This has been a excellent High School for my son. The classes for students that would like to take the hightest level in our district are offered here (I B.Program) The Principal Karen Gilden is focused on the accomplishments of the students. She also holds a monthly coffee get together with all parents that would like to attend. She will answer questions and let you know of all things going on with Ocean View.
I love how safe I feel at my school. I am a senior and have witnessed not more than one fight, which is unheard of, by my friends who go to other schools. I love how involved you can get with going to dances and to the different sport games. They have special assemblies and different school activities through out the year like International Week (learning about different cultures), Yellow Ribbon Week, (suicide prevention), Red Ribbon Week (Drug prevention), Talent Show, International Bachlaurette (excuse my spelling) as well as an array of different clubs including Friday Night LIve (drug prevention), Key Club (community servince), California Scholarship Federation, Peer Asistance Leadership, Yearbook, and so many more the list is endless, and if they don't have the club you like, you can add more. Plus the sport teams are amazing (many go to cif) and you are sure to make the team.
I love Ocean View High School, I love the school psychologist, Mr. Tim Baker and RSP, Betty Peery. It's been an absolute pleasure to work with them to help my son. The school Nurse, Joanne Von Kostka has been an inspiration to my son- I am grateful to them.
I was a student and a parent at OV. OV has the safest campus in the district and the teachers are caring, involved and easy to communicate with. Give the school a call and find out for yourself-then try it at other schools...don't just belive what I say, check out how the students themselves rate the school at the district office. As a parent I am happy to see the students feel they are safe in their own school. Please don't be deceived by the fact that we have one of the lowest socio-economic areas in HB who attend OV, they are involved and acheivers! Opportunities for all students is a big plus. It would always be great to have more parents involved, but the parents who take leadership positions are extremely committed, and include many alumni long after graduation!
I have 2 daughters who have been at OVHS. The small community atmosphere allows for teachers and students to have good communication. Sports programs are available, but specialize in boys basketball and baseball & girls volleyball. Zero tolerance policy for drugs, gangs, violence etc is enforced strictly. OVHS is a muti cultural school with a blend of economic levels as well. The school could use some help with more parental involvement. Back to school nite has good participation. Parking and drop off/pick up access could really use some work...it is a nightmare for parents still transporting their students to and from school. Also tough training ground for new drivers. All in all a good, safe environment for learning.
All my children attended Ocean View. The education they received prepared them for life after high school. Like any school,there are exceptional teachers and a few who taught the basics, but teachers,staff and administration, all present a supportive, diverse, caring, safe environment for their students. This attitude is reflected in their students, great,caring students. It is a small school with less then 1500 students. Extra-curricular activities are available to all students. There are fewer students to go around; so sports coaches and teachers often shared players. Our children played sports and did the music program. The coach and band director made arrangements so they were able to do both. Parents are encouraged to get involved. Music, art and sports are there for those interested, but these programs, like parent involvement, rely on the level of commitment of participants. We loved OV. It was like our own private school. Our kids thrived.
I don't like Ocean View. I think it is a trashy school with not very much parent involvement.
This is school cares about the kids that are there and are interested in their accademics and how to get them into furthering their education
I am a former student from ocean view high school class of 2005 and this school was the best to me we have great sports great class and super teachers. Teachers that are fun to have as teachers and teach very well. If you need something they got it. Even though its not the best school in the world it is to me and i had many GREAT memories here and i wish i could stay a little longer but time moves on. Hope your child will too.
I have found that the school is committed to helping your child achieve. I have found that communication between staff and pupil is good. Although the school is not ranked high in comparison with other High Schools, I feel that the academic and sports programs are strong.
There are not enough books to go around. The class sizes are too large.
I am not a parent, but I did graduate from Ocean View in the class of 1998. I have many fond memories from this school and hope that it comes to mean as much to future students as it has to me.
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