Exploring the Schools of Huntington Beach: Elementary Edition

Exploring the Schools of Huntington Beach: Elementary Edition

Exploring the Schools of Huntington Beach:

What You Need to Know About HB Elementary Schools

Your first reaction upon seeing this blog on a real estate website is undoubtedly one of curiosity – after all, how would an overview of elementary schools have anything to do with the types of premium Huntington Beach homes The Malakai Sparks Group is associated with? The answer to this quasi-rhetorical query is rooted in one of the most important aspects of house shopping as many buyers see it: the proximity to schools their children will attend.

Taken in this context, it’s easy to see why analyzing a school and its district in any given neighborhood makes sense to home buyers with kids; and as such we’re going to devote the next round of blogs to showcasing the Huntington Beach educational system – beginning with the city’s elementary-level school facilities.

There are actually four (4) school districts in HB. Each of these four District is pre-K to 8, and students then feed into Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD), for 9-12 and Adult School. The four districts serving HB is as follows:

Huntington Beach City School District (HBCSD)

Ocean View School District (OVSD)

Fountain Valley School District (FVSD)

Westminster School District (WSD)

On the elementary level, Huntington Beach, California boasts more schools than those serving middle and high school students, with 20 facilities in all – the John H. Eader Elementary School, Dr. Ralph E. Hawes Elementary School, Huntington Seacliff Elementary School, S.A. Moffett Elementary School, Joseph R. Perry Elementary School, John R. Peterson Elementary School, Agnes L. Smith Elementary School, Circle View Elementary School, Ada Clegg Elementary School, Golden View Elementary School, Harbour View Elementary School, Hope View Elementary School, Lake View Elementary School, Newland (William T.) Elementary School, Oak View Elementary School, Oka (Isojiro) Elementary School, Schroeder Elementary School, Sun View Elementary School and Village View Elementary School.

Whether you are planning on moving to beautiful Huntington Beach or simply looking to relocate within Huntington Beach, and will be enrolling children at an elementary-level school; the following is valuable information regarding the facilities and what they have to offer. Without further ado – lets break down each elementary school.



 

John H. Eader Elementary

Situated at 9291 Banning Avenue, the John H. Eader Elementary School provides a safe and appropriate environment in which all students learn by way of working as a team and modeling the administration’s expectations. Eader students reach their individual potential in order to be an asset to society amidst a warm, inviting climate that enables them to enjoy their elementary school experience…an experience that yields a shared sense of pride in the school.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP: 

 

Dr. Ralph E. Hawes Elementary

Located at 9682 Yellowstone Drive, Dr. Ralph E. Hawes Elementary has been recognized as a high-performing school and a California Distinguished School (2014) and serves students in Pre-K through fifth grade. Though a “neighborhood” educational institution where many kids walk to school, approximately 30-percent of students here are on inter-district transfers; further, as a school boasting a strong PTA and formidable parent involvement record, Ralph E. Hawes Elementary is able to provide ideal learning opportunities for all of the diverse needs of its student body.

At all grade levels, the school offers classes for students with special needs that include full-day SAI courses, resource specialist programs, occupational therapy, adaptive PE, speech and language services, social skills training and counseling. Additionally, beginning with second grade, Ralph E. Hawes Elementary provides GATE cluster classes for eligible students.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP: 

 

Huntington Seacliff Elementary

Located at 6701 Garfield Avenue, Huntington Seacliff Elementary boasts a community of learners wherein all children learn and achieve grade level standards; clearly-articulated, data-driven/research-based instruction is aligned with state standards; positive values and strong character are encouraged within its students; staff development, risk-taking, creativity and collaborative decision-making are wholly supported; students feel secure, safe and nurtured; open communication and collaboration exists between all members of the school community and students are prepared for participation in the culturally-diverse, technology-rich society of the 21st century.

RATING: 5 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP: 

 

S.A. Moffett Elementary

Centrally located at 8800 Burlcrest Drive, S.A. Moffett Elementary operates with a purpose to ensure the academic and personal success of each child, to provide each student with a solid foundation and academic education in reading and writing literacy/mathematics/science/history, to help children respect and value themselves and others, to teach children to access and apply information, to teach children effective communication skills (writing, speaking and listening) and to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

School administrators accomplish their purpose within a safe, secure and supportive learning and teaching environment.

RATING: 5 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP: 

 

Joseph R. Perry Elementary

Joseph R. Perry Elementary, located at 19231 Harding Lane, unites parents, teachers, community members and students to share, develop and grow as life-long learners – all while promoting individuality, diversity, responsibility, courage and commitment. Students here maintain high academic achievement and moral standards, becoming critical thinkers and problem-solvers who are confident and productive citizens.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP: 

 

John R. Peterson Elementary

Situated at 20661 Farnsworth Lane, John R. Peterson Elementary comprises a culturally-diverse community of students, staff and parents whose purpose is rooted in working together so all students achieve a level of literacy in English Language Arts and Mathematics. All students here demonstrate strong character and positive values while striving to attain academic excellence, the school’s administrators assessing their effectiveness on the basis of results rather than intentions. As an ongoing mission, John Peterson Elementary will continue to cultivate a collaborative culture wherein learning is the fundamental purpose while striving for API scores above 900.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP: 

 

Agnes L. Smith Elementary

Agnes L. Smith Elementary, located at 770 17th Street, makes its vision and mission plain from the get-go: High academic achievement for all students with a relentless pursuit of learning that enables every student to strive for “remarkable reader” status.

