10 Things You Should Know about Ocean View School District

    1. OVSD Relationships Matter Findings from our 2018 parent survey show that 90 percent of OVSD families believe that their children are receiving a high quality education; and 85 percent of families have confidence in the direction of OVSD’s leadership.

    2. OVSD students’ test scores are above the state and county averages in mathematics and language arts, according to the most recent California Dashboard.

    3. Among school districts in California, Niche.com ranks OVSD’s teachers in the top 20 percent of the Best Teachers in California. Our staff leads and participates regularly in ongoing national, state and regional professional development programs.

    4. Circle View and Star View Elementary Schools were named 2018 California Distinguished Schools.

    5. OVSD is distinguished by its magnet programs, including:
      Environmental Science
      STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering, and Mathematics)
      Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)

    6. OVSD offers a six-year research-based continuum for identified Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) students, with programs at the elementary and middle school levels.

    7. In the past four years, OVSD staff have been recognized at the national, state and county levels for their expertise in education, including NSPRA’s Superintendent to Watch (national), ACSA’s Negotiator of the Year (state), CDE’s Classified Employee of the Year (State), OCDE’s Teacher of the Year (local) and more.

    8. OVSD has the only elementary school in the area with a 2.5-acre working farm, which serves as an outdoor learning space for Golden View’s Environmental Science Program.

    9. Thanks to the passage of the Measure R school facilities bond in 2016, OVSD is overseeing a $169 million modernization program, ensuring the most up to date infrastructure and keeping safety as a top priority.

    10. OVSD provides a comprehensive Writing Continuum across all schools, from Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through Grade 8, to give direct instruction in printing, cursive writing and typing, and to support all students in effectively communicating thoughts, ideas and concepts in school and beyond.