• Principal's Message

    Mark Pettengill Nighthawk Family,


    Welcome to the Murrieta Valley High School website.  We hope that our web site will provide you with important information about our school including upcoming events, our instructional programs, staff contact information, student and parent resources, policies and behavior expectations.  The mission of Murrieta Valley High School is to educate students by creating and promoting an environment of academic excellence.  We want every student to get involved and find their niche.  Involved students help to create a collaborative and engaging culture on our campus.


    We have many special and engaging programs to prepare students for their future pursuits and college including the International Baccalaureate Program, an International Exchange Program, Advanced Placement and Advancement Via Individual Determination.  We have award-winning Visual and Performing Arts programs and students compete in Robotics, Mock Trial, Science Olympiad, Virtual Enterprise, auto repair, choir, drama, art competitions and band festivals.  Our students also participate in Peer Assistance Leadership and Link Crew teams to assist incoming freshmen.  Our Associated Student Body and Senate Students lead the student body in assemblies, rallies, activities, and creating a positive school climate and culture.  We promote a climate of respect for all students and celebrate our diversity.  Our athletes compete in the challenging Southwestern League and many sports are represented in CIF tournaments.


    It is our hope that parents will actively participate in our school by serving as a School Site Council member, a Booster member, an active participant in our Parent-Teacher-Student-Association (PTSA) or attending school events.  During the school year, if you have any academic concerns, please contact your student's teacher via email, telephone, or through a personal conference.  Our teachers strive to provide a high standard of service to our students and their families and will have the most direct information to address any questions.


    These are critical years in the lives of our students and we are thrilled to partner with parents in this exciting process.  Our commitment is to help our students to achieve their full potential academically, socially and emotionally.  Our mission and core belief system is to create a positive and safe culture by leading our students to the R.I.T.E. Way (With Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence).  Each year we continue to build upon Murrieta Valley High School's strong academic tradition which has made our school a cornerstone in the Murrieta community for the past 26 years.  On behalf of the entire Murrieta Valley staff, we want to welcome our students and families to Murrieta Valley High School.  We look forward to an exciting year.  The Hawk's are in the House!


    Doing it the R.I.T.E. Way,


    Dr. Mark Pettengill


Last Modified on July 26, 2017