Students enrolled 1693
School leader Phil D'Agostino
Transportation options Yes
District Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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2650 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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(714) 424-8700
(714) 424-8770
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4 stars
Based on 24 ratings

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January 03, 2014
This school is pretty great. The teachers are wonderful, i don't think i have had a teacher i haven't liked. I haven't been going to Costa Mesa long. So far i like it a lot i am in 8th grade at the time and the programs are great. Students who struggle get chances to change. Teachers and even some other students help each other earn a better future. I can say its not the perfect school but its a good enough one to give me confidence. Knowing others are out their caring about me. Their are bully's but not obsessive ones. When theirs a problem staff is always welcome you for help.

- submitted by a community member
October 23, 2012
My son started 7th grade here and so far we love it! The teachers are great, this school has so many opportunities to help children stay on task. They offer after school tutoring, they have a zap program to help kids get all of there homework turned in instead of just falling behind. My son is doing great here, his grades are up, hes in honors classes, and has been invited into the DELTA program. There is a teen center right there on campus where two days a week he can go do homework before attending his sport on campus. SO FAR SO GOOD. ;)

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2012
Do not send your child here. Low test scores, bad teachers and coaches. The principal allows the coaches and teachers to bully the children. Spanish and Math teachers are below Average.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2012
Costa Mesa High is a great school. I am currently going into 8th Grade and the first year experience was great. Sorta. Good things about Mesa: Some teachers are great Friendly asb members tell you where classes are in the first few days of school Bad things: Most students (7th grade) are very, dumb. Some teachers may be strict and make you do ALOT of extra worth Find out more if you come to mesa ( too lazy to type more )

- submitted by a community member
January 24, 2012
This school is really nice i love it i went to it since 7th grade now im a freshman and i never had any problems. Awsome techers and everyone!!!

- submitted by a community member
October 01, 2010
I wouls not tell anyone to go to this school that has children for the fact that the some of the teachers aren't understanding and are very rude. Both my sons and daughter hated this school, both my sons dropped out from Costa Mesa High and my daughter in her second year there begged and asked to do homeschooling instand of going to Costa Mesa High. I would keep my children away from there. The principal is understanding yes. But the other staff they are not very understanding and very mean to some students.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2010
I spent 9 years of my life working with the teachers, staff, and students at CMHS. I volunteered with Track, Cross Country, Band, Choir and Drama. I met many hard working parents who wanted to help their students get the best education possible. I met many students who were attempting to do the best they could with the opportunities in front of them. I was impressed by the teachers. They care about their students. They work hard to follow the rules government has put in place. And most teachers are doing their best for the students. I have noticed the staff was unfriendly at first. But I realized the staff are generally not approached by happy parents. The staff are not appreciated for the hard work they do in dealing with issues and challenges involved with a community of teenagers and their parents. Smile first and be encouraging.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2010
Your wrong!!!!! Costa Mesa is a great place to go to school cmhs is at the same education l evel as corona del mar! And corona is suppose to be one of the best education schools!!! This school is great! they have great teachers and they are not dumb!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 12, 2010
Costa Mesa High school is a terrible choice of a school. If you live in costa mesa i would advise to keep your kids from this high school. I attend CMHS and ever sense ive been at the school i hated it. The people at this school are cruel and do dumb things to get attention. I cant wait to get out.

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April 06, 2010
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July 28, 2008
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July 10, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 06, 2008
A majority of the teachers are quite good with the students and have a good teacher/student relationship. The administrative staff from the Principal on down is a lot to be desired. Many a time I had to attend to business at the school, I was very rarely greeted with a smile or greeting, I was more or less asked 'What do you need?' Most of the staff acted extremely irritated to be there. The Principal/Assistant Principal do not uniformally administer their own discipline policy in my opinion. In order for my child to even have a chance at college, I moved my student out of this school. Glad I have no more coming up in the ranks.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 09, 2007
Costa Mesa High School is a wonderful place. The math classes are very challenging, and the great thing is, the teachers don't give up on you no matter what. I do have to admit that the counselors at the school are too busy, but they can be helpful in extreme situations.

- submitted by a student
May 30, 2007
There is not enough variety in electives. The schools decision to cut home economics courses, especially cooking was a huge mistake. I do not like the new 'academy' system, I think it limits choice and variety. The counseling department needs a complete overhaul.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2006
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March 12, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 12, 2006
The quality of academic programs is average. I found the Admin. to be less than responsive.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2005
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- submitted by a student
May 24, 2005
Costa Mesa High School is a quality school, if your child wants to be a quality student. The great thing about the school is the ability to get into honors and advance placement classes. The teaching staff is wonderful, and wants the students who want to excell every opportunity to suceed. The adminstration has been upgraded the last few years, and many positive changes have occured. If given the opportunity to have my son go to either Newport Harbor, Corona del Mar or MESA, after looking back and knowing what I know now..I would pick MESA again! Athletics have been an issue the last few years with many Costa Mesa residents going to Newport or Corona specifically in AQUATICS, but that has even changed with MESA being in the TOP 10 CIF and Orange County rankings for both water polo and swimming. Talk to the Staff, Admin & Athletics...you'll see yourself.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 05, 2005
Costa Mesa is a great school for all children. The teachers and staff are dedicated to helping children to grow to threre full potential. The football team is awsome and the coachs are the best when it comes to cheering the students on. I would recomend this school if you have no other choice.

- submitted by a former student
May 19, 2004
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- submitted by a student
May 10, 2004
This school is a really good school. They have great teachers, staff, and students. It's a safe place for students. They have great programs! Everybody is caring

- submitted by a student
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Costa Mesa High School
2650 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA  92626
(714) 424-8700
Last modified Costa Mesa High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Costa Mesa High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top