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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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Newport-Mesa Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Costa Mesa, CA. It has 21,674 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
2985 Bear St. Bldg. A
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Telephone
(714) 424-5000

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1170
628 responses
Average ACT
28
528 responses
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Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
21,674
Free or Reduced Lunch
45.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$99,797
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$276,491,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,490/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    4%

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Reviews

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This school year was my first in the Newport-Mesa School district and I am so grateful that I changed districts. My high school is a smaller school compared to the others and I love it. There is a the students all know each other and are kind to each other and the teachers are more dedicated to the students education than any other set of teachers I have ever had. Amazing school district!
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Change can be a good thing for Newport Mesa Unified School district. The diversity through Estancia High School can be said to be decent, but as you visit other school campus it fails to even become average. The sports financial income is very poor. Many sports receive more support then others and that brings a negative impact for the other sports. Not to mention the food served at schools. Many students enjoy pizza out of school then the one served in school. As pizza can be served very cold, thin and hard. While the other nutrients given at school are very poor as well.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District is a very "work together" environment which is a very helpful tool for all the kids, parents, and admistrators. I really like how the district has many opportunities for us, such as; learning orchestral instruments, and getting to be part of an orchestra group, after school programs for kids, offering ROP classes, etc. Another thing that this district does a good job on is diversity. The community comes together as a whole and works together to enrich the cultural diversity. On the other hand, the district has some things to work on. These include; nicer administration, the food that the cafeterias offer to kids is not healthy and many kids won't even eat it because sometimes it is not appetizing. Some teachers need anger management and others need to learn how to control a crazy classroom. Other than that I think this district has many good things that have opened doors in my life.