Students enrolled 506
School leader Katherine Smith
Transportation options Yes
District Ocean View

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6582 Lennox Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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(714) 847-3505
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4 stars
Based on 48 ratings

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August 19, 2013
We love College View Elementary School! I have 2 kids here and we love it. The teachers are SUPER dedicated and LOVE their "Wild Cats" and it shows!! They go above and beyond to help your child achieve their very best! I have been very impressed with our teaching staff! My kids love going to school here!! Can't wait for another amazing year to start!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
We came from another school in the district 2 years ago. Making the transfer was a decision I was not taking lightly. I looked at test scores, at how the principals reviews & test scores had been at their previous schools, I peeked in the windows on the weekends, read every review I could find, you name it I did it! I did so much research my husband though I had gone crazy! I wanted to make sure thay I was doing the right thing for my kids. Thankfully I can now call it one of the best parenting decisions I have ever made. The teachers at College View are beyond amazing! They are always make sure that every student gets the special attention that she/he needs. In the past 3 years, 2 of our teachers has been honored with the title "Teacher of the year" in the district. Mrs. Smith our principal is also doing a fabulous job! Times are tough in public education and each year the state gives less and less Mrs. Smith does an amazing job in not letting that effect the level of education our kids get at College View. Our PTA is a very hard working group that organizes many activities, fieldtrips and assembly's. They surely add to the big family feel we have at College View. Go Wildcats!!

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2013
I think College View would do better academically if parents played a more active role in their child's education. Unfortunately, several students live far enough away that their parents don't participate in activities. PTA is doing their best with a small group of parents. Fellow parents, it's time to become active participants in our children's education. Our teachers are so welcoming, they love having us parents in their classrooms. And let's join the PTA!

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2013
I only gave it 4 out of the 5 stars because of the principal, Mrs. Smith. If it weren't for her, I would have given College View 5 stars. I think she is a selfish, pretentious woman who cares more about her paycheck than any of the children or her staff. Multiple calls to the Superintendent's office have yielded unacceptable answers. However, the teachers and other staff are absolutely WONDERFUL. My child learned a lot at this school. The teachers were compassionate and caring... and with better guidance, I think this school would have gotten a higher rating than a "6" as posted on greatschools.org. I heard Principal Smith was run out of her previous school, so I hope that the OVSD wises up and realizes SHE is the reason they are losing students.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2012
I love Collegeview.All my children have went there. I would change it for the world. The teacher's and staff are awesome.The teachers' all take their time and show the most perfect attention to their students. My kids always come home with good things to stay about their teachers and staff. That is what makes a parent happy. Thank you Collegeview for being a great impact on my childrens education.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2012
I love Mrs. Smith. She is very interested in the children. She spends lots of her time getting to know the kids and parents. My daughter has had 2 awesome teachers so far. She is only in first grade hince the 2 teachers. College view has lots of challenges that some other schools are fortuneate not to have but The PTA is working very hard to give the best to the children. The only wish I would have is for more parents to get involved!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2012
New principal is not that great. She does not support parent or sibling participation. Love the teachers but wish Dr. White would have never left.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2011
My oldest son transferred from the Los Alamitos High School District when we moved from that area ten years ago. That was a difficult time for our family because the schools in Rossmoor were considered so amazing, but honestly, our son received a better education once he was at College View. We were blessed with brilliant, highly educated teachers. We have two young children there now and could not be happier still. It has been years of wonderful learning and memories for our family. We are very grateful to the staff of College View. Dr. White, thank for all you did to turn things around!

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2011
I am soo proud to have my children attending college view. Academically they are doing above and beyond what I had imagined. They enjoy going to school every day. The teachers are wonderful, easy to communicate with and show an overall love and concern for the children and what they should be learning. Dr. White has done an amazing job with the school since she has come on board. Way to go College View!!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2011
Dr. White and Staff are AWESOME!!! My kids are motivated, happy and love everything about school and their teachers. College View is the best kept secret in HB:)..... or it was.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2010
Check out those scores! Way to go Dr.White and staff. My older child has moved on to middle school and my younger one is in 2nd grade. I am the luckiest parent to have been at this school for 6+ years. The teaching staff has only one goal..your child. The teachers always respond to their emails and return your phone calls. The principal is almost always walking around the classrooms observing the lessons. Love the awards assemblies,fundraiser incentive parties,bookfair,skate nights, jog-a-thon,full color year book,grade level plays,kite day you name it. The library is stocked full of current favorites as well as old classics. This is what being a kid is all about. The parent volunteers are there working hard and planning all week long. Keep up the good work College View....(P/S I'm not really a parent...I'm a Wildcat Mom!)

