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About This School

Heinz Kaiser Elementary School is a public elementary school in Costa Mesa. The principal of Heinz Kaiser Elementary School is Gerald Vlasic, who can be contacted at gvlasic@nmusd.us. 612 students attend Heinz Kaiser Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 11% of the Heinz Kaiser Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 39% of the 612 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Heinz Kaiser Elementary School is 17:1. Woodland Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
  • Sports

    • Martial arts self defense

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 64% 50%
Asian 5% 4%
Hispanic 28% 42%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Filipino 1% 1.0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 21837%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.7%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Unspecified 0.2% 0.09%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 47%
Limited English proficiency 11% 27%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    We have both our boys at this school. It is a really nice neighborhood as well. We have had a great experience with all the teachers so far. I feel that there is a pretty good group of teachers. The principal is new. She is VERY involved...which is the way it should be. We had a little situation and we really felt that she cared and took care of it. Parent involvement is crucial at any school. There is quite a few parents who help out in the classroom and with fundraisers. The science class is awesome! Very hands on!

  • (1 year ago)

    Both of my kids went to Kaiser for 3rd-6th grade. Overall it's a great school. An awesome science program (that needs more financial support these days) safe neighborhood and overall great teachers who really care about your student's success. The principal (who just left) was not very good and there are one or two teachers who shouldn't be teaching anymore but if you talk with other parents you'll find out which teachers to avoid. Very active PFO with fun activities and after school programs.

  • (1 year ago)

    A California Distinguished School Award Recipient this school is a great place for young students to achieve academic success. This school has TWO dedicated science teachers and consistently out-performs other schools in the area in Math and Science. A great school!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I just had my oldest graduate from Kasier last year and now have a 5th and 3rd grader here. I have always been impressed with our staff and our PFO organization. They do a fantastic job!! Keep it up!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the teachers and how wonderful they work as a team!! I feel like my kids are getting a great education in the hands of a commited and skilled teaching staff that really cares about our children.

  • (5 years ago)

    i like this school. great teachers very motivating. also lots of extracirricular activities. great accelerated math and reading program it lets the kids go at their own pace without being under or overchallenged. the only thing is lots of kids are advanced and lot's aren't so the advanced kids don't get too much attention while the behind kids get a lot because the teachers have to focus most of their attention on them to improve their test scores. my daughter loved this school though and you should at least give it a try.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school. It competes with other great schools nearby but holds its own. My son's 4th grade teacher was the best (the only male is all I will say.) He is the most patient and understanding person and that allowed my Son to excell in his work. I think the current rating of 8 out of 10 is appropriate leaning towards a 9.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has strong parent participation. The only down side is that about a quarter of the kids go to daycare and seem a little behind in class. There are some great enrichment classes after school for about $10 each. I don't like that the school has a snack shack that lets the kids buy more junk food after lunch.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is in a great community. It offers many afterschool enrichment programs in art dance science music and reading. It has a very high level of parent involement.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think Kaiser is a great school. Their academic programs are advanced especially science and math. There are many extracurricular activities and after school enrichment classes. Their annual school play is exceptional. The PFO is very strong and contributes a great deal to all areas of the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    The principal at this school is efficient and the school grounds are well kept. It seems that it is a bit overcrowded but parents in my neighborhood really love it.

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