Ocean View Hills School

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Ocean View Hills School
4919 Del Sol Boulevard
San Diego, California 92154
United States
Coordinates 32°34′17″N 117°1′30″W / 32.57139°N 117.02500°W / 32.57139; -117.02500Coordinates: 32°34′17″N 117°1′30″W / 32.57139°N 117.02500°W / 32.57139; -117.02500
Established 2001
Opened 2006
School district San Ysidro Elementary School District
Principal Nadia Aviles
Teaching staff 41 (as of 2006–07)[1]
Grades 4–8
Enrollment 1,406 (as of 2006–07)[1]
Classrooms 40[2]
Campus 20 acres (81,000 m2)
School colour(s) Blue and white
Sports Softball, baseball, American football, soccer, basketball, volleyball
Mascot Dolphin
Nickname OVHS

Ocean View Hills School is a public elementary and middle school in San Diego, California, United States, located near the junction of California State Route 905 and Interstate 805. At the time of its opening, it was the first new school to open in the San Ysidro Elementary School District in 24 years.


Ocean View Hills School opened in temporary buildings in 2001 with a capacity of about over 1,000 students students. The campus location, roughly two miles from Brown Field Municipal Airport, contributed to the extended period before the permanent building was constructed while the San Diego City Council debated whether to convert the airfield to a cargo airport, a change which was ultimately rejected.[2] After that, the frequent change in district leadership was a major factor in the delay.[3] Construction on the new buildings began in October 2004 and was completed in December 2005.[4]

After the permanent building opened, the school became so popular that it was facing overcrowding within a year.[5] The reintroduction of portable classrooms and additional staff was expected to relieve the situation,[6] as was the construction of Vista Del Mar Elementary School in the Ocean View Hills neighborhood.[7]


The school is sited on 20 acres (8 ha) with an additional 5 acres (2 ha) for parking. The campus has seven buildings with over 40 classrooms.[8]

The classrooms are outfitted with a variety of educational technology products, such as interactive whiteboards, wireless microphones and teacher workstations that include high-resolution document cameras.[9]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Ocean View Hills School has an after-school performing arts program that puts on a full musical once a year.[10]

It also have team sports like softball, baseball, American football, soccer, basketball and volleyball. It is creating a band and an orchestra.


  1. ^ a b "Ocean View Hills School 2006-2007 School Accountability Report Card" (PDF). San Ysidro School District. June 2008. Retrieved 23 October 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Moran, Chris (7 January 2006). "School modular no more". San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  3. ^ Moran, Chris (3 October 2005). "Suburb shows its savvy". San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  4. ^ Moran, Chris (13 August 2004). "School's construction to begin". San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  5. ^ Moran, Chris (15 January 2007). "Children seeking academic refuge". San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  6. ^ Moran, Chris (3 March 2007). "School may have to turn away out-of-area students". San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  7. ^ Moran, Chris (24 August 2008). "Shrimp to delay school's opening". San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  8. ^ "San Ysidro School District Celebrates Grand Opening". Harris & Associates. 1 February 2006. 
  9. ^ "Ocean View Hills School". Southland Technology. 
  10. ^ "School Spotlight: Ocean View Hills School". San Diego Union-Tribune. 14 February 2008. 

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