Estancia High School (California)

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Estancia High School
Estancia Icon.jpg
Estancia Eagles
2323 Placentia Avenue

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United States
Coordinates33°39′32″N 117°56′09″W / 33.658973°N 117.935728°W / 33.658973; -117.935728Coordinates: 33°39′32″N 117°56′09″W / 33.658973°N 117.935728°W / 33.658973; -117.935728
School districtNewport-Mesa Unified School District
SuperintendentDr. Fred Navarro
PrincipalMichael Halt
Enrollment1,199 (2019-20)[1]
Color(s)Cardinal red and gold   
Athletics conferenceOrange Coast League
CIF Southern Section
Team nameEagles
RivalCosta Mesa High School
NewspaperEl Talon
Feeder schoolsTeWinkle Middle School

Estancia High School is located in Costa Mesa, California and is part of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District which serves approximately 21,000 students who reside in the cities of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Estancia High School is a comprehensive high school which serves the needs of approximately 1,200 students in Grades 9-12.


Estancia High School offers a college prep curriculum. Currently, fourteen Advanced Placement courses are being offered. In fall 2015, Estancia High School launched an Engineering & Design Signature Academy for students entering Grade 9.

Engineering Design Signature Academy[edit]

Estancia's Engineering Design pathway employs Project Lead the Way curriculum with a focus on Advanced Manufacturing. Students progress through a 4 course pathway:[2]

  1. Introduction to Engineering Design (Freshmen)
  2. Principles of Engineering
  3. Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  4. Engineering Design Development (Senior/Capstone)

Co-Curricular Programs[edit]

Students at Estancia High School can become involved in the following programs:

  • Drama
  • Music
  • Field Studies
  • Youth & Government
  • Journalism
  • Yearbook
  • ASB
  • Estancia Medical Academy (EMA)
  • Academic Decathlon
  • Australia Sister City Education Exchange Program


Estancia is part of the Orange Coast League of the CIF Southern Section, part of the California Interscholastic Federation.

The school offers varsity teams in: Football, Boys and Girls Volleyball, Cheerleading, Boys and Girls Waterpolo, Boys and Girls Tennis, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys and Girls Track & field, Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Soccer, Coed Wrestling, Boys and Girls Golf, Girls Softball, and Baseball.

Fall Sports

  • Football
  • Girls' Volleyball
  • Boys' Water Polo
  • Girls' Tennis
  • Girls' Golf
  • Coed Cross Country

Winter Sports

  • Boys' & Girls' Basketball
  • Boys' & Girls' Soccer
  • Girls' Water Polo
  • Coed Wrestling

Spring Sports

  • Boys' Baseball
  • Girls' Softball
  • Boys' Volleyball
  • Boys' Golf
  • Coed Swimming
  • Coed Track & Field
  • Boys’ Tennis

Estancia High School's rival is Costa Mesa High School. Each sport plays Costa Mesa High School in the annual Battle of the Bell. The winner of the Battle of the Bell houses the "bell" for the school year. Estancia High School currently houses the bells for football, boys' basketball and girls' basketball. Estancia High School has also been in the recipient of the All Sports Trophy sponsored by Newport Rib Company for the past six school years.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Estancia High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "Engineering & Design Academy". Estancia High School. NMUSD. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Jeff Gardner Stats".
  4. ^ Miller, Michael (March 10, 2006). "The waiting is over". Daily Pilot. Retrieved August 21, 2009.
  5. ^ "Board of Directors Bios". Orange County Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on October 1, 2009. Retrieved August 18, 2009.
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  7. ^ "Home".