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Fountain Valley, CA
Students enrolled: 739

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16250 Hickory Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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(714) 842-0626
(714) 843-9156
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June 07, 2013
This is the best middle school in the Ocean View school district for an inclusive and diverse population. There are excellent programs here and very dedicated teachers and staff. Administration is involved and consistent. Kids that may find it hard to fit in to typical beach schools such as Marine View will find an accepting and supportive environment at Vista View. Only con is the lack of parent involvement here, the weakest parent support I have seen.

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August 17, 2012

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December 06, 2009
i think this school is good for smart and nice kid

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May 26, 2009
Great school ! Excellent teachers. I am very pleased with this school and the effort from all of the teachers.

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May 16, 2009
Vista View is the best middle school you could attend. We got Distinguished again this year and we got the cleanest middle school award. We have amazing staff and hard working students. The only reason why I think people aren't pleased with this school is because they decided to make a bad choice, got punished for it, and acted like the victim. We have fair rules in which everyone should follow. Vista View is amazing and we have awesome electives and sports programs. Go Vista!

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March 26, 2009
I like this school so much. I love the teachers and student's behavior in here.

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January 14, 2009
I am a student that attends V.V and i'm finishing my last year here. This school is a good school. There are some really great teachers like Mr. Milenburg and Mrs. Morressy. I'm not a great student there but i try my best. i think this school if fair at sometimes and at other times the staff can just be rude. i've gotten in trouble for no reason and things have been taken away for no reason at all. i think the PDA thing like hugging isnt that big of a deal and i have been 'warned' not to do it again. honestly it isnt a big deal just because i hug my friend doesnt me im all over them. and the dress code for like peircings or jewlery isnt that big of a deal either if the students want to risk getting their nose or lip done its their choice.

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December 17, 2008
Go falcons! We have a great...everything! Staff, students, campus, etc. I am a student as well here at Vista View. Even on rainy day schedules and schedule change- the school acts like there is no difference. In school competitions, we are always poilte to everyone and all schools fell welcome. Please come to Vista View. We are simply- excellent.

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December 10, 2008
I do not know why people are dissapointed with Vista View. I currently go there and it is by far the best middle school ever. They give us enough time to get to every class, the teachers are all so friendly and nice, and it's just all around awesome. The punishments aren't bad at all. And there are many students to share the experience with. This school is awesome! Love This Place! Go Falcons!!

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May 23, 2008
Vista View is a awsome school. I am a student at VV and this is my first year and I enjoy it. Vista view is a good place to go students can have fun at pride assembly and at other school activites . VV also has a lot of options for students electives some are fun some prepare you for the future for example AVID which is also fun for a lot of students. VV is a good school and VV is school of options and choices. And there are a lot of nice fun teachers not all of them are bad all of them are funny nice and friendly. And our new principleand vice principle are wasome. And VV keeps parent caught up with thier childs life with telle parents and other stuff. Therefore, VV is a good school.Go Falcons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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August 28, 2007
Vista View I think is a good school. the teachers are great and you caan come to them for help, either if theyr personal problems or school problems without being afraid or embarassed. even tha janitor, bryan is extremely friendly. and students like to help him. vista view also has after school programs. such a homework club, which really helped me bring my grades up, and i felt comfortable working there because i can ask the teacher questions and since he has a sense of humor have a good time at the same time. and work quietly. the lunches are very good. and the elective classes to choose from are a very hard decision since there are so many good one to choose from. vista view is a great school depending on how you behave either bad or good.

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August 24, 2007
I was extremely dissapointed with this school because for one thing, the teachers often did nonsensible things and punished students unfairly, and also the stucture is inconvenently set up so that I would sometimes have to run just to get to my next class on time.

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August 16, 2007
I feel that it all depends on parent involvement and how they interact with the teachers. My experience with my two kids for the last 5 years has been good to excellent. You can reach teachers by voicemail, internet or phone. 98% have your child's best interest at heart and want them to succeed. My kid's are not angels or make perfect grades. Schools are what you make of it.

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May 12, 2007
Overall, VV is a quality school. This is reflected in improving API scores and being CA distinguished - these are good indications that the teachers there are doing a good job. Also, there are great extracurricular activities like the Yosemite trip for the 8th graders, and their after-school programs. The one area of concern for many parents, including myself, would have to be safety. But instead of pointing only at VV, I think we parents need to take some accountability for our children's actions as well.

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February 26, 2007
Any person who says things about any school doesn't know the real truth about about that school! Yes, Vista may not be perfect, but what school is? It is not that V.V teachers are incompetent, it is not that the school isn't safe or in a safe area, it is about the way people treat the school. People and parents are untitled it there opinion, but if they spent a week at vista view, they would see that our school has a lot of caring and supporting teachers at vista view. you are untitled to your opinion, and anybody could open there mouth and start spitting out critizm about any school! Mrs. Mendoza, Mrs. Bray, and Mr. Miilenburg are wonderful teachers, but who is to say that they are the only wonderful teachers at Vista View. I could name a bunch of other teachers that shows Vista is a wonderful school! - LSquared

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January 18, 2007
I have mixed feelings about this school. My child has attended here for 3years & seems to like her teachers. I can see why at times. Some teachers act more like friends then being a teacher/mentor. I do like the fact that they have options for extra curriculum activities & help for underprivileged kids. My child was involved with an incident at school & I was very impressed on how the Asst Principal, Mr. Jetzer, handled it. He was professional, yet kept the relationship with the kids in tact. Academically, they have great options and keep parents involved with the 'Tell-A-Parent'. Safety, there are many issues here. :0(

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October 08, 2006
I feel that this school focuses on negative instead of positive. When children especialy boys do an age appropriate activity, instead of telling them to stop.They are quick to hand out detention. What happend to telling them to stop and then having consequenses if they do it again as long as it was not harmful to another student. We are forgetting what boys and girls are about and how their minds work at this age. These administraters need to re-educate themselves on the behavior of boys and girls at this age. I am all for punishment if the crime fits. There are more incompetant teachers than good ones. However, there are some good ones such as Mrs. Bray, Mr. Muilenburg, Mrs. Mendoza. I would not recommend this school!The new Vice Principal gives me hope he connects with these kids!

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July 29, 2006
This is not the best school nor is it safe. I have seen some very unwise moves by staff at all levels. It seems that the staff from the top down do not feel the need to protect the kids and give an account to the parents for their actions. I can think of a hand full of staff members that I am glad are working at this school and do a great job, but this school has had problems for some time and still does.

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June 06, 2006
I think this is a great school for your child to go to. I believe that the teaching is great and it is a very safe enviorment. The assistant principal is also a great role model for your children

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June 03, 2006
I have a daughter that spent three years and a son ending his first at VV. I have been impressed by teachers with a lot of passion at this school and at the same time disappointed by others who are unconfident. There is an inconsistency at Vista View that is alarming. I have to say watching the principal scrub graffitti off the walls a couple years ago on the weekend opened my eyes as to the challenges the leadership and this staff face every day.

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May 20, 2006
I have not been happy with this school. There are a few great teachers, but the good ones leave after a year or two. It needs strong leadership and a course in cultural diversity should be given to each teacher and students, alike. This schools needs help!

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October 11, 2004
This school is a wonderful place to be. My child absolutly loves it there and trust me on this, it is one of the best schools that I have been to in twenty-two years of parenting. if you want your child to have a safe and educational learning enviroment then send your child to this school.

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Vista View Middle School
16250 Hickory Street, Fountain Valley, CA  92708
(714) 842-0626
Last modified Vista View Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Vista View Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top