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2010
Both of my children have a love for learning because of the dedicated teachers and staff at College View. As far as earlier complaints about lengths of recess and lunch, I don't think people are aware that the state mandates minutes required for these times. Also, the state sets the curriculum for ELL and English Only standards. They both are mandated and the school does follow them rigorously. It is not a teacher's personal choice per se to only work with a certain set of students. All students are taught to their differentiated level districtwide. The student population is "balanced" which I prefer for my children who will be able to function in the "real world". There is a ton of parent involvement and opportunities for families to become involved. I am a teacher in another district so I really am able to see that College View is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2010
College View is a hidden treasure in Ocean View School District. The dedicated staff ensures success for every student. I am very proud to be part of the wildcat family. Three teachers send their children to College View!

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January 22, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
My son has been going to this school since preppie K and each year he has had great teachers and made great friends. I love that the class sizes are smaller and the attention that he gets. Keep up the good work College View!

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no rating September 16, 2009
We have a diverse ethnic collection of students with a mix of middle class students. The school sponsored my family during Christmas time and helped with gifts for my kids. The staff is dedicated to our students education and the well being of our families. I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else.

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May 21, 2009
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no rating April 03, 2009
Our son has been attending CollegeView since he was in Kindergarten and he is currently finishing the fifth grade. We've had two lady principles which have been quite different from each other as well as a few teachers have left or came on board recently. I applaud all the staff for all that they do. They all care about the children and it shows. Our son loves this school and we will all be sad to leave . I have been impressed with the open communication between all the staff and our family. As the saying goes...you get out of it what you put in! The education, field trips, staff, the children and the after school program have been great. It is a well balanced school and I think any child that comes to this school is blessed. Bottom line-Our son enjoys going to school and his grades are great.

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no rating September 04, 2008
Yeah! The scores are up! My girls love this school. We have had great teachers and the kids club is excellent. It is a very warm, caring and loving environment

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August 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2008
I've had no complaints with this school or Mrs. Jaquin, the principal. My son excelled in Ms. Mitchell's First Grade class, participated in reading groups and became more and more enthusiastic with reading. His level grew immensely throughout the school year. Mrs. Jaquin knew my son's name and that I was his parent whenever we ran into each other, she seemed genuinely concerned and involved with all the students. She is implementing changes that will better the school given time. I appreciate all the staff's efforts and look forward to another year at College View. We had the choice to move out of the school's boundaries and we chose to stay. My son is invested in the school, teachers and fellow students. We love this school. Kids Club, on site before/after school care, is fantastically convenient and a bonus that other districts do not have.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2008
I love this school. My children have all excelled at this school. The teacher's are very dedicated. I would recommend if you are looking for a high quality school.

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September 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2007
The quality of education is rapidly declining at this school. My daughter's teacher had no communication with the parents until I complained about it. The principal has no control of what is going on in the classroom and I fell the children are suffering because of it.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2007
My kids participated in many extracurricular activities last year (some of which are sports). I'm not sure of any social issues with staff, as they seem like a very happy bunch. My kids' teachers do challenge their students, as evident when visiting at open house, and of course, the challenge must continue at home as well. As far as bullying, I feel the school did a great job in building awareness last year.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2007
This is my family's 7th year at College View and I have witnessed a great decline in the quality of education at this school. My children have not been challenged, and the staff is too focused on their own social issues than education. There are no extracurricular activities, sports activities, and bullying continues to be a problem on the playground.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2007
While teacher quality is average, I have to agree that the children below grade level receive the 'Lion's share' of resources. While the principal is present she does not know the majority of the children or parent names. Probably my biggest concern is her lack of response to children who ought to be suspended. Before making your decision, compare other schools in the district

