Our Falcons Soar!

Schools to Watch
CDE Pivotal Practice
A California Distinguished School

2021 CA Distinguished School, 2022 Pivotal Practice Award, 2023 School to Watch!

  • Welcome to Vista!  We are thrilled to be in the 2022-2023 school year for more reasons than can be counted.  First and foremost, we are in our modernized site with the opportunity to provide each falcon a premier educational experience.  The facility has an esports room, a culinary arts room, and a garden space that allows our students to learn the science of cooking in a farm-to-table atmosphere. 

    This year, we are continuing to build upon the momentum from receiving the California Distinguished School award in 2021, the California Pivotal Practice Award in 2022, and growing our many innovative programs.  Our staff is second to none in their ability to educate, nurture, and create opportunities for students.  At Vista, we provide an educational experience that puts students at the heart and center of everything.  Our middle school is their home where students build strong memories and a sense of belonging.  As facilitators of education, it is our joy to provide a space where students form positive relationships, make choices that protect their physical and mental health, have so much fun they do not realize they are learning, and know they are surrounded by caring adults.

    The PBIS framework we use to support this work is SOAR.  Each of our falcons develops the following skills:

    Safety First

    On time, on task, organized

    Academic excellence

    Respectful and responsible


    We are committed to developing these characteristics in each student to ensure they become the best iteration of themselves.

    So, if you are a part of our falcon family, we are so happy to be in community with you.  Thank you for entrusting the educational needs, safety, and wellbeing of your child in the hands of our exceptional staff.  If you would like to see what we have to offer at Vista, call or email.  We would love to set up a time for you to come and see the unique middle school experience we provide our students.

    All the best,


    Dr. Gates, Principal

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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: Reagan Headrick, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 847-2551 Ext. 1411
    17200 Pinehurst Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92647