About MVSD!


     The Mountain View School District is a K-8 district located in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley and proudly serves approximately 4,700 students at eight schools, as well as the educational needs of approximately 415 infant through preschool children and families through its highly engaging Head Start State Preschool and Children’s Center programs.  Full Day Kindergarten and Full Day Transitional Kindergarten is offered as seven school sites.

     Inspiring each student to succeed every day and ensuring that each student attains academic success is the mission of the Mountain View School District.

     MVSD prepares today's students and tomorrow's leaders for success by providing core academics with 21st century skills. We are committed to the development of the whole child and providing not only instructional support to ensure students are learning, but also social/emotional support to ensure they are ready to learn.  MVSD is proud to have school counselors, mental health interns and counseling interns at every school site supporting students and families. 

     MVSD prepares students to be competitive in a diverse 21st Century global society by offering a variety of programs including STEAM, Project Lead the Way, AVID, Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL), extensive technology learning including in school 1:1 technology devices, Spanish Dual Language Immersion program, Mandarin Enrichment Program, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), comprehensive Visual and Performing Arts, Band program, a strong college-bound culture, after school enrichment including robotics, sports, art, and Mandarin and Spanish language programs, nationally recognized nutrition and health education, nationally recognized family engagement program and a Golden Bell award-winning Parent Leadership Academy. 

     Working in partnership, our employees, parents, families and community members actively participate in the educational development of our students, providing them with a solid foundation of skills that inspires lifelong learning and prepares them for the next level.  

MVSD is proud of the many accomplishments of students and staff which include the following: 


  • Disney Imagination Campus District
  • Two California Distinguished Schools
  • Partnership District Award from the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University
  • Four Schools Honored with Medals by the California PBIS Coalition for their Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) programs
  • Nationally Recognized Family Engagement Program
  • Nationally recognized nutrition & health education program
  • Winner of the California School Boards Association’s Golden Bell Award
  • Named a Lighthouse District by the Renaissance Learning Program for superior implementation of the Renaissance Learning software
  • Named a State of California “Reading First” Model District
  • Monte Vista, Payne, and Twin Lakes Schools honored for earning the United States Department of Agriculture’s HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchroom Gold Award 
  • Miramonte School Honored by the UCLA School Management Program as an Outstanding Learning Community
  • Monte Vista and La Primaria Schools Named to the California Business for Education Excellence’s Honor Roll
  • Recipient of the Beacon of Hope Award from Renaissance Learning for district-wide achievement in reading
  • Continuous academic improvement on the State Assessment Tests
  • La Primaria School named a Title 1 Academic Achievement Award School for multiple years
  • Six-Time Gold Medal winning student team at the Los Angeles County Science Olympiad
  • Outstanding fiscal accountability, earning 25 consecutive exemplary financial audits, indicating that MVSD continues to be successful in meeting all financial requirements and operates in a fiscally sound manner.
  • Recipient of the Energy Stewardship Award for exemplary energy conservation efforts


  • Full Day Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten at seven schools
  • Dual Immersion Program offered in Spanish
  • Mandarin Enrichment Program
  • SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language Program K-3 grades)
  • STEAM Learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)
  • College Bound programs continue to promote post-secondary Education and a college-bound culture
  • District Speak Up Contest
  • District Writing and School Science Exhibits
  • District Chess Competition
  • Students Run L.A. Marathon Program
  • Top Sail Program
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program
  • Band Program
  • Visual and Performing Arts with Resident Artists
  • Video Production Class
  • Comprehensive Summer Program
  • Camp Mt. View Outdoor Education
  • Family Reading and Literacy Nights
  • Over 200 students are served through the Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) Program
  • Over 500 students are served through the Special Education Program
  • Exemplary early childhood education program including Head Start State Preschool, Early Head Start and Children’s Center programs serving children 0 to 4 years old
  • Hundreds of MVSD students are involved in after-school enrichment opportunities including robotics, performing arts, sports, language classes and academic classes
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program
  • Standards Based Education
  • Think Together after-school program providing care and enrichment until 6 pm.
  • Safe, secure and clean school campuses maintained at a high standard creating a sense of pride and an environment for powerful teaching and learning.
  • District-wide school uniform policy
  • Fully staffed school kitchens provide free nutritious breakfasts and lunches for all students


  • Extensive technology learning programs including 1:1 in school technology devices
  • State of the art computer labs at each school
  • An integrated computer learning system in all schools
  • Smart Boards, LCD projectors, and document cameras to enhance daily instruction
  • Portable devices such as iPads and Chrome Books that bring the rich multimedia web content to teachers and students, WIFI connectivity in all schools to support easy access to the internet to reinforce reading, language arts and math.


  • 100% of our teachers and instructional assistants are Highly Qualified as defined by No Child Left Behind
  • MVSD has one of the highest percentages of Highly Qualified teachers in all of Los Angeles County


Improving school, family, and community partnerships continues to be a priority for the Mountain View School District.   The District incorporates the “Achievement-Focused Family Engagement” program, a research-based framework and operational model for connecting programs of school, family and community partnership directly to each school’s academic goals. Each of our schools has a school site Partnership Action Team who plans, implements, evaluates and continually improves family and community involvement activities creating a welcoming school climate and helping all students succeed.   MVSD is proud of its award-winning and nationally recognized Parent Education and Involvement Program and offers several workshops, conferences, meetings and educational opportunities for parents to participate in throughout the school year.


Mountain View School District serves a predominantly Hispanic population in the communities of El Monte, with a population of100,000, and South El Monte, with a population of 25,000.   El Monte is a historic community that provides a quiet place to live within easy commuting distance of virtually every type of recreation and entertainment. The mountains, beaches, desert and metropolitan areas are all accessible by one of three interstate freeways, a general aviation airport or a rapid transit system.

  • Magnolia Learning Center