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School safety is a concern for everyone. Tragedies like what occurred in Texas today remind all of us to continue to be vigilant and prepare as best as possible for the unexpected.

Our district regularly reviews, practices, and enhances our safety procedures.

We have a partnership with the Costa Mesa Police Department and the Newport Beach Police Department to provide School Resource Officers (SRO), which are local law enforcement officers who work closely with all of our schools.

All school sites have safety plans in place which are updated yearly and as-needed throughout the year. Safety plans are regularly reviewed and updated in collaboration with emergency responders and local law enforcement, including SROs.

Schools regularly conduct safety drills with students and staff to prepare for a variety of potential situations. Drills include procedures for lock down, shelter in place, run, hide act, among others such as earthquake and fire procedures.

Schools participate in threat assessment and emergency response trainings with local law enforcement and first responders.

Our district has a Crisis Response Team that is immediately deployed to a school(s) during a crisis to provide immediate and ongoing support and resources. Counselors, social workers, and school psychologists are available to students should they need additional support during difficult times. We also encourage parents to have open discussions with their children to help them process the event and continue to raise awareness about the importance of safety.

While we have plans in place that are regularly practiced, please know that school safety is not something we can do alone. The partnership and support that we have with our local law enforcement and our school community is critical.

We ask for parents’ support in reminding students to please take all drills seriously, follow law enforcement, teacher and site administrator instructions, and if they see something, say something - it is the best deterrent to potentially harmful situations. We want everyone on our campuses, including parents and guardians to be empowered to report unusual or suspicious activity. 

Please know that we do all we can to provide a safe learning environment when students are in our care. We prioritize safety and continually assess our preparedness, improve our practices, and evolve with the changing times.


Robotics Competition Flyer

NMUSD Middle and High School Robotics Teams are In The Zone!

Saturday, June 9, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Estancia High School - Big Gym
2323 Placentia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Participating Schools:

  • Corona del Mar Middle/ High School
  • Costa Mesa Middle School
  • Ensign Intermediate School
  • Estancia High School
  • TeWinkle Middle School 

Sponsored by the departments of Education Technology and Career and College Education

For more information please email 

​​​​​​​NMUSD’s 3rd Annual Robotics Competition Flyer


Newport-Mesa Unified School District

In August 2017, Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) began the process of evaluating and piloting new math instructional materials for sixth through eighth grade. Through the seven month, teacher-driven, pilot process, teachers and staff identified Illustrative Mathematics as the comprehensive set of sixth through eighth grade math instructional materials for NMUSD students.

Illustrative Mathematics materials are available for public review on the Open Up Resources Website.  If you would like to review a hard copy of the materials, please contact Tere Russell at (714) 424-5066 or to make a viewing appointment at the District Office (Sanborn Building) – 2985 Bear Street, Costa Mesa 92626. Material viewing will be available from May 10, 2018- to June 12, 2018. All schools will have the QR code, links and a computer available should you wish to review material at the site. A recommendation for final approval will go forward to the Board of Education on June 12, 2018 to implement these new materials for the 2018/19 school year.

If you are having trouble accessing the IM website, please copy and paste this link into your browser.


Coffee Chats with the Principal for Prospective Parents

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You are cordially invited to join us for

"Coffee Chats with the Principal"

Being informed about your local school is vital for your child to get the most out of his/her school

community. Come learn more about Victoria Elementary by attending an informal coffee chat with

our Principal, Dr. Aaron Peralta. Our coffee chats offer you the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about our engaging curriculum
  • Interact with our leadership team
  • Meet and connect with other parents
  • our the campus and see key locations throughout the campus including classrooms, library, multipurpose room, playground, and lunch tables.
  • Gather information about the parent experience at Victoria
  • Ask questions in a small-group environment

We know that preparing your child for his/her school experience is an important decision – and our

goal is to help you before you begin the process. Group size is limited to 6-8 parents to allow for a

more interactive and personalized experience.


Please RSVP to Judi Chimits @ or call (949) 515-6985

Welcome to Victoria for the 2017-18 School Term!

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Welcome to the 2017-18 school term! The start of a new year is an exciting time. It provides a unique opportunity to observe enthusiasm from students as they make new friends and focus on learning challenging curriculum, the excitement of our staff at delivering engaging materials and lessons, the parents’ joy at seeing their children off to an academic environment that will help to positively shape their future. This year, our team has undergone some changes, our student body has grown, and we’re working to implement new curriculum. Through all of this we have renewed our commitment to who we are with our theme, “We are Victoria!” We’re proud to be Voyagers – Soaring Above!


Enrollment for the 2018-19 term begins on April 24, 2018. For more information, please visit the Welcome Center page.


(949) 515-6842

(available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Please call and leave a voicemail when your child will be absent.

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The School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is updated yearly in February. This is a legal requirement by the State of California. The SARC provides a detailed report regarding each school about class size, demographics, test scores, climate, and more. The reports are published in the current year for the previous year.


School Accountability Report Card

Parent-Teacher Association

Home Connect

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Non-Discrimination Statement:

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, practices, and employment shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the Superintendent.  Any school employee who witnesses an incident of unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or bullying, shall immediately intervene to stop the incident when it is safe to do so.  Compliance Officer Contact Information: Associate Superintendent, Chief Human Resources Officer, 2985 Bear St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-424-5041