MESA VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL NAMED 2019 CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, February 26, 2019–The Ocean View School District is pleased to announce that Mesa View Middle School, Ocean View’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) magnet middle school, has been named a 2019 California Distinguished School. In a California Department of Education News Release, State Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced that 162 middle and high schools throughout California are being honored for “achieving exceptional student performance for two consecutive school years.” The release notes that these schools “represent examples of not just excellent teaching, learning, and collaboration, but also highly successful school climate efforts ranging from real-time conflict resolutions to positive behavior intervention.” Dr. Carol Hansen, OVSD Superintendent said, “Mesa View students, leadership, teachers, and support staff have worked diligently to achieve new academic heights and an overwhelmingly positive school climate, so we are thrilled that their commitment and actions are being awarded today.” This year, California used a multiple measures accountability system to identify eligible schools based on their performance and progress on the state indicators as spelled out in the California School Dashboard. “I’m so proud of our students and staff for creating a school environment that promotes positivity, collaboration and achievement,” said Mesa View Principal Randy Lempert, who was recently awarded the 2019 Administrator of the Year for Middle Grades Principal from the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 17 in Orange County. Mesa View Middle School will be recognized at a statewide awards ceremony on April 5, 2019, at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Mesa View Middle School is located at 17601 Avilla Lane in Huntington Beach.