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2007
I have 2 kids attending College View. This is our first year, we transferred from a private school. I could not be any happier with the school. The two teachers we have are extraordinary. They are caring, creative,attentive and dedicated to giving the kids the best education. The principal has been great, we see her on school grounds, classrooms and in the playground on a daily basis. The PTA has been great in showing their interest in the kids and school, they have put on many great activities. Another great program at college view is the after school program 'Kids Club', its fun for the kids and they receive homework assistance. I can tell by the smiles on my kids face that they enjoy attending this school. Their academics are improving tremendously as well as their social skills. College View was the right choice for our family.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
My son is a current kindergarten student, and I couldn't recommend Mrs. Neujahr more. She is attentive, caring, and encouraging to the children so they perform at their best. The parents are encouraged to participate in the weekly curriculum. I've never found the school lacking. Kids Club is also a great option, and cost effective. I like that they reiterate what is being taught in the classroom to the kindergartners. It is fantastic. If there is a lack of parental envolvement, perhaps it is not the fault of the school but something preventing the parent(s) in participating. I like the newsletter and weekly updates from his teacher. These are my thoughts, I hope they help you.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2007
This is an excellent school! The students, teachers, staff, and even the afterschool care program staff are all amazing. My daughter's kindergarten teacher, Ms. Bennett, was the best. Her enthusiasm and warm personality was evident in her teaching. Unfortunately, we recently moved to another county and had to transfer my daughter out of this school. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who lives in the district.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2006
This is the 2nd year my son has attended. He was transferred last year from another local school due to problems with the principal and teacher. From the first time we visited College View, we both have been very pleased with the atmosphere, principal, and all the staff. My sons grades have improved greatly, as well as his confidence. I would highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2006
This is the second year that my son has attended the preschool special day class at College View. His SDC teacher is extremely well educated and experienced, and she is also a compassionate and caring person. The teacher's aides and school therapists are also very dynamic and helpful, and the principal is involved above and beyond her duties. Communication between home and school are excellent. I couldn't be happier with the quality of education and therapy that my son has received. I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2006
This is our 4th year at College View. The school exceeds expectations. The teachers are excellent. My family and I are very fortunate to be part of this great school. My 1st child has been accepted to the Gifted and Talented Honors program. I thank College View for all their hard work.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
This are my kids third year here. It's a great school. My kids love to read thanks to the great efforts of the teachers. My daughter is really motivated about learning. My son is doing great as well. I rate this school a five star. Keep up the good work. Thank you all for your efforts.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2006
This school was an awful experience for us. We actually moved out of the district's boundaries to avoid having our child return to the school next fall. Little parental involvement (it was not particularly encouraged), the morale was low...it seemed more of a social occasion for several of the teachers than a professional outlet. The principal is transferring and I hope, for the students' sake, that the learning environment improves.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2006
I live next to this school and no one on my street or surrounding area sends their child to this school. Academics are very poor. Parental involvement is low.

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November 05, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2005
Our son is in 1st grade in Mrs. Banuelos' class. The teachers, administration and principal seem to really care. The PTA is organized and they have a lot of activities for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2005
Not too sure about this school. Playground/recess breaks are too long; classroom time is too short. Teachers waste too much time talking in the mornings instead of getting the children in the classrooms. Early dismissal on Wednesdays is ridicules. I am not impressed!

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2005
I have been a parent at this school for 5 years now and have had a wonderfully pleasant experience. My daughter has excelled and gone on to middle school. My son is now following in her foot steps with his own achievements. I can easily credit this to all the teachers who work so hard at what they do. They have given so much to help my students succeed and helped others as well. Parent involvement can however be greatly improved. It seems today that not enough parents care too much about what their children are doing in school. If parents would ask more questions they would learn alot about this school and how much all the teachers and Principal care.

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September 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
My childs Kindergarden teacher was excellent. She was able to keep control in a classroom with a number of difficult children. My biggest concern is with the student population, a large number of children are bussed in from lower economic area. There are a lot of behavior problems with these children which I largely attribute to poor parent participation. I see a number of the participating parents pulling their children out of this school for this reason.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2005
My children and I love the school. The teachers are very dedicated. The curriculm is set up for each child's academic need. I would highly recommend this school for providing high quality education.

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June 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
The principal knows every child's name and she's very visible on campus going through the classrooms and walking the grounds during recess. Students like and respect her very much. Students go on field trips. The principal organizes fund raising events with local businesses and encourages students & parents to get involved. PTA is good and works well with school staff. Parents are encouraged to attend/volunteer for events. As for security, the school is in a good neighborhood but the large field could probably use a security gate. The children play deep into the field far away from the on-duty recess teachers and there is an unsecured/unsupervised walkway near where the children play. A gate could be closed & locked during school hours. While there's a large area of the field open to the neighborhood, I still think the small walkway on the other side of the field is a security issue.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
Caring, quality teachers. An innovative principal dedicated to continuously improving education for the kids and the teaching environment for the faculty. This is a great school.

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no rating January 24, 2005
Good Elementary school Also, a title one school which means they bus kids in from lower economic areas but that also means the school gets more money for other progrmas too. It's also a Caifornia Distinguish School.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2004
My daughter and I both love College View. My daughter has since moved on to middle school. But we both come back and volunteer because we love everyone there. It is such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2003
My son and I just moved here from Houston, TX, and so far I have been very disappointed in the quality of education that my son has received. There are 31 students in his class, his teacher was absent the first month of school, there is no fine arts program, and it appears there is so little time dedicated to instruction compared to what he received in Texas. The students are dismissed 20 minutes earlier each day, w/the exception of Wednesdays which is 2 hrs earlier. Recess lasts 10 minutes longer and lunch lasts 15 minutes longer each day. In addition, the school year is 6 days shorter than it was in Houston. I am not impressed. We are looking into private schools.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
I've been extrememly satisfied with the teacher-student interaction. Mrs. Teagues is a tremendous inspiration to my son.

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College View Elementary School
6582 Lennox Drive, Huntington Beach, CA  92647
(714) 847-3505
Last modified College View Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
College View Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top