77 out of 10GreatSchools

Harbour View Elementary School

Huntington Beach, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 687


Harbour View Elementary School
4343 Pickwick Circle
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(714) 846-6602
Harbour View Elementary School is located in Huntington Beach, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 7 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Pacific Islander
Two or more races

Reviews32 Reviews

Harbour View and the leadership is GREAT! I know this school well. I am a volunteer, I participate in most of the school events, I'm on the PTA and I know the staff and families. There are so so many reasons to sing praises of this school (and the rare negative comment is just that - it's rare!). The principal is thorough and focused - not all over the place. She has brought new curriculum and interventions for low performing students, new fun initiatives such as the first responders fair and Read Across America. And, she has implemented a successful new social emotional character education program. My child speaks the language of respect/responsibility/fairness/you-name-it because of this program. And, because of her leadership, the district's new Spanish Dual Language Immersion program is hugely successful. She doesn't have favorites (which is a shift for a few people who are angry with her leadership) and she is reasonable if you have an issue. Dr. Harris is thoughtful (she didn't spend school money on the marqi - it was district money) and she gets input from different groups on tough decisions (for example, PTA fundraising fell short this year, so WE had to decide what unnecessary assemblies/field trips to cut). Dr. Harris over-communicated during COVID, with clear messages, so many Facebook and Insta posts (on the school pages that she created), video updates, new digital student awards, and direction that was positive. The Harbour teachers and staff are so great. They are happy with each other (and with the leadership), and its contagious - the students see it, so they are happy, too. The adults don't bully each other or parents. She doesn't deserve negative feedback. Instead, we need to support her as she does good things for our kids.
My personal experience for many years was amazing. Then, new leadership came into the picture and now the school is going to hell in a handbasket. Complaints to the District are also ineffective. It's a shame that a school that was once such a vibrant place for students to learn and have fun has become a pit of despair. Maybe if enough parents step up and voice their complaints and frustration the District Office and Superintendent will be forced to make some positive changes. Until that happens though....DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE!!! There are too many amazing schools close by that you can send your children to.
Prior to the 2018-2019 school year I would have rated this school as the best of the best! But unfortunately since the new principal I can’t even say this school is worth going to. We still have great teachers but the principal is sinking ship. Spending money on things the school does not need (ex: new Marquis) and getting rid of the things we do (ex: computer lab and field trips).
TRAGIC!!! I can honestly say I am glad to be done with that school and could not and do not recommend anyone sending their child there. Enrollment is on the decline for a reason.
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