Murrieta Valley Unified School District

Inspiring every student to think, to learn, to achieve, to care.


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Murrieta Valley Unified School District educates 22,700 students from transitional kindergarten through high school with an excellent, comprehensive academic program. Students participate in highly acclaimed visual and performing arts programs, championship interscholastic athletic programs and nationally recognized student activities programs. The student-centered educational program emphasizes a commitment to the academic success of each and every student.  

  • MVUSD is one of 11 public school districts in the State to receive the title of 2015 Honor Roll District.  Seven district schools were also named 2015 CBEE Star Schools.
  • Murrieta Valley, Vista Murrieta and Murrieta Mesa named America’s Best High Schools by U. S. News & World Report  
  • MVUSD has twelve California Distinguished Schools, four California Gold Ribbon school and a Model Continuation High School
MVUSD is consistently one of the highest performing districts in Riverside County.  High test scores, highly qualified teachers, staff dedicated to serving students and active parent and community involvement place Murrieta in the upper echelon of school districts.


The Murrieta Valley Unified School District is located in Murrieta, California on the southwestern edge of Riverside County. Murrieta is easily reached via the I-15 and I-215 freeways and is in close proximity to San Diego and Orange counties.



Fiscal Information

Revenue: $221,617,377

Expenditures: $189,959,198 

Student Population

2016/17 Enrollment: 22,806  Enrollment by School  Demographics

Student-to-Teacher Ratio:

Grades K-5:   32:1
Grades 6-8:   32:1 for core academic subjects
Grades 9-12: 32:1 for core academic subjects

District Employees

2016/17: 2,180
MVUSD students benefit from:
  • A focus on connecting with students and building positive relationships with students, parents and community
  • A student-centered educational program emphasizing basic curriculum and state-adopted standards
  • Class size reduction in kindergarten through 3rd grade
  • AVID programs
  • High school International Baccalaureate program
  • Dual-enrollment courses with Mt. San Jacinto Community College
  • Honors and Advanced Placement courses
  • Career Technical Education
  • Career pathways and internships
  • Gifted and Talented Education programs
  • Special education programs
  • Character building lessons that teach children to become trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair, caring, and ethical citizens. 
  • Alternative education programs and credit recovery opportunities
  • Extended learning opportunities during the summer and winter break for students in grades 2-1
  • Early childhood education programs and after-school student enrichment and child care program
  • Computers and wireless internet access in every classroom and lab
  • 21st century technology used across the curriculum
  • Professional Learning Communities and staff development opportunities for teachers
  • Student peer groups in grades 6-12 provide counseling, support, tutoring and conflict management
  • D.A.R.E. programs teach students to resist the use of alcohol, drugs and gang involvement
  • Active parent and community involvement
Last Modified on March 2, 2017