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Welcome to Circle View

  • Circle View Elementary, home of the Eagles in beautiful Huntington Beach, California, prides itself in providing students with an environment where all are encouraged to aim for excellence; academically, socially, and emotionally, in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Circle View currently has 720 students enrolled in grades K-5 which includes six 3rd-5th grade GATE magnet classes and two special day classrooms.

    Circle View opened in 1963 and celebrated 50 years of excellence in education in six years ago in 2013. Circle View is a warm and inviting elementary school located in a sprawling, diverse, suburban community. We have 27 credentialed classroom teachers (96% have master’s degrees or higher) and numerous support staff. Many teachers have been here for over 15 years, carrying on traditions and a positive school culture on which the school was founded. Our school facility is unique; buildings are circular and classrooms are clustered around common center rooms. The proximity of our classrooms facilitates ongoing collaboration and teaming among teaching staff and a sense of community for our students and parents.

    Our school’s mission is realized as students enter each morning, ready to embark on exciting learning experiences in stimulating environments that dedicated, professional staff have prepared for them. Entering the classrooms, you will be struck by the involved “buzz” of busy students and teachers engaged in the day’s learning activities. You will notice that each classroom is warm and encouraging with a clear student-centered focus. Student work is showcased on bulletin boards and reflects Common Core Standards in all subject areas.

    The school staff prides itself on communication and collaboration and is greatly supported by an active and strong parent community. In addition to providing a rigorous assessment-driven, standards-based curriculum in all subject areas, Circle View teaches ethical standards centered on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) systems and character traits that become pervasive through all grade levels during the school year. Because of this commitment and dedication, the quality of instruction is outstanding. Teachers have a laser-like focus on Authentic Literacy for all students, use assessment data to improve instructional practices, and implement an array of strategies to meet the learning needs of all students. The vision of a 21st Century learning model - given commitment, resources, support and high standards - is what Circle View is all about: a collaborative group of educators with a common goal of providing college and career readiness, life-long skills, and success for every child.

    At Circle View, we maintain a consistent focus on improving student achievement through our strong Professional Learning Communities, our commitment to on-going Professional Development, and authentic literacy. We are very proud that Circle View also houses the district elementary GATE Magnet Program. Since the mid-1960's, Ocean View School District has offered a program for identified gifted and talented students where they are homogeneously grouped together for all of their academic instruction. This research-based magnet setting provides a curriculum continuum in which learning experiences: are enriched and accelerated, promote the development of higher level and divergent thinking skills, encourage creative expression, develop leadership skills, foster healthy self-esteem, and initiate career exploration.

    The GATE Magnet Program provides an all-day setting, which offers flexibility in scheduling and a wide range of educational opportunities. It provides students with a longer period of time for enriched and accelerated learning experiences that stress the use of higher level thinking skills, divergent thinking, and the students' preferred style of learning. Students receive instruction based on their academic strengths.

    In 1989, 1998, 2002, and 2006, Circle View was named a California Distinguished School and Circle View became a National Blue Ribbon School in 2003. Our school-wide commitment to student achievement is at the heart of Circle View’s success. The recognition has validated the outstanding programs and practices in place at our school. It has enhanced our staff’s eagerness to innovate and problem solve with the goal of creating the best school experience possible for our students.

OVSD Non-Discrimination Statement

  • The Ocean View School District Governing Board desires to provide a positive work environment where employees and job applicants are free from harassment and are assured of equal access and opportunities in accordance with law. The Ocean View School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, religion, ancestry, natural origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or the perception of one or more of such characteristics, gender, marital or parental status, pregnancy, genetic information, military and veteran status, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability in its educational programs, activities, or recruitment and employment. All communication, with the exception of the Edjoin process, should be directed through the Human Resources Offices of Ocean View School District. Any applicant who attempts to directly contact the site Principal, department Director, Board Member(s) or any staff member with the intent of influencing the outcome of the hiring process will be disqualified from candidacy for this position. No Person shall be denied employment solely because of impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position(s) or program for which application has been made. It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the employer of any necessary modifications to the job or work site in order to determine whether the employer can reasonable accommodate any known disability. Applicants who anticipate needing special accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact Janet Worley at (714) 847-2551 ext. 1410 for information regarding the arrangements for accommodations. The Ocean View School District is a tobacco-free, drug-free environment. Link for employees: Uniform Complaint Policy or Sexual HarassmentLink for students: Uniform Complaint Policy or Sexual Harassment Policy.

    Contact for Equity, Non-Discrimination and Title IX: Felix Avila, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 847-2551 Ext. 1411
    17200 Pinehurst Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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