Newport Coast Elementary School

6655 Ridge Park Road, Newport Beach, CA 92657
(949) 515-6975
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 642 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

87%
65%
56%
84%
75%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newport-Mesa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
56%
46%
88%
74%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newport-Mesa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
76%
65%
99%
81%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newport-Mesa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
68%
60%
89%
69%
65%
93%
72%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newport-Mesa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
72%
60%
88%
66%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newport-Mesa Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Newport Coast Elementary School is a public middle school in Newport Coast. The principal of Newport Coast Elementary School is Duane Cox, who can be contacted at dcox@nmusd.us. 642 students go to Newport Coast Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Newport Coast Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 4% of the 642 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Newport Coast Elementary School is 18:1. Vista Verde is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 50%
Hispanic 5% 42%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 15% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 1%
Filipino 0.5% 1.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Unspecified 0% 0.09%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 47%
Limited English proficiency 3% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a fantastic school and I only have positive things to say Hard-working teachers friendly staff nice and clean campus and a young energetic and cool principle! But above all what makes a school great is the level of commitments of the parents to their children and in spite of what I had heard I found the parents to be extremely involved in the school and the education of their kids. We love NCE!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is fantastic! All the systems are same as private school. I can't believe it!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Newport Coast is amazing! There is a great academic program and there is a new principal. All the teachers care about their students equally. I say Newport Coast is a great public school!

  • (4 years ago)

    OUTSTANDING school. My girls used to attend Peters Canyon and dreaded school. They fell behind due to a very turbulent divorce. NCE caters to their students individual needs. The staffs dedication and concern not only shows but for our family has made a world of a difference. My girls now LOVE school and LOVE to learn!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Most teachers at NCE are great but unfortunately some teachers are little TOO spoiled compared to what other teachers have to go through.

  • (5 years ago)

    LOVE this school! The academic environment is geared towards challenging those who need more helping those who are struggling and of course gently pushing those right in between. The teachers are dedicated and the principle has a tough job but does it with class and great skill.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is awesome! My sons teacher is truly amazing. She truly cares about my son and has been so helpful and instrumental in his academic achievements. The principal is a very caring individual and it transcends throughout the whole of the school and thru the teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a fabulous school. The principal is constantly involved positive and encouraging to all students.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am so proud to be a teacher at Newport Coast. I have been in education for many years and it is an honor to work with such a dedicated staff. We strive to support our students with love and respect. We create engaging thought provoking lessons in order to foster critical thinking and other invaluable skills in our classrooms. We need to teach to the standards and provide all students with access to the curriculum. We have to balance the needs of English Language Learners with special needs students as well as develop challenging enrichment for our GATE students and still reaching and supporting our at grade level learners. Parking may not be great but if that is the greatest concern at our school then we are doing pretty well.

  • (7 years ago)

    I couldn't be happier with NCE. My child attended private schools but we have found that NCE is just as good. Parental involvement makes a school and this school has it. The parents that complain are the parents that have problem kids and aren't involved in the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    New to NCE this year and am planning to go somewhere else next year! Too hard to drop-off and pick up as the school was not built to support the number of students that are there. No parking and the atmosphere is very 'clicky.' Not the friendly down-to-earth feeling we were hoping for!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is trying hard to be like private schools they compete with in the area. There is no way to do it if they continue to teach to tests and try to score higher to look better to the state standards. The inconsistancey in the abilities of the teaching staff is another problem. Its a real hit or miss depending on who the teacher is.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school is new clean and located in a great neighborhood. However I feel the school lacks challenges and extracurricular activities. I am considering relocating b/c I had higher expectations from this school and am now greatly disappointed.

  • (9 years ago)

    The academic programs at NCE are geared to the average student. There are few challenges or programs available for high achieving students. There is a good 'Art Masters' program however the school is lacking in music. Parental involvement is great. Parking at the school and access to the school for parents is poor. There is a new principal starting at the school and we are hoping for the best!

  • (10 years ago)

    I think PTA of this shool is very active and many parents try to help them. The teachers I met was very nice too.

  • (10 years ago)

    Academic programs are ok. The principal is very week and only cares about the lower grades. Principal does not have the skill to hire good teachers. Upper grades are very week and the children are not prepared to go to 7th grade at the local Junior/ High School. The only good thing about Newport Coast is the location and the parent involvement. My child is a high average student who never has had a problem in school. Compared to the other elementary school in the area I feel Newport Coast needs a new principal. I have had other children attend Lincoln Elementary and I feel it is a far superior and that is because the they have had excellent principals. Thank you.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think this school is well suited for the primary grades. The upper grades especially 5th and 6th are sorely lacking a strong academic program. This school concetrates its time efforts and monies on the primary grades.The principal does not respond well to parental concerns. The administrative staff needs to be more parent friendly.

  • (10 years ago)

    I believe the parent involvement is very good unfortunately the principal doesnt take a very deep interest in the school needs.

  • (10 years ago)

    My children did well but the school needs to focus more to the basics and not asking for donations. Taxes pay for education the kids need. The teachers need to teach not get pulled out for meetings. Too many fundraisers too many early outs and holiday/inservice days.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is brand new school in a great neighborhood. The facilities are clean but there are large class sizes and parents are fighting to get their children into this school.

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