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.



Songs of the Season

Songs of the Season

Musical Auditions

Musical Auditions

NMUSD Available Online Courses

OCDE SAT/ACT Writing Boot Camp

CMHS School News

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

Caps and Gown orders TUES! Last chance on campus to order. See Mrs. Delzer with questions.
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 12/16/14

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

Merry Monday! High Schoolers, wear red and green and #cmhsspiritt on Insta for a chance to win a prize
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 12/12/14

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

December Community Service Volunteer Opportunities
This is a great time of year to volunteer!  I have attached the December Community Service Volunteer Opportunities and the verification form.

Give and you'll get back!  Happy Holidays!

If you have any questions, please contact ... Continue
Posted by: Vanessa Hatch
Published: 11/24/14

Book Club - Nov and Dec Selections
To discuss on Thursday, November 20 in room 113

Paper Towns by John Green (fiction)

Paper Towns debuted at #5 on the New York Times bestseller list and won the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. It is often taught in conjunc... Continue
Posted by: Dana Kahawai
Published: 10/24/14

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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After School Tutoring

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Today: 12/18/14
All Day: Culinary Chemistry Presentation: 10/11th Delta
2:00 PM B. Basketball - Garden Grove Varsity Tournament
3:00 PM G. Basketball @ Orangewood Academy (Varsity)
3:30 PM Middle School B. Basketball vs. Ensign
5:00 PM Auditions for SEUSSICAL.

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.

Read More!


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!