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6-8
Public district
Huntington Beach, CA
Students enrolled: 763
 

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17601 Avilla Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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(714) 842-6608
(714) 842-8798
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May 12, 2015
I LOVE MESA VIEW!! I don't understand the comments about bullying here... I never see it. We have numerous anti-bullying assemblies to. All of the students are extremely friendly and welcoming, as well as the teachers. The homework I is given at a good, moderate, pace. The GATE classes are super educational yet SO MUCH FUN!! Everyday I am excited to go to Mesa View and I am always looking forward to my next class! There are supportive, enthusiastic, funny teachers who are willing to try new things and aren't burned out on teaching. The classes are enjoyable and highly educational. We use GATE icons and thinking maps all the time, and I find that they really help. In fact, I use the GATE icons and thinking maps in my daily life and out of school. The teachers really prep you for the SBAC and high school. ASB and WEB and CJSF are great leadership communities that do so much for the school, and the electives are so much fun (I have Preforming Arts)!! Coming from a student, I love this school, and I'm going to miss it a whole lot next year.

- submitted by a community member

April 22, 2015
This school district and school are not the place to go if you want the focus on the child and all the support they need at this stage of life. There is no budget for kids to belong to sports or other school activities that foster inclusion without first going through mysterious "tryouts". There is a secretary who doubles as the unofficial school counselor with NO credential or expertise - she does her best. There is the vice-principal who dismisses any concerns and they are on their third principal in three years. There was the asbestos issue this year and the way it was handled - too lengthy to detail here. I see this district as top heavy with administration and "building improvements" with little left to be funneled down to directly support the children or to the teachers who support the children. There should be at least ONE full time counselor to support the children - other districts have 3 or 4. There were teachers papering parents with flyers to support their salary and support issues in their battles with the district. Middle school is tough enough without all the challenges at this school district and school.

- submitted by a parent

February 05, 2014
My child was bullied by the teacher and assistant principal. And was treated horrible.this school staff is the poster child for school vouchers and teacher evaluations.I moved my child to a private school after being destroyed as a student by the hollier than thou teacher and vice principle. This school has no refused for the children only the platinum retirement plan.

- submitted by a parent

November 25, 2013
I don't understand the comments about bullying! I have never seen anyone being bullied here at Mesa at all! Plus teachers never assign to much homework at all! All the teachers work with each other to make sure that there is never to much homework each night! I have never had more than one test a day, or more than one project due on the same day.I honestly think that these kids are lying to their parents, or are at the least great actors. We have anti-bullying assemblies really often, and ever kids that I know who you would think are bullying others, are extremely nice! I understand my geometry homework more than the poor ratings.

- submitted by a community member

September 14, 2013
I actually don't know why everybody's complaining about bullying at this school. I have transferred from the Westminster School District into Mesa View for 7th grade. I haven't seen any form of bullying at this school and I doubt I ever will. All the students here seem friendly and nice. Maybe there are a few students that don't obey rules and swear but every school has them! The GATE teachers are wonderful, being funny yet still getting the lessons through. Exploratory Wheel classes seem awesome too! I think this school is wonderful overall. Sure you get a lot of homework but it's not too much to manage. Bullies and mean kids come and go. A new wave of students come in and an old wave of students go out every year. You can't expect the bullies to stay back. New year= New students.

- submitted by a community member

July 16, 2013
AS A PARENT I HAVE WATCHED MY SON COME HOME IN TEARS FROM THE BULLING AT THIS SCHOOL. AFFRAID TO GO ON BUS AND PE HE WOULD RATHER BE IN THE OFFICE SO HE DOESNT GET A BALL AT HIS HEAD, AND THE TEACHER FOR SOME REASON NEVER SEES IT. MY SON HAS SPENT MORE TIME IN THE OFFICE TO AVOID BULLING THAN IN THE CLASS ROOM AND IS CURRENTLY GETTING ALL F'S. THANKS MESA VIEW

