Galloping around and sporting their green and gold colors, Mira Costa High School has so much to be proud of. These Mustangs are a notable and unstoppable force in the South Bay’s education system. Trying to maximize the unique potential of each student, Mira Costa offers students with a wide range of curricular and co-curricular opportunities, and includes a well-maintained faculty with a vitality for learning and educating. Mira Costa High School offers programs for students from sports, to language, to music, to debate, to science and math. Each of these programs have proved successful in their mission and value with the victories to show for it. In winter 2011, Mira Costa’s Model United Nations debate program ranked as the nation’s best. And their football and volleyball program are celebrated for their strings of CIF and national victories over the years. These are just a few examples though. “21st century learning” is a philosophy that Mira Costa’s principal, Ben Dale, strives to pursue. An environment that is conducive to today’s technologies and tools that can enhance student learning and further skills in life after high school. They have recently added wireless internet access to nearly every classroom area on campus and many teachers have received iPads purchased by the PTSA. The breakdown: - Approx. 2500 students - 25:1 student/teacher ratio Recognition: - Mira Costa was named by the Easy Reader, a local newspaper, as the “Best of the Beach” Public School for 2012. - It is among the few public schools in California to receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 10 out of 10. - For the second year in a row, Mira Costa High School was named a California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll School for 2011 for raising academic achievement - Mira Costa High School has ranked 72nd among high schools in California, according to U.S. News & World Report, and 400th nationwide.