Mountain View is one of Arizona's top 10 high schools
U.S. News & World Report ranked high schools nationwide based on student-teacher ratio, college readiness, and achievement in math and reading.
Mountain View ranked ninth among 118 Arizona high schools and won a silver medal from U.S. News & World Report. The study was conducted by the American Institutes for Research.
The 2012 Best High Schools project provides a clear, unbiased picture of how well public schools serve all students — from the highest to the lowest achieving — from proficiency in basic skills to college readiness.
According to the researchers, "The best schools serve all students well and produce measurable academic outcomes that support their mission." The three-step evaluation was based on:
- Overall performance of students on state tests
- Above average performance by the school's least advantaged students compared to peers statewide
- Student performance on Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams
"The Mountain View community is pleased to be recognized nationally for the achievements of its talented students and dedicated staff. Mountain View strives to excel in academics, athletics and the arts. As a comprehensive public high school serving more than 3,200 students, we take pride in providing an outstanding education to every student," said Craig Luketich, principal.