Mira Loma High School in CA - Niche

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  • Grades
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    Public, Magnet
  • Reviews
    231 3.5
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Mira Loma High School is a public magnet school. It has 1,603 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 76% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 231 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

4000 Edison Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 971-7465

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 231 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I would recommend Mira Loma to everybody. Even though we're known for our academics, there's something for everybody and everybody will fit into this school. My favorite moments at high school have had to do something with school spirit, excelling in academics, and spending time with my diverse friend group. Mira Loma is unlike any other and I think I've made the best decisions of my life so far by deciding to go to this High School instead of my local high school. All of the stressful nights, commutes, and hard work was absolutely worth it.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Administration & Policies: The administration and parent community at Mira Loma does a great job at controlling any situations that become out of control such as fights, or other misdemeanors. There are few fights on campus since the administration does a great job at keeping everything under control.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: Mira Loma has average to below average quality of sports, but the school spirit, team spirit, and support for our sports teams are amazing. When necessary we come together for our school and fight for victory.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: With a variety of teaching styles, and an incredible depth in their knowledge bases, my teachers in high school have encouraged me to do college level work in high school. As a result, I feel very confident in myself and the quality of my work while entering college.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: I am part of the Speech and Debate club. It's of extremely high quality with a great competitive spirit amongst the team members. We constantly encourage each other and work towards excellence, resulting in our success as a team in our league, state, and nationals. This club has helped me grow as an individual and gain better speaking skills.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

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3.33 El Camino Fundamental High School 2 mi. 1,689
2.66 Community Outreach Academy 3 mi. 1,422
2.00 Community Collaborative Charter School 3 mi. 1,113
1.33 Options for Youth-San Juan 3 mi. 1,195
2.66 Foothill High School 4 mi. 1,152

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 47%
Female 52%

Student Diversity

Mira Loma High School United States Community Collaborative Charter School Community Outreach Academy El Camino Fundamental High School Foothill High School Options for Youth-San Juan
White 46.0% 51.0% 62.0% 96.0% 62.0% 33.0% 44.0%
Asian 27.0% 4.8% 1.0% 2.0% 5.0% 7.0% 1.0%
Hispanic 14.0% 25.0% 19.0% 0% 19.0% 31.0% 27.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 12.0% 0% 8.0% 19.0% 12.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 0% 0% 1.0% 3.0% 10.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 2.0% 0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%


Grade 9 25.8%
Grade 10 27.2%
Grade 11 24.3%
Grade 12 22.7%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 80% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 21% The International Baccalaureate program
  • 18% Very diverse student body(race, economicbackground
  • 15% The Arcade Creek Project
  • 11% The Science Olympiad Team
  • 11% The ability to challenge their students
  • 10% The teachers who care
  • 7% The Science Bowl Team
  • 6% The variety of extracurricular activities
  • 1% The students aren't cliquish

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 32% Stress!
  • 26% Mostly bad at sports
  • 15% Certain teachers' personalities
  • 15% The lack of funding
  • 9% The split between IB and regular-ed students
  • 3% The lack of school spirit from some kids

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 17 responses

  • 53% International baccalaureate
  • 41% National Science Bowl Three-time Champions
  • 6% Variety of advanced programs(IB,IS,etc.)

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 47% Academic Powerhouse
  • 18% Multi-cultural
  • 18% Diverse
  • 18% Diverse academic-powerhouse

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 59% Work hard, and always be confident in yourself
  • 18% Difficult if you're not for super hard/easyclasses
  • 18% Be optimistic, work hard,& know ppl are different
  • 6% Work hard, manage time well, and be yourself

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 30% I love everything about this school.
  • 70% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.