Newport-Mesa Unified School District

2985 Bear St. Bldg. A
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-4300
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Newport-Mesa Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 32 public schools serving 17,944 students in Newport-Mesa Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Newport-Mesa Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
32 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
17,944 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
900 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
20:1

District Rank

Newport-Mesa Unified School District, which is ranked #240 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 92% has decreased from 94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#238 out of 1200 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Newport-Mesa Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Newport-Mesa Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Newport-Mesa Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Newport-Mesa Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.62
0.63
# American Indian Students
20 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
1,005 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
6%
12%
# Hispanic Students
8,406 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
47%
56%
# Black Students
151 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
7,191 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
40%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
79 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,087 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
1,270
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,105
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,155
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,197
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,209
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,337
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,341
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,314
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,410
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,564
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,651
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,610
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,781
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $22,679 is higher than the state median of $15,931. The school district revenue/student has grown by 25% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $20,343 is higher than the state median of $14,028. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$407 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Newport-Mesa Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$365 MM
$7 MM
This chart display total spending of Newport-Mesa Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$22,679
$15,931
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Newport-Mesa Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$20,343
$14,028
This chart display average spending per public school student in Newport-Mesa Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Newport-Mesa Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Early College High School
Alternative School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2990 Mesa Verde Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7990
Grades: 9-12
| 212 students
Rank: #22.
Corona Del Mar High School
Math: 55% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2101 E.bluff Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6000
Grades: 7-12
| 2,091 students
Rank: #33.
Eastbluff Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2627 Vista Del Oro
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-5920
Grades: K-6
| 326 students
Rank: #44.
Newport Harbor High School
Math: 44% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
600 Irvine Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6300
Grades: 9-12
| 2,270 students
Rank: #55.
Monte Vista High/cloud Campus
Alternative School
Math: 42% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
390 Monte Vista Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6900
Grades: K-12
| 403 students
Rank: #66.
Costa Mesa High School
Math: 30% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2650 Fairview Rd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-8700
Grades: 7-12
| 1,755 students
Rank: #77.
Victoria Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1025 Victoria St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6985
Grades: K-6
| 296 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Adams Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2850 Club House Rd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7935
Grades: K-6
| 353 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Paularino Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1060 Paularino Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7950
Grades: K-6
| 352 students
Rank: #1010.
Charles W. Tewinkle Middle School
Math: 26% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3224 Ca Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7965
Grades: 7-8
| 532 students
Rank: #1111.
Estancia High School
Math: 18% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2323 Placentia Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,153 students
Rank: #1212.
Back Bay High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
390 Monte Vista Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6900
Grades: 9-12
| 134 students
Rank: n/an/a
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 65-69%
3101 Pacific View Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6955
Grades: K-6
| 311 students
Rank: n/an/a
California Elementary School
Math: 50-54%
3232 Ca Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7940
Grades: K-6
| 363 students
Rank: n/an/a
College Park Elementary School
Math: 29%
2380 Notre Dame Rd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7960
Grades: K-6
| 488 students
Rank: n/an/a
Everett A. Rea Elementary School
Math: 20-24%
661 Hamilton St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6905
Grades: K-6
| 322 students
Rank: n/an/a
Harbor View Elementary School
Math: 65-69%
900 Goldenrod Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6940
Grades: K-6
| 306 students
Rank: n/an/a
Harper
425 E. 18th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 515-6632
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Heinz Kaiser Elementary School
Math: 62%
2130 Santa Ana Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6950
Grades: 3-6
| 517 students
Rank: n/an/a
Horace Ensign Intermediate
Math: 49%
2000 Cliff Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6910
Grades: 7-8
| 989 students
Rank: n/an/a
Killybrooke Elementary School
Math: 45-49%
3155 Killybrooke Ln.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7945
Grades: K-6
| 391 students
Rank: n/an/a
Mariners Elementary School
Math: 68%
2100 Mariners Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6960
Grades: K-6
| 474 students
Rank: n/an/a
Maude B. Davis Elementary School
Math: 71%
1050 Arlington Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7930
Grades: K-6
| 518 students
Rank: n/an/a
Newport Coast Elementary School
Math: 76%
6655 Ridge Park Rd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6975
Grades: K-6
| 410 students
Rank: n/an/a
Newport Elementary School
Math: 65-69%
1327 W. Balboa Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6965
Grades: K-6
| 305 students
Rank: n/an/a
Newport Heights Elementary School
Math: 54%
300 E. 15th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6970
Grades: K-6
| 433 students
Rank: n/an/a
Pomona Elementary School
Math: 26%
2051 Pomona Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6980
Grades: K-6
| 330 students
Rank: n/an/a
Roy O. Andersen Elementary School
Math: 80-84%
1900 Port Seabourne Way
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6935
Grades: K-6
| 245 students
Rank: n/an/a
Sonora Elementary School
Math: 44%
966 Sonora Rd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7955
Grades: K-6
| 381 students
Rank: n/an/a
Whittier Elementary School
Math: 26%
1800 Whittier Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6990
Grades: K-6
| 494 students
Rank: n/an/a
Wilson Elementary School
Math: 25-29%
801 Wilson St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6995
Grades: K-6
| 363 students
Rank: n/an/a
2025 Garden Ln.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6945
Grades: K-2
| 427 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Newport-Mesa Unified School District?
Newport-Mesa Unified School District manages 32 public schools serving 17,944 students.
What is the rank of Newport-Mesa Unified School District?
Newport-Mesa Unified School District is ranked #240 out of 1,167 school districts in California (top 30%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Newport-Mesa Unified School District?
47% of Newport-Mesa Unified School District students are Hispanic, 40% of students are White, 6% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Newport-Mesa Unified School District?
Newport-Mesa Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 20:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.
What is Newport-Mesa Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $20,343 is higher than the state median of $14,028. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 32 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 17,944 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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