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Corona Del Mar, CA
Students enrolled: 466

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900 Goldenrod Avenue
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

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(949) 515-6940
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August 01, 2011
I love this school. I went here from 4th grade through 6th grade. Harbor View felt like my second home. I love this school!

- submitted by a community member

September 15, 2009
This School could not provide a better more wholesome and enriching envirement. It is everything our Local Neighborhood Schools Should be and Can be... Outstanding.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2009
Harbor View is an excellent school. I am very surprised at some of the negative reviews I have read on this web site. My child is GATE and was sufficiently challenged. The teachers that we have had at this school were all exceptional and parent involvement is unmatched.

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2009
My kids love Harbor View. Yes, they have been changed quite a few principles for past 6 years. The one here now for 2 yrs, she is SUPER. I I'm quite happy about their art masters program but without parents volunteers and pie founding, it going to be tough. Music does need help. They have one music teacher for elementary, and do teach some instruments. It is a lot of work not only teaching, also she has to help out set up stages for holiday program. And Kindergarten has another music teacher come in twice a week I think. We had a most wonderful kindergarten teach last year. Outspoken parents in this economic, I believe we need them to help school to raise fund or other activities. Parents involved to kids' school: as a parent, if I had spare time, I will get involved and help my kids to have a better environment.

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March 23, 2009
Sure there are nice kids here like at all schools. There are also some good teachers, but we have had as many bad ones. If your child is below average or above average, you will be frustrated. Harbor View doesn't offer the same programs as other nearby schools in the district: Why can't they offer full-day kindergarten and instrumental music instruction during the school day like Eastbluff? Well-intentioned but outspoken parents also seem to have more influence at the school than is necessary or good.

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December 13, 2008
This school is very shipshape, the children are all loving and kind. My child goes to this school and he says that he admires this school!! That's why my son goes to this humongous school!

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September 30, 2008
School varies depending on your child's teacher and who the principal is year to year. Fine for the average student but if you have children on either end of the spectrum, very frustrating. Parental involvement is a must to make sure your kids are getting all they need. Few teachers give extra work to keep them challenge even when requested, others 'slack' with due dates, this does your child no good when moving on to CDM Middle/High School where a deadline is a deadline. Other end of the spectrum, RSP or Special Ed struggles with no consistency and little help. This results in the department not completely living up to IEP agreements made with parents. They walk a fine line when complying with State guidelines. Be prepared to be the Squeaky Wheel to effectively advocate your child's needs.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2008
This is a five-star school with the best teachers in the state! My child loves going to class each day during the school year and is looking forward to summer vacation ending in a few short weeks. Harbor View is better than any private school around. Harbor View is a true gem!

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2008
Harbor View finally has strong assurances from the district, and the principal herself, that she is here to stay! Teachers are fantastic. Children enjoy their experiences. Parent involvement and fundraising is almost unmatched. After school and regular school day enrichment are largely a result of a longstanding tradition of parent and teacher collaboration that wins! Music, computers, P.E., science, accelerated math, accelerated reading, John Wooden inspired murals woven into character building curriculum plus fee based after school science, art, keyboard, chess, Spanish, French and the like. We are grateful to be a hands-on Harbor View family.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2007
Harbor View is great little school. The school has wonderful teachers! The revolving Principal situation is an ongoing problem. Parent involvement is very high. If it wasn't for that great group of parents that volunteer full time, the students would not have so many different activities. A real concern is that the school district is more concerned about taking away Science classrooms and making them 'Special Day School' classrooms. There is also a pre-school there now that is occupying two classrooms.

- submitted by a parent

April 04, 2006
Harbor View is a high quality, small Blue Ribbon rated school. The teachers are dedicated to the individual performances of each of their students. My two sons have benefitted from their teachers attention to my boys particular needs. Music, science, and computer programs are topnotch and keep students interest through their diversity. The campus was built in the '50's but has recently been updated and modernized. Parental involment is heavy and strongly encouraged. Students love having their moms and dads helping out in the classrooms. Harbor View Elementary is a highly coveted school. I have never heard any bad comments about teachers or facilities.

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2005
Academic programs are excellent. Additional parent-funded programs supplement art, music, technology, P.E. and science education. Parental involvement is very high. Harbor View is a fantastic learning community!