In the next blog, we will provide an overview of Huntington Beach’s middle school facilities for those of you with kids ready to enter the pre-high school arena.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP: 

 

Circle View Elementary

Located at 6261 Hooker Drive, Circle View Elementary hosts students from Kindergarten through fifth grade while boasting a total student body of 677 children and 25 teachers. As part of the Ocean View School District, Circle View sits in a large suburb within Orange County, with over 250,000 residents – so you know this is an elementary education facility that takes its implementation of value-enriching learning seriously.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP: 

 

Ada Clegg Elementary

Situated at 6311 Larchwood Drive, Ada Clegg Elementary prepares all students to be responsible, resilient, resourceful and productive world citizens in a changing and diverse society. Principal John Staggs strives to provide an exciting and rewarding educational program for each and every student, citing the school’s move into its fifth year as a STEAM Magnet facility (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). This program focuses on problem-based learning through the integration of all subjects, and is one of the elements Ada Clegg Elementary has become renowned for in Huntington Beach.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – schooldigger.com

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP:

 

Golden View Elementary

Located at 17251 Golden View Lane, Golden View Elementary is a unique, open-plan school boasting classrooms with one wall – both in structure and philosophy. It was designed to support the instructional program through large and small open spaces, promoting the easy sharing of teaching strategies, ideas and materials. Golden View is the only open-plan facility remaining in the Ocean View School District, with many students attending through open enrollment and inter-district transfers to take advantage of this unique educational program and setting.

RATING: 5 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP: 

 

Harbour View Elementary

Located at 4343 Pickwick Circle, Harbour View Elementary offers all students a full academic program that encompasses Transitional Kindergarten through fifth grade, the goal being to craft kind citizens who participate in a well-rounded instructional program designed to meet their individual needs. Dr. Joy Harris has been named the school’s new Principal, bringing a vast experience of hands-on educational passion for teaching and administration to ensure all students thrive in a happy and safe learning environment.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP:

 

Hope View Elementary

Hope View Elementary, located at 17622 Flintstone Lane, is a truly amazing facility in the Ocean View School District wherein administrators share a vision of inspiring a passion for learning in every single student. The new school year promises to be an exciting one for Hope View, as its faculty builds on its many successes and continues to enhance its signature practices with new and innovative ways of teaching and learning – including the addition of a new and innovative Makers Space. Hope View is well-known for its dedicated staff who deliver high-quality instruction with a keen focus on student engagement and authentic literacy.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP:

 

Lake View Elementary

Situated at 17451 Zeider Lane, Lake View Elementary’s mission is steeped in a desire for all students to become leaders who acquire knowledge through exploration. Lake View provides student-centered instruction that deepens learning via an emphasis on its core subject areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). As part of its STEAM curriculum, all students are immersed in project-based learning, providing them opportunities to think critically, be creative, problem solve, persevere, innovate and be future-ready.

RATING: 5 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP: 

 

Newland (William T.) Elementary

Located at 8787 Dolphin Street, Newland Elementary is a public elementary school in Huntington Beach headed by Principal Chris Mullin that focuses on extracurricular activities such as band, chorus, computer arts, drawing/painting and orchestra. Here, the mission is to provide an educational environment in which academic excellence is expected and all children are encouraged to develop their maximum potential through a positive attitude toward themselves and others, a love of learning, an appreciation for diversity in others and the cultivation of the ability to be a productive, useful member of society.

RATING: 5 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP: 

 

Oak View Elementary

Oak View Elementary, located at 17241 Oak Lane, is lorded over by Principal Jenna Landero, bringing with her a 17-year education background in collaborative school leadership, special education, positive behavior management and community outreach. At Oak View, she seeks to nurture a cooperative learning environment for all students and staff members, and always looks forward to working closely with the families in the Oak View community.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP:

 

Oka (Isojiro) Elementary

Oka Elementary, located at 9800 Yorktown Avenue, provides an educational foundation and environment which fosters positive self-esteem and academic excellence. Headed by Principal Erik Miller, the school supports learning so students become more productive, responsible, caring members of society – all while teachers, support staff, administration and the parent community remain dedicated to assisting students in achieving this mission.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP:

 

Schroeder Elementary

At 15151 Columbia Lane resides Schroeder Elementary, a California Distinguished School that strives to create a welcoming and stimulating environment where students are actively engaged in high-level learning while developing positive values and citizenship. The school’s administrators believe that cooperation between the community and school is vital for ensuring academic and personal success for each of their students.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP:

 

Sun View Elementary

Located at 7721 Juliette Low Drive, Sun View Elementary serves 279 students in grades Kindergarten through five and operates within the Ocean View School District. With kids always super-happy to go to school every day, Sun View makes sure students progress academically with small class sizes, hands-on learning techniques, well-kept grounds and classrooms and more.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP:

 

Village View Elementary

The mission of Village View Elementary School, located at 5361 Sisson Drive, is to prepare students – through the collaboration of the school and the community – to achieve mastery of state standards and the highest level of citizenship. Principal Francesca Ligman believes in providing an equitable, comprehensive education in all curricular areas for all students, the goal being to foster the love and passion for learning – for each and every one of them.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP:

 

NEXT STEPS:

In the next blog, we will provide an overview of Huntington Beach’s middle school facilities for those of you with kids ready to enter the pre-high school arena. If you have any questions about any of these schools I would love to help and be a great resource for you.  Don’t hesitate to reach out at either 714.340.5481 or Email me at Malakai@tmsg.me.  If you or anyone you know are looking to buy a home in Huntington Beach or Orange County I would greatly appreciate you giving me a call or passing along my info.  This is how I can continue to create valuable content like this for you and the community.

Malakai Sparks
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