HORACE ENSIGN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

Go back
2000 CLIFF DR
NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92663
Visit this school's website
Phone: 949-515-6910
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Newport-mesa Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 28:1
  • Students/Grade: 565
  • Number Students: 1130
  • Number Teachers: 40
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6183
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 100
  • Principal: Ms Gloria Duncan
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (27 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (23 Reviews)
    Page 1 of 5
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-21
    "I would give it negative stars but it is not option. I went there and so did my kids. Some of the teachers are very responsive some are not. It is very hard to get EVERYONE on the same page. Some of the administration don't deal with children the correct way and just assume kid is lazy or bad rather than trying to understand what is going on especially one that needed special education and I had to get an advocate to get him tested. When I went the bullying problem was horrendous, and when my son went it was even worse. SOME of the administration don't know what to do with the problem and with the kids who are doing the bullying. The anti-bullying campaign they are using isn't working and they need to find another way to address the problem other than turning it on the victim or just blowing it off. The two worst years of my life were there and the two worst years so far of my son's life were there. You would think something had improved?"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-05
    "I hate going to Ensign. Eighth grade honors english is ridiculously pointless, because I am learning the same concepts as I did in seventh grade with Mrs. Cross, but in a worse and far more confusing way. Honors english teacher is unorganized and I notice she is often asking us "Is this helping you?" as if she thought of the lesson five minutes before class. I have a friend who once TA'd for her in a separate period from her own. She said that it was like a whole different class between the two (in the same day). Few good teachers, but some include Ms. Rain, Mr. Harrell, Mrