B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Costa Mesa High School is an above average, public school located in Costa Mesa, CA. It has 1,779 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
Address
2650 Fairview Rd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Telephone
(714) 424-8700

Costa Mesa High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1160
74 responses
Average ACT
26
12 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
Do You Work at Costa Mesa High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    26%
  • Club Rush
    22%
  • Rallies
    22%
  • Dances
    17%
  • Club events
    9%
  • Coast Day
    4%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,779
Free or Reduced Lunch
72%
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,490/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
Schools like Costa Mesa High School
More

Costa Mesa High School Reviews

134 reviews
All Categories
Being a graduate from Costa Mesa High within 2008-2012, the school has many opportunities for the student to achieve their goal and dreams. Many programs are welcomed in the high school with ROP being down the corner and some ROP classes offered in high school. In my years, I was able to learn a lot more than just regular high school material but also learn about health, economics, and how the outside world works with government. With some changes that the campus went through, like merging with the middle school, building their own football field, and finally having a bigger arts theater brings more students and parents to Costa Mesa High and brings a motivation for students to make a diffference as a teenager. With the new art building, it will bring parents and new families into the school and bring attention to the city to show what Costa Mesa High can bring and how the students can make a difference in our community and achieve their dreams.
Start Your Review of Costa Mesa High School
Rate It!
I really enjoy attending Costa Mesa High School, the variety of programs that they offer is great. They have a wonderful Film ROP program there, this ROP class the soul reason why I became interested in Film Editing. The faculty there are very friendly and are willing to help you when ever you ask for it. I can speak with my counselor as if I were speaking to my friends, I can be open about my feelings and I can look for guidance without hesitation. One time my counselor gave me money for the bus when I didn't have any. I can "joke" around with most of my teachers but still maintain that respect teachers deserve. All in all the school is pretty great but not perfect, I give a 4 star.
In general I liked the school. Most of the teachers are pretty good and they do their best to help when a students struggles with the material. There's not much I would change with it as I my experience was alright with little to no negative experiences. There are the occasional teachers that aren't the best, but they are few compared to most of the teachers. The cafeteria food I guess you can call standard as there is probably some room for improvement there. Overall my experience at Mesa has been pretty enjoyable.