Costa Mesa High School/Middle School

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Costa Mesa High School
2650 Fairview Road


United States
Coordinates33°40′20″N 117°54′23″W / 33.672118°N 117.906395°W / 33.672118; -117.906395Coordinates: 33°40′20″N 117°54′23″W / 33.672118°N 117.906395°W / 33.672118; -117.906395
School districtNewport Mesa Unified School District
PrincipalDipali Potnis (High School)
Eugene Kwong (Middle School)
Enrollment1,864 (2019-20)[1]
Color(s)Green, white, and black      
Athletics conferenceCIF-SS Orange Coast League
NewspaperThe Hitching Post[citation needed]
WebsiteCosta Mesa High School website

Costa Mesa High School/Middle School is a public secondary school serving grades 7 through 12 in Costa Mesa, California. It is part of the Newport Mesa Unified School District.


In 2009, the Newport-Mesa Board of Education approved plans for a new middle school enclave and a performing arts center.[2] In 2010, a $6.6 million aquatics center featuring a 50-meter swimming pool, locker rooms, and a classroom was opened.[3] Before this, the pool was 25 yards long and in the shape of an L. In 2011, Costa Mesa Middle School opened its teen center.[4] In 2013, plans were approved for a new track and field on campus.[5] That same year, the final construction beam was in place for the new middle school enclave building.[6] In 2014, Costa Mesa High School opened a new performing arts center with a 335-seat theater.[7] In 2016, construction of the new track and football stadium was completed.[8]


Costa Mesa High School is part of the Orange Coast League of the CIF Southern Section, part of the California Interscholastic Federation.

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  1. ^ "Costa Mesa High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "Plan will add performance space at schools". tribunedigital-dailypilot. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  3. ^ "New Costa Mesa High aquatics center unveiled". Orange County Register. 2010-10-06. Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  4. ^ "Pictures: Teen center opens at Costa Mesa High School". Orange County Register. 2011-03-08. Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  5. ^ "District paves way for new track and field". tribunedigital-dailypilot. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  6. ^ "The writing's in the walls". tribunedigital-dailypilot. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  7. ^ "New performing arts center opens at Costa Mesa High". Orange County Register. 2014-10-23. Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  8. ^ "Mesa to unveil new stadium". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018-10-14.

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