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2013
Many of the teachers at Mesa View are BULLY'S. Truly they are, and the Vice Principal backs them up. I am over the dress code. Basically only the pretty girls get dress coded. The teachers need to be dress coded. TOO many dumb rules. Then they send home "Saturday Academy" notices for every missed day of school. I think they are scamming the state for the $45 missed day of school, even when I submit a Doctor's note my kid still get a "Saturday Academy" notice. I am tired of hearing the schools are broke. Take some of the Administrator's pay.. I am so over pushing these kids for high test scores, not fully educating them on the one topic/subject before they are moving on to something new. SO my kid is an HONOR ROLL student treat him like it! She earned your "DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL TITLE" not you the ALMIGHTY VICE PRINCIPAL always looking to get a kid busted for something dumb.

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2013
I am utterly shocked! How did this school get so many stars?! The teachers are more concerned about sending tons of homework everyday rather than help my son understand his work! He sometimes gets so much homework, he has to work from the minute he gets home to bed time and is rarely ever able to go outside to play with friends before it gets dark. I keep contacting the teachers, trying to find someway to reduce his homework or at least send him home understanding what to do, but it's as if they really don't care! I have even tried to talk to the administration about this but they seem to either ignore my phone calls or they have things that are "more important" to do than ensure the success of my son! Do Not Send Your Child to this school! If I would have known there are much better schools in the area, I would have never gone to this "great" school in the first place.

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2013
This school has a serious problem with bullying! The principal is either naive or doesn't care. It's a shame because their GATE program is very good. Students are afraid to report bullies because repercussions.

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2013
This school does nothing to help out with the bullying... I'm so shocked that it has more than 3 stars! Do you people not care about the racism in this school? ITS HORRIBLE my brother is always getting teased by "white" kids. They say the most offensive things to him... and the staff does nothing to help him...

- submitted by a community member

September 07, 2012
Mr. Jay Duval is currently bulling my son!!!!!!!!! I'm going to talk to the school and if they won't do anything then to the district and if they won't do anything then to the media!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2012
Regarding the bullying, it really helped when they separated the 6th graders from the 7th and 8th graders. My daughter attended all those years and was really pushed around in the snack line by the older kids. But the next yea they changed the schedules so the older students do not cross paths with the younger ones. The school does try to address bullying issues.

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2012
I absolutely love Mesa View! From the earlier reviews, some people say that Mesa View staff doesn't deal with bullying. We definitely do! we have many assemblies and talks about bullying and cheating. Mesa View means so much and their Exploratory Wheel has great classes. ASB and Performing Arts are extremely wonderful as well as the teachers and the principal. GATE is challenging yet fun and I advise you, if you live near the Ocean view school district, go to Mesa View!

- submitted by a community member

May 06, 2012
This is a great academic school. The environment is very clean and friendly. The classes are are very fun, yet educational.

- submitted by a community member

January 02, 2012
This school doesn't deal with or take bullying seriously, its as if the principle and teachers are afraid of the students and ignore the issues.

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2011
Not a good school, my son is constantly harassed both physically and verbally and nothing is ever done about it. I have gone to the office on numerous occasions, given them the names of the kids who are responsible and i never see a change. In the end my son is the one who is punished, when he has done nothing wrong but try to protect himself and stay out of the way.

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2011
Mesa view is pretty cool, the teachers are good, all but the old ones. the old ones are always grumpy though. and i don't really understand why there are a few people complaining about other kids who swear and use inappropriate language and speech; it's going to happen anywhere and everywhere, there's no way to avoid it. Mesa View is a great school.

- submitted by a community member

January 29, 2011
We are very impressed so far with Mesa View School. My daughter is very happy and the teachers seem to do an awesome job!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 29, 2010
Mesa View is a great school! The staff all the way from the principal down are so dedicated to the students. They go out of their way to help each one with anything.The teachers all seem top really enjoy teaching the students and go out of their way to make Mesa View a the best school it can be.

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2010
I currently go to Mesa, and overall, it's a good school. I think they focus too much on the 'popular kids'. These are the students who get first pick on evrything, from staying in at break to help teachers, to getting awards. I'm in the gate program, have only 1 B, rest A's, but I rarely get oppurtunities to help out.

- submitted by a student
no rating
June 30, 2009
Mesa View Middle School is a great school with Great education programs. The teachers are just so nice. And an OUTSTANDING principle ( Mrs.Olsen ) just a great school i recommend it for everyone ! GO EAGLES !

- submitted by a student

March 11, 2009
It is an awesome school that has fantastic teachers. I am currently in GATE and it offers a great amount of education

- submitted by a student

March 02, 2009
GATE program is excellent!

- submitted by a student

March 01, 2009
Mesa is a great place for your child. The GATE program is challenging while allowing time for extra curricular activities. The administration sets high expectations and requires the students to follow them. Someone had sour grapes if they don't recognize the gem of a principal we have! I wouldn't send my child anywhere else in Huntington Beach. Tammy Crowder, MA Education, parent

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2008
It's a great school and everything but some of the kids are really mean. They judge you and talk about inappropriate subjects in front of newcoming 6th-graders. Everyone swears a lot and the staff don't care at all. The one thing I like is the performing arts program which is very advanced and professional.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 30, 2008
Classroom teachers are mostly talented, dedicated and hardworking. Principal has an exalted opinion of herself and her authority in the child's life--attempts to overreach her jurisdiction and tell parents how to parent. She has a condescending manner to parents and students alike, and shrilly insists she knows ALL about ALL the kids, but can't reliably pronounce a common first name. I'm impressed with the folks there who have a real job (classroom teachers); front-office administration is abysmal.

- submitted by a parent

September 23, 2008
this is the best middle school ever no gang bangers and no innapropptiate things at all excepet for those very few kids who refuse to obey the school rules

- submitted by a student

May 11, 2008
it is a wonderful school that has brought joy and has made kids smarter pluse they have a magnet school and a parrelle program

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2007
I was a former student of this school. It was a wonderful school and has a GATE program which no other school in the district has. They have wonderful teachers such as Mr. DuVal and Mrs. Manz. Sadly, this year was the last year for three great teachers, Mr. Fairchild (who received teacher of the year award two years ago), Mr. Sears (an awesome science teacher who participated in taking the 8th graders to Yosemite), and Mrs. Divino (who would sometimes participate in taking the 6th graders to outdoor ed). This school has many technological tools such as laptops, and smart boards in every classroom.

- submitted by a student

May 09, 2006
I am an 8th grade student that attended mesa view middle school from 6th to 8th grade. My family has moved almost once a year since I was three so I have attended many schools over the years but none of them have compared to mesa view. The academic programs are designed to push and while the extracurricular activities may not be as varied as other schools, they are adding programs constantly. But to me one of the most important qualities was the students and staff. The students are all close and unlike many other schools Ive been to they dont judge you as much. Everyone knows everyone the last thing is the teachers. Mr fairchild and mrs manz and mr duval are the best teachers I could have ever hoped for..Because they are of the few who still care about the students. Your child will be lucky to attend mesa

- submitted by a student

May 09, 2006
This school is good bring your kids here

- submitted by a student

March 01, 2006
Mesa View is the GATE magnet middle school for the district. My daughter is in GATE and has wonderful teachers. They are very interactive with a lot of hands on learning. The school has a great principal and vice principal. Both are very involved and the students know them well. The only thing the school is lacking in is parent involvement. Working full time it is hard to be there, but I do my best. Every parent needs to volunteer and at least come to the PTSO meetings ti share ideas. With more parent involvement the school can only get better than it all ready is.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2006
My daughter attends the gate program here and is disappointed in the limited resources available to the gate children. Computer lap tops and better quality materials should be provided. The principle and vp are very approachable but seem to have their hands tied with many situations.

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2004
I went to this school and am commenting the absolute joy I expierienced each day. The atmosphere was outside and calm, makeing that test seem more bareable! The staff was young and fun to learn from.

- submitted by a student

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Mesa View Middle School
17601 Avilla Lane, Huntington Beach, CA  92647
(714) 842-6608
Last modified Mesa View Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mesa View Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top