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Mesa View Middle School

Huntington Beach, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 6-8
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  • Enrollment: 839


Mesa View Middle School
17601 Avilla Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 842-6608
Mesa View Middle School is located in Huntington Beach, CA and serves grades 6-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
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I'm currently reading the comments about how there are a tremendous amount of bullying issues. When you see " I don't understand the comments about bullying here... I never see it.", It's true. Two years already here has been a blast. I have NEVER seen someone get bullied, gang-banged, and etc. If your child wants fun and no trouble then I advise you to make nice friends. There are certainly naughty people at this school, but so do the other 500 middle schools in California. That's why it's best to hang out with actual friends and not the people that cusses, pretends to be cool by doing so, and etc. This is a very nice school and the other bullying comments are probably because you aggroed them and got you on their bad side. You're probably thinking that these "there are no bullying" are fake. But trust me send your child to this school! They have amazing people and sometimes tired staffs but that's okay (since almost everyone can sometimes be grumpy or stressed out). A little messed up thing is that ASB, a program for leadership, can sometimes be biased towards the popular kids (who has a lot of friends that will vote for them). Amazing school even so... Be Nice.. Dude!
Mesa View has greatly exceeded our expectations! I am glad we decided on this school over the private schools we toured in the area. My child began in the GATE program in 6th grade. Pre-Algebra is taken in the 6th grade followed by Algebra I and Geometry. GATE students enter freshman year of high school enrolled in Algebra II/Trig. The English portion of the GATE program is two levels advanced. With the help of the teachers and minimal reinforcement at home, my child is getting a top-notch education. This school offers band, choir, strings, Spanish, and extra STEM classes. The principal, Mr. Lempert, and vice-principal, Mrs. Haag, are always on campus. They are involved and extremely approachable. The school goes above and beyond to promote friendship. A huge anti-bullying campaign has been continuous throughout the year. Every new student is assigned a buddy to help with classes, introductions, locker combos etc. The message "Dude ... be nice" is all over on posters and t-shirts and is the vibe of the school. We couldn't be happier with our choice in middle schools. Thank you Mesa View.
For a school with an exceptional GATE program, to not have any budget for any kind of sports for 6th graders is just unacceptable. The sport choices for 7th and 8th grade are very limited too, and for a limited number of students. Their music program is very poor too. Although the music teacher is great, the school didn't even have a choir until this year. Limited elective choices, and again only for 7th and 8th grade and no after school activities. You can pay for after school childcare for your child to hang out, but since there is nothing organized for them to participate in, kids mostly "hang" on their phones or other devices. The cafeteria food is another issue. If they don't have a budget for an actual cafeteria where the food is cooked, maybe see if you can make a deal with some local restaurants, at least that's what the HBCSD does. But this defrosted "nutrition" should not be served. All these things are equally as important in a child's development, and although the school excels academically, this is not a school for a well rounded child.
This school district and school are not the place to go if you want the focus on the child and all the support they need at this stage of life. There is no budget for kids to belong to sports or other school activities that foster inclusion without first going through mysterious "tryouts". There is a secretary who doubles as the unofficial school counselor with NO credential or expertise - she does her best. There is the vice-principal who dismisses any concerns and they are on their third principal in three years. There was the asbestos issue this year and the way it was handled - too lengthy to detail here. I see this district as top heavy with administration and "building improvements" with little left to be funneled down to directly support the children or to the teachers who support the children. There should be at least ONE full time counselor to support the children - other districts have 3 or 4. There were teachers papering parents with flyers to support their salary and support issues in their battles with the district. Middle school is tough enough without all the challenges at this school district and school.
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