Circle View Elementary School in the Ocean View School District has earned the coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award.
Circle View is among only 362 schools nationwide to be recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2019. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Circle View was selected for its high academic performance.
“As a National Blue Ribbon School, your school demonstrates what is possible when committed educators hold all students and staff to high standards and create vibrant, innovative cultures of teaching and learning,” stated U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Circle View students have the opportunity to participate in Ocean View’s exclusive Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Magnet Program, attracting families and students from within and outside the District boundaries. Each day, students master challenging content, and teachers provide innovative and engaging lessons.
The school boasts high test scores and a plethora of supplemental programs, including art and field trips. An active Parent Teacher Organization helps support the school through fundraising and daily on-site volunteering.
“I am so proud of the positive school culture that we have here at Circle View. All staff members are committed to helping our students learn, grow, and achieve academically, socially, and emotionally,” shared Circle View’s Principal, Jessica Haag.
The Board of Trustees will recognize Circle View at the October 2, 2019, Board meeting. Parents, teachers, students, staff, and community are all invited to attend. Selected Circle View students will highlight their essays on “What Makes Circle View a Great School.”
Now in its 37th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed recognition on more than 9,000 schools. Circle View was previously a recipient of the award in 2003. Principal Jessica Haag and a teacher representative will travel to an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in November, hosted by Secretary DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education.
OVSD is a K-8 district serving north Huntington Beach and portions of adjacent cities.