Estancia High School

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Estancia High School
Estancia Icon.jpg
Estancia Eagles
2323 Placentia Avenue
Costa Mesa, California, Orange 92627
United States
Coordinates 33°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
Established 1965
School district Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro
Principal Michael Halt
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1200
Color(s) Cardinal red and gold         
Athletics conference Orange Coast League
CIF Southern Section
Team name Eagles
Rival Costa Mesa High School
Newspaper El Talon
Feeder schools TeWinkle 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 sits on a coastal bluff surrounded by man-made and natural points of interest such as the Costa Mesa Golf Course, the Talbert Nature Reserve and Fairview Park. The socioeconomic level of surrounding community varies from low to upper middle class. Estancia High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The mission of Estancia High School is to ensure that all students demonstrate high academic achievement and sustain successful post high school pursuits. To accomplish this mission, Estancia will maintain an ethical, nurturing and challenging learning environment.


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

Co-Curricular Programs[edit]

Students at Estancia High School have numerous opportunities to become involved on the school campus. To enrich the high school course of study, students 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

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]

Ra'up McGee, film director, Autumn 2004 (class of 1986)