Required Notices



The California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Education, Section 852, states, "A parent or guardian may submit to the school a written request to excuse his or her child from any or all parts of any test provided pursuant to Education Code Section 60640.  A school district and its employees may discuss the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program with parents and may inform parents of the availability of exemptions under Education Code Section 60615.  However, the school district and its employees shall not solicit or encourage any written exemption request on behalf of any child or group of children."

NCLB Information

Parent Notification - Title I

In accordance with The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), at the beginning of each school year we are required to notify the parents of each student attending a school receiving any Title I, Part A, funds that they may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s) in core academic subject areas and/or paraprofessional. The notices and information provided to parents must be in an understandable and uniform format and be provided in a language that the parents can understand. Enclosed are model notices that you may choose to send out individually, add to your school's newsletter or website. These notices will serve as parents' notification of rights to request and receive the professional qualifications of their child's classroom teacher(s) and/or paraprofessional.

If you have any questions regarding classroom teachers, please call Kristin Gaeta at (714) 424-7550.
If you have any questions regarding paraprofessionals, please call Christi Winslow at (714) 424-5049.

Thank you for your support.


Click here to download the information in English and Spanish

District News


December at a glance

December 2

UCI Blood Drive 8am-2pm

Walk Ins Welcome- Blacktop


December 3,10,17

Late Start



December 4

Costa Mesa Home Tour 11-3pm


Sounds of the Season Concert 7pm

December 6


DC Traveler Boutique 9:30 am

Front Parking Lot

*benefits 8th graders headed to Washington DC

December 8

Naviance Parent Meeting-

Enclave Tech Room 6-7pm


PTSA Meeting- Library 7pm

December 15

Songs of the Season Concert 6pm and 8pm

*Tickets on sale at ASB now*


December 19


Early Release Day (12:40 PM)



December 22-Jan 2

Winter Break




CMHS/MS Athletics. Check the school loop calendar for more info.



NMUSD Available Online Courses

OCDE SAT/ACT Writing Boot Camp

CMHS School News

Community College Application Workshops!
There will be community college application Workshops in the computer lab #148 after school from 3:00-4:30 p.m. for Senior students! 

   Wednesday, January 7th- Santiago Canyon College
   Monday, January 12th- Orange Coast College
 ... Continue
Posted by: Allison Hatch
Published: 12/19/14

Financial Aid Night
Thursday, January 15th

Spanish 6:00-7:15 p.m.

and English 7:30-8:45 p.m.

Come and learn about Financial Aid and how it works!

Þ Overview of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Þ Overview of Dream ... Continue
Posted by: Allison Hatch
Published: 12/19/14

ASB would like to wish all Mavericks and Mustangs a safe and happy holiday! See you next year.
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 12/19/14

Did you miss ordering your cap/gown on campus? Go online to www.scottgraduation.com and place your order today!
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 12/19/14

Thanks FCA for hosting an awesome FIFA tournament. ASB would love for more clubs to host events, see Mrs. Delzer ASAP
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 12/19/14

Volunteer at SOCO December 19th-21st!
There are a lot of opportunities to volunteer at SOCO this weekend, December 19th-21st.  SOCO is located at 3313 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa. They are looking for students to help with gift wrapping.  Gift wrapping is donation based a... Continue
Posted by: Vanessa Hatch
Published: 12/17/14

Early Release Day Friday...12:43 pm! Happy Holidays Mesa
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 12/15/14

Seniors, Buy Your Grad Night Tickets!

Class of 2015 Parents,


Graduation is coming upon us quickly!   Grad Night will be at Disneyland and California Adventures.  It will be on Friday, June 19 the day after graduation. The ticket for... Continue
Posted by: Vanessa Hatch
Published: 12/12/14

School Info

Main Line: (714) 424-8700

          Fax: (714) 424-8770

Attendance Line: (714) 424-8705

Counseling Dept: (714) 424-8704

                      Fax: (714) 424-8778

ASB Office: (714) 424-8706

Health Office: (714) 424-8707

Athletics Office: (714) 424-8708

Nutrition Services: (714) 424-8710

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Today: 12/22/14
All Day: Winter Recess
All Day: Winter Recess--No School!
8:00 AM 7th Grade Boys' Basketball Practice
9:30 AM 8th Grade Boys' Basketball Practice
2:00 PM B. Basketball - Westminster Frosh Holiday Hoop

Program Improvement

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Program Improvement - English

Program Improvement - Spanish

CMHS/MS In The News

Daily Pilot: Mesa High: new leadership, new buildings - September 2, 2014

By Hannah Fry

In their rush to get to classes on the first day back to school Tuesday, Costa Mesa High students rushed with barely a notice past a black-and-white photo tacked on the wall of the Associated Student Body office.  Read More!


DailyPilot: Mesa middle-schoolers get their own space - September 2, 2014

By Hannah Fry

While previous generations have been forced to intermingle with Costa Mesa High School students, seventh- and eighth-graders who returned to class Tuesday found a space of their own.

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Daily Pilot: Earth Day the teaching way - April 21, 2014

By Lauren Steussy

Earth Day got off to a growing start at Costa Mesa High School, where high school students guided their younger peers in a native plant workshop during lunch break Monday.  Read More!


Daily Pilot: MESA program wins awards - April 10, 2014

By Hannah Fry

Students from Costa Mesa High School's MESA — Mathematics, Engineering, Science and Achievement — program took home 20 ribbons, five medals and one trophy during a regional competition last weekend.  Read More!


Daily Pilot: Mesa principal moving to district position - March 21, 2014

By Hannah Fry

Costa Mesa High School Principal Phil D'Agostino is being tapped to head up discipline for Newport-Mesa Unified, district officials confirmed Thursday.  Read More!


Daily Pilot: "Pie in the face on Pi Day" - March 14, 2014

By Hannah Fry

Seventh-grader Jonathan Barton steadied himself and stared down his target.  Read More!