Newport-Mesa Unified School District was unified on July 1, 1966. The award-winning district comprises nearly 60 square miles including Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Corona del Mar.  The superintendent and governing board oversees its 32 schools and approximately 22,000 students. The district currently has 22 elementary schools, 2 intermediate schools, 2 middle/high schools, 2 high schools, 3 alternative education programs, and 1 adult education program (in partnership with Huntington Beach Adult School). 

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  • Temporary suspension of visitors and volunteers extended to January 31, 2022
    on January 21, 2022 at 8:00 am

    While we remained hopeful that the COVID-19 surge would subside, it unfortunately continues to impact our employees and district operations. We are extending the temporary suspension of visitors and volunteers on our campuses until January 31, 2022. We hope that you understand the position we, and many school districts throughout the nation, are in as we continue to work through the current COVID-19 surge. Although this has impacted our operations, we are extremely grateful to everyone who makes it possible for us to continue offering quality in-person instruction to students. We know this hasn’t been easy, but we appreciate all of you for doing your part in keeping each other healthy and our schools open. In anticipation of volunteers resuming on campus on January 31, 2022, volunteers may begin to apply through the . Those who have already been approved as a volunteer this school year will NOT need to reapply through the Raptor system. Please visit the for additional information.

  • Middle School Electives Study Session on January 25, 2022
    on January 20, 2022 at 8:00 am

    On January 25th, Newport-Mesa Unified School District will conduct a Board of Education Study Session from 3:30-6:00 pm to discuss middle school electives. As part of the Board and district priorities of improving academic achievement and expansion of learning opportunities, the board will work with district leadership and site principals to review middle school course and elective offerings. Over time, the board has received input from members of the community and continues to welcome feedback from parents, students, and staff in advance of this study session. Email comments may be sent to prior to the meeting. All comments will be reviewed and considered as part of the discussion. Additionally, public comments will be accepted at the study session. Please see the for more information. As Covid case numbers decline, we will be scheduling parent meetings at school sites to provide further opportunities for feedback on this topic in each zone. As always, if you have a specific concern or recommendation related to our middle school electives or programs, you may reach out to Superintendent Wesley Smith at any time. Thank you to those who have already submitted questions, concerns, and feedback.


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