Exploring the Schools of Huntington Beach: Middle School Edition

Exploring the Schools of Huntington Beach: Middle School Edition

What You Need to Know About HB Middle Schools

In a previous edition on Huntington Beach’s educational system, we covered the roster of elementary schools across the districts, the boundary lines for each school, and the myriad of benefits they offer to families just getting acquainted with this beautiful slice of California. Now, we’re going to showcase the primary middle schools that call Huntington Beach home, so that you can arm yourself with all the information necessary when choosing the right Jr-high school facility in your neighborhood.

To begin with, let’s go over the names of the school districts that serve Huntington Beach.

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 are as follows:

Huntington Beach City School District (HBCSD)

Ocean View School District (OVSD)

Fountain Valley School District (FVSD)

Westminster School District (WSD)



Huntington Beach’s middle school roster is comprised of the following institutions:

Talbert (Samuel E.) Middle School

Located at 9101 Brabham Drive, the Talbert Middle School serves some 722 students in grades six through eight and boasts a Principal and administrative staff that are pro-active, involved and respected amongst parents and kids alike. Principal Jennifer Morgan believes in her students and creates an environment in which collaboration, engagement, innovation, problem-solving and rigor for all overshadows all else.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

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Isaac L. Sowers Middle School

Serving 1,205 students in grades six through eight, the Isaac Sowers Middle School is located at 9300 Indianapolis Avenue and is dedicated to high academic achievement, engaging activities, stellar art programs and fun athletic opportunities for kids to get engaged, challenge themselves and develop their passions. The school remains strongly committed to working with the families and school community to ensure that students have challenging and engaging classroom experiences, support during complex developmental times and an overall positive foray into their middle school education.

RATING: 3 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

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Mesa View Middle School

Located at 17601 Avilla Lane and serving 821 students, Mesa View Middle School refers prospective students and their parents to the facility’s Advancement Profile and Mission Statement; the school’s Advancement Profile states that every eighth grader attending should be able to be responsible, think critically and analytically, solve problems, be technologically literate, communicate and collaborate effectively, give back to the community and explore a college and career future. The Mission, as shared by Mesa View Middle School’s staff, has to do with preparing students to be productive leaders, learners and citizens of the 21st century.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

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Ethel Dwyer Middle School

Located at 1502 Palm Avenue and serving 1,360 students, Ethel Dwyer Middle School is part of the Huntington Beach City School District and lorded over by Principal Christa Glembocki, who prides herself on the rich history of the facility and being the “House of Scholars and Champions.” Ethel Dwyer has also been recognized as a California Distinguished School and California Gold Ribbon School, and boasts strong athletics and arts programs, its staff dedicated to furthering its mission each day via providing rigorous academics while also ensuring students discover who they are as citizens in this ever-changing world.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

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Spring View Middle School

Located at 16662 Trudy Lane and serving 750 students, Spring View Middle School insists its students work hard, be respectful, be responsible and be organized – and that’s only the beginning when it comes to this respected facility in Huntington Beach. The school’s teaming model at the sixth grade level assists with students’ transition to middle school, with students given one teacher for English/Language Arts and Social Science and one for Math and Science; further, students have the opportunity to experience a semester exploratory wheel, a beginning band class or chorus. In seventh and eighth grades, students are given a different teacher for each subject area, and there are a variety of elective options and after-school enrichment opportunities for all students.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

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Helen Stacey Middle School

Situated at 6311 Larchwood Drive and serving 826 students, Helen Stacey Middle School has been described as a “professional learning community dedicated to working with students, parents and the overall community for continuous improvement of student achievement and success.” The school’s mission is to empower students to become lifelong learners and fulfilled productive citizens in a changing world, brought into focus via a vision that imagines building successful and motivated scholars for life. What’s more, Helen Stacey provides all students with a priority on learning; a safe and productive environment; opportunities for responsibility, leadership, creativity and collaboration and recognition for achievement and success.

RATING: 5 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

SCHOOL BOUNDARY MAP: 

 

Marine View Middle School

Located at 5682 Tilburg Drive and serving 796 students, Marine View Middle School offers activities and classes designed to motivate and involve every student in a productive school year in accordance with its Mission Statement: A commitment to educating all students to become academically successful, socially responsible and productive individuals in a positive learning environment. Students here are encouraged to stretch their critical thinking, communication and time management skills in preparation for future success at the comprehensive high school level, as well as in their college forays.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars – greatschools.org 

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NEXT STEPS:

Keep your eyes peeled for our next blog that’s all about Huntington Beach’s esteemed high schools! 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
malakai@tmsg.me
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