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Old 03-22-2012, 12:34 PM
 
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For those who have kids in the public system, what do you think about the schools in Mountain View? We are in the process of moving to the area and have 1 kid in High School and 1 in Middle School. The scores are very good in both schools, but it seems that the environment is not as good? Is this true? Are there discipline problems? drugs? gangs? bullying? I know all these happen everywhere, but is any of these worse in this particular area?
Thanks for your comments.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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Depending on where you live in Mountain View, your kids would attend either Mountain View High or Los Altos High. Both are pretty good by Bay Area standards (which means maybe average by overall US standards). My only experience is with Los Altos High, which serves the cheaper part of Mountain View and thus has some wannabe gangbangers, but nothing very serious from what I understand. There are drugs in every high school, no getting away from that.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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I don't really agree with the previous poster. Los Altos and Mountain View high are both very highly rated, both locally and nationally (top 200 nationally). Sure, they're a notch below Gunn and Paly, but then again, who can afford to pay $1.5M for a 1,200 sq ft Eichler that you have in PA?

I think the area around Rengstorff has some lower ranked schools, due to a high hispanic population. However, its not like these areas are unsafe and if you don't move to that part of Mtn View, your kid can go to Graham Middle School and Mtn View high, both of which are very good.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:15 PM
 
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Anyways PA and cupertino are overpriced .. thanks to a lot of demand from millionaires. I think a school is thought to be good if it has great API, but to be true diversity is important and most schools with > 900API are mostly chinese and indian, so frankly no diversity and all your kid would do is study for life.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:22 PM
 
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My children both attended/are attending Los Altos High. It's not all that user friendly, but does seem to give the kids a good education. It doesn't seem to have any gang problems, does have issues with rich kids and drugs, but it's not hard for the more mature students or more involved parents to manage without ever seeing those problems. I understand Mountain View High did have quite a problem with drugs a few years ago, but I understand they have it under control now. I can't say I've seen a lot of bullying.

The junior highs of the Los Altos school district, which includes parts of Mountain View, are considered amongst the top, if not the top junior highs in the state. The teachers in those two schools are incredibly good, and find that age group their favorite. (Which as a parent, I didn't even find that age group fun.) Those schools are incredible at giving their students a good basis, both in academics and in study habits, for their future. My kids went to Egan, and I couldn't recommend it enough.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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Thank you very much for your imput, it is very usefull.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:51 PM
 
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Can you tell me which part of mountain veiw will go to Los Altos School district?
Thanks!
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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Can you tell me which part of mountain veiw will go to Los Altos School district?
Thanks!
http://www.mvla.net/DocumentsandForm...dary%20map.pdf
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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Would anyone have any info on mountain view Ks and elementary schools?
I know there are ratings and all, but it is always to hear some first hand opinions...
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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My grandson attends Springer elementary school. His parents are pleased with the school.
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