs.mvla.net. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  5. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Los Altos High". nces.ed.gov. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  6. ^ "Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District - MeasureE". www.mvla.net. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  7. ^ "Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District - Measure E Construction Update". www.mvla.net. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  8. ^ Writer, Kathleen Acuff-Town Crier Staff. "LAHS counts to 50: 1,500 old friends play in the street". Los Altos Town Crier. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  9. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Mountain View High". nces.ed.gov. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  10. ^ "Alta Vista High School - About AVHS". avhs.mvla.net. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  11. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Alta Vista High". nces.ed.gov. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  12. ^ "Mountain View's Alta Vista High named model continuation school". 2019-05-01. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  13. ^ "MVLA Adult School - About Adult School". as.mvla.net. Retrieved 2020-05-07.

Coordinates: 37°21′40″N 122°03′53″W / 37.361005°N 122.064836°W / 37.361005; -122.064836


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