Murrieta Valley Unified School District educates a student population of youth and young adults ages 3 to 23 with quality academic programs designed to help every student excel. Our highly acclaimed visual and performing arts programs, championship interscholastic athletic programs and nationally recognized student activities connect students so they can achieve the highest standards. Murrieta Valley USD student-centered educational programs emphasize a commitment to the academic success of each and every student.  

    • MVUSD is one of 11 school districts in the State to receive the title of 2019 Honor Roll District.  
    • The district has 12 California Distinguished Schools, eight Gold Ribbon Schools and several 2020 CBEE Star Schools.
    • Highest Graduation in Riverside County (2019, 2020, 2021)
    • Murrieta Valley, Vista Murrieta and Murrieta Mesa have been named America’s Best High Schools by U. S. News & World Report.
    • Murrieta Valley High School was named the 2021 Most Spirited Student Section and Vista Murrieta High School earned the title of, Most Spirited High School in America for multiple years. 
    MVUSD is consistently one of the highest performing districts in Riverside County. High test scores, highly qualified teachers, staff dedicated to serving students. Active parent and community involvement place Murrieta in the upper echelon of school districts.


    MVUSD is on the southwest edge of Riverside County. The City of Murrieta is strategically located and accessible via the I-15 and I-215 freeways and is in close proximity to San Diego and Orange counties.

    Schools by the Numbers

    11      K-5 Elementary Schools
    4        6-8 Middle Schools
    3        Comprehensive High Schools
    3        Alternative Schools (Murrieta Canyon Academy,Learn@Home,Summit Adult Transition Program)

    New to the District?  Click here to locate the school your child will attend.  Click here to download a list of schools 

    Fiscal Information


    Expenditures: $275,189,831

    Click here to see the 2021/22 Budget 

    Student Population

    2021/22 Enrollment: 22,800 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

    2021/22: 3,927

    MVUSD students benefit from:

    • A focus on connecting with students and building positive relationships with students, parents and the community
    • A student-centered educational program emphasizing basic curriculum and state-adopted standards
    • AVID programs from K-12
    • High school International Baccalaureate program
    • Dual-enrollment courses at Mt. San Jacinto Community College
    • Honors and Advanced Placement courses
    • Career Technical Education, the only school in Riverside County to offer Fire Science and an Engineering partnership with CSU San Marcos
    • Career pathways and internships
    • 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 for students in need of interventions and additional support
    • Early childhood education programs and after-school student enrichment and child care program
    • Districtwide WiFi access 24/7
    • 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
    • Visual and performing arts at all schools and schools of choice with a visual and arts emphasis
    • Safe schools and one of the safest cities in the US 
    • School Resource Officers at every school
Last Modified on July 22, 2022