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August 24, 2005
Harbor View is a great school. I volunteer on a regular basis and am able to see for myself the dedication and hard work of the teachers and principal. Students are expected to demonstrate respect and responsibility and are recognized for being good citizens. My daughter was so excited when she got to go to the principal's office 'for being good.' I feel welcome at Harbor View and I know that my support and efforts to help are much appreciated.

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August 19, 2005
I have three children. Two have attended and moved on to middle school and our youngest is in Harbor View. The two moving on have progressed seamlessly to CDM and have done quite well and adjusted to the transition very well. My youngest still at Harbor View. All have enjoyed the school and we have had no problems.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2005
Ratio at kindergarten is 10 students to a teacher. It is wonderful. Also, the parent involvment is really good. The quality of education is excellent.

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March 19, 2005
We have been very happy with the quality of the teachers from K thru 4th, however new blood would be most welcome in grades 5 and 6. The principal is caring, but not a born leader. Respect and safety is stressed on campus. There are a few too many pull outs during the day for assemblies. Spanish, Chess, Art and Science are a few of the after school programs available. Parent involvement follows the typical 80/20 rule. The same 20% doing much of the work. They are a warm and hard working group of parents. As tough as the 6th grade teachers are, I'm told that they prepare the students well for 7th grade.

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March 18, 2005
I'm stunned to see the negative feedback here, especially regarding kindergarten instruction. Beyond the academics, which are top-notch, our daughter benefits from music, the Spirit Run, and 'Art Masters.' She adores this school, feels very challenged, and knows more about impressionism than most adults do, I'm sure. (She even named her pet fish Toulouse-Lautrec because of his color.) Parent involvement is high, as well. It's been a positive, nurturing, enriching kindergarten year, thanks to Mrs. Byrne and this wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2005
I am writing this review based on my son's kindergarten experience. I have found the overall program a huge disappointment. My son was more than prepared. Unfortunately the kindergarten program is structured so that all students are participating at the same level and pace as their peers. Their idea of teaching is a great deal of worksheets. Is this in response to the pressure they feel in regards to testing? I am not of fan of an over reliance of teaching with consumables. Paper and pencil activities should be included along with other learning experiences. After a month I conferred with the teacher to inquire how she accommodates her student's varied learning abilities. I was basically told that she teaches the required curriculum rather than developing individualized learning plans which takes into account everyone's strengths and weaknesses. We have no other choice but to move to another district.

- submitted by a parent

January 20, 2005
Our son attends Kindergarten at Harbor View. We are not happy with the school too strict, to much stress for the children, not enough play time, the focus is on the end of the year test, never on the children. If a child is stuggeling then this school is not for them not enough time is spend with each child more adult help in the class rooms would be appreciated.

- submitted by a parent

July 09, 2004
Our experiences at Harbor View left us disappointed. Our son attended from K through 2. Although they have an excellent reading program in the lower grades, the teachers often put up obstacles to learning. They discouraged learning outside of a very narrow curriculum. All teaching was geared toward the end-of-year SAT9 test. Much of the curriculum is work sheets and multiple choice tests which leaves little room for real learning.

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2004
Harbor View is a caring, nurturing, and supportive school. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a progressive, positive and highly academic school in the Orange County area. The negative comments made on this site are by parents that have not communicated with their student's teachers or the hard-working principal. I have always found the teachers to be open and welcoming to suggestions and questions. The homework is adequate and fair. As I have heard from parents and students from the high school, the academics from kindergarten through the sixth grade has prepared our students so well to handle the rigors of high school with poise and ease, that our students score much better than the students of our other zone schools. Just take a look at CdM's honor roll and you will find most of the students came from Harbor View!

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2004
I'm shocked to see the positive comments here considering so many parents pull their children out of this school in sixth grade. If your child attends this school, pull him or her out by the sixth grade. If your child attends sixth grade here, be prepared to home school up to five hours a night, and expect no commumication from the teachers.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2004
Extremely Excellent! It doesn't get any better when it comes to teacher dedication, parent involvement and 'happy & highly educated' kids. We are so thankful for being apart of Harbor View Elementary and all it has to offer! Thank you everyone!

- submitted by a parent

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Harbor View Elementary School
900 Goldenrod Avenue, Corona Del Mar, CA  92625
(949) 515-6940
Last modified Harbor View Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harbor View Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top