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Newport Beach, CA
Students enrolled: 642

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6655 Ridge Park Road
Newport Beach, CA 92657

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(949) 515-6975
(949) 515-6881
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Map of Newport Coast Elementary School address.
June 20, 2013
This is a fantastic school and I only have positive things to say: Hard-working teachers, friendly staff, nice and clean campus, and a young, energetic, and cool principle! But above all, what makes a school great is the level of commitments of the parents to their children and in spite of what I had heard, I found the parents to be extremely involved in the school and the education of their kids. We love NCE!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2012
This school is fantastic! All the systems are same as private school. I can't believe it!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2011
Newport Coast is amazing! There is a great academic program and there is a new principal. All the teachers care about their students equally. I say Newport Coast is a great public school!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2010
OUTSTANDING school. My girls used to attend Peters Canyon and dreaded school. They fell behind due to a very turbulent divorce. NCE caters to their students individual needs. The staffs dedication and concern not only shows, but for our family has made a world of a difference. My girls now LOVE school and LOVE to learn!!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Most teachers at NCE are great but unfortunately some teachers are little TOO spoiled compared to what other teachers have to go through.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 06, 2010
LOVE this school! The academic environment is geared towards challenging those who need more, helping those who are struggling, and of course gently pushing those right in between. The teachers are dedicated and the principle has a tough job, but does it with class and great skill.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2009
This school is awesome! My sons teacher is truly amazing. She truly cares about my son and has been so helpful and instrumental in his academic achievements. The principal is a very caring individual and it transcends throughout the whole of the school and thru the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2009
This is a fabulous school. The principal is constantly involved, positive, and encouraging to all students.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2008
I am so proud to be a teacher at Newport Coast. I have been in education for many years, and it is an honor to work with such a dedicated staff. We strive to support our students with love and respect. We create engaging, thought provoking lessons, in order to foster critical thinking and other invaluable skills in our classrooms. We need to teach to the standards and provide all students with access to the curriculum. We have to balance the needs of English Language Learners, with special needs students, as well as develop challenging enrichment for our GATE students, and still reaching and supporting our at grade level learners. Parking may not be great, but if that is the greatest concern at our school, then we are doing pretty well.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating March 24, 2008
I couldn't be happier with NCE. My child attended private schools, but we have found that NCE is just as good. Parental involvement makes a school, and this school has it. The parents that complain are the parents that have problem kids, and aren't involved in the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2008
New to NCE this year and am planning to go somewhere else next year! Too hard to drop-off and pick up as the school was not built to support the number of students that are there. No parking and the atmosphere is very 'clicky.' Not the friendly, down-to-earth feeling we were hoping for!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
This school is trying hard to be like private schools they compete with in the area. There is no way to do it if they continue to teach to tests and try to score higher to look better to the state standards. The inconsistancey in the abilities of the teaching staff is another problem. Its a real hit or miss depending on who the teacher is.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2007
The school is new, clean, and located in a great neighborhood. However, I feel the school lacks challenges and extracurricular activities. I am considering relocating b/c I had higher expectations from this school and am now greatly disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2006
The academic programs at NCE are geared to the average student. There are few challenges or programs available for high achieving students. There is a good 'Art Masters' program however the school is lacking in music. Parental involvement is great. Parking at the school and access to the school for parents is poor. There is a new principal starting at the school and we are hoping for the best!

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2005
I think PTA of this shool is very active, and many parents try to help them. The teachers I met was very nice,too.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
Academic programs are ok. The principal is very week and only cares about the lower grades. Principal does not have the skill to hire good teachers. Upper grades are very week and the children are not prepared to go to 7th grade at the local Junior/ High School. The only good thing about Newport Coast is the location and the parent involvement. My child is a high average student who never has had a problem in school. Compared to the other elementary school in the area I feel Newport Coast needs a new principal. I have had other children attend Lincoln Elementary and I feel it is a far superior and that is because the they have had excellent principals. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
I think this school is well suited for the primary grades. The upper grades especially 5th and 6th are sorely lacking a strong academic program. This school concetrates its time, efforts and monies on the primary grades.The principal does not respond well to parental concerns. The administrative staff needs to be more parent friendly.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
I believe the parent involvement is very good, unfortunately, the principal doesnt take a very deep interest in the school needs.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
My children did well, but the school needs to focus more to the basics and not asking for donations. Taxes pay for education the kids need. The teachers need to teach not get pulled out for meetings. Too many fundraisers, too many early outs, and holiday/inservice days.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2005
This is brand new school in a great neighborhood. The facilities are clean, but there are large class sizes and parents are fighting to get their children into this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2005
NCE is a new school that needs to work out the kinks. The educational expectations of the children are far beyond what state standards dictate. The teachers are extremely hard working and dedicated and work very long hours. Office staff and the principal are hard to connect with. The parent community is very involved.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2005
The teachers are great, but the principal lacks leadership. Unfortunately because of this many of the teachers are leaving.

- submitted by a teacher
April 22, 2005
Principal avoids tough decisions, academic quality excellent, great parent participation, extracurricular great but limited with extra at additional cost, teachers give wish list at beginning of year including paper and pencils - budget woes but please don't recall prop 13 or we're moving out of state.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2005
This school is great because of the wonderful teachers and the great programs provided by parent support. The NCC foundation helps raise money so the student have access to programs like art, technology and music not funded in public education any more.

- submitted by a teacher
November 02, 2004
I love this school. It's new. staff is excellent. BLUE RIBBON

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2004
My children attended this school from its very first day until this past year (2003-2004). I found the Principal to be highly motivated, a great leader, and fabulous with kids. Parents are highly involved and so are the teachers. Uniforms were a plus from both safety and behavior standpoints. Public schools don't get much better than this.

- submitted by a parent

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Newport Coast Elementary School
6655 Ridge Park Road, Newport Beach, CA  92657
(949) 515-6975
Last modified Newport Coast Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Newport Coast Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top