I graduated in 2011. I will always defend OVHS not only because I went there, but because it truly is a great school. The fact that it's a small campus with less then 2,000 students makes it all feel like one big family. You get to know a lot of the students. All the teachers were excellent and only wanted the best for everyone. Never once was I offered any illegal substance in the 4 years that I was there. Something that I really loved was how spirited it was. ASB was great at putting together rallies and involving everyone during the week of it. I liked that during lunch, they would play music and sometimes play games on the upper patio. The new principal made it a point to tell us he cared and loved us every single day during morning announcements. Don't believe all the negative things you may hear about Ocean View High School. I had the best 4 years of my life there. Go Seahawks!
As a student that attends Ocean View high i can honestly say that it is the best school i have attended. The teachers here are amazing and they always have time for any question you have. I have heard from many students that they feel safe and like they can be themselves here at ocean view. What surprises me is the fact that there are hardly any cliques at this school. Everybody talks to everybody and that's just the way it is at ocean view. I go to this school and i don't see a "bad environment". I have had so many good memories at this school, I really am going to miss it! SEAHAWKS!
They accept students that have been expelled from other High Schools, making it no better than Valley Vista. Everything is sugar coated, but when you're actually a student you see the bad environment.
If you are able to, it would be a very good decision to send your child to another school. So many children have such potential, but if put in the wrong environment it all goes away. My child is suffering from depression because she feels as she is unable to join sports, clubs and IB&AP courses due to cliques. Many of the High Schools in Huntington Beach are the same, so we're considering Westminster, Pacifica, and Loara, as they also have a small campus (but it's a friendly one).
Becoming a part of this High School was probably one of the worst decisions I could make. The utter disrespect from the students is completely unfathomable, and the rest of the staff as well. Very disorganized with education. This is more like a day care for 16 year olds.
This school need alot of improvement on the student and it needs more improvement. Also it needs to improve on the teachers
The school is small, which used to be great, but the resources seem to be wasting away. They have several classes that are overbooked, specifically, their science classes. This year, there is a wait list for physics. Other classes only have one option, conflicting with each other so students may not get their requirements (they recommend adult school for these classes). Shouldn't a school provide the educational requirements necessary to help you get into college?
My kids love this school!! All three of them are involved in sports and the IB program. As a parent I would highly recommend this school. It is smaller, has more resources, great teachers, challenging programs and FANTASTIC Kids. I researched all the high schools available in Huntington Beach for my kids and decided to opt out of our home school and send them to OVHS. The best decision for my family. GO SEAHAWKS!!!
I am a student here at OV and this school is unique and is the underdog in the district. We are smaller and that results in different schedules but more student-teacher time. My teachers truly want to see success from everyone and that goes for all the teachers. Instead of being treated like a number I am a learner who is being supported and challenged every day. The principal is phenomenal, and really cares about everyone he wants us to work hard and values each student. My friends who go to different schools in the district tease me for coming here. I don't know why when we are smaller, have a brand new Olympic sized pool, new classrooms, new rubber track and home of the International Baccalaureate program in HBUHSD. I feel proud to be a sea hawk and look forward to coming here every day. This school is one of the most diverse I've ever seen and students come from all socioeconomic backgrounds and stories. We have an awesome foreign language program with nice and understanding teachers. Every class is challenging and rewarding. I wouldn't want to go to high school anywhere else. You can't spell LOVE without OV and our principal told all of us "I love you".
This school had great teachers, nice students, and a wonderful principal who truly cares about his students.
I'm currently a student at Ocean View, and I am very happy to be a student there! Teachers care about their students, our pool is better than most in the county, and API is rising. Administration has been working hard to make improvements, and I think they have been successful.
i graduated from this school this year and im happy i attended to that school! i got priority at this school because it doesn't have as many students as the other schools around the HB area. they are building a pool now! the classrooms and the buildings are NEW.
If your child is not a follower, then this is your school. This especially includes 'quiet' children with good grades and outstanding citizenship. Although hard working administors and teachers are present, counselor is unprofessional and will enable your child to follow the bad crowd (drugs, promiscuity, shoplifting) that you will work hard to remove them from if not remove them from this high school altogether. Huntington High is a much better experience (especially if in APA) yet private school would be your best option for a good education coupled with higher social norms.
I attended this school and can only pray that it is better than it was when I was there. They don't have their own pool which is ludicrous considering the money/income of most of the surrounding area. The teachers that were there were some of the worst in the district and absolutely no involvement in their students lives or future careers. Most of the land used for PE, track, football,etc. has been developed into a Costco now and there wasn't enough to begin with. More than a dozen classes are taught in 'portables' basically poorly built mobile homes. The students are too close to strip malls which are directly across the street of Warner and Goldenwest and make it far too easy to 'ditch' or avoid school in general. I don't think I've ever been at a worse school and anyone can graduate.
I enjoyed going to this school all 4 years. The teachers were great, only 2 teachers I would suggest not have but it was a great environent. It felt like a second home to me.
This is a great school for teens, no crime or violent cases in this school. It's a safe school for your kids.
school is bad/ unsatisfactory. clubs like key club do not fulfill the role as a true 'club' - school is extremely UNSPIRTED
Ocean View is a great School for Teens they have great clubs for all the kids.
I am a parent of two students who attend Ocean View, and they both love it! I feel welcome at the school and have become very involved with volunteering at the school. It's our home away from home!
I'm a senior at Ocean View and I've really liked my four years here. I've made some great friends, especially on the swim team. My mom is in the PTSA and she's always helping out at school. My little sister will come here next year. It's a great school. Check it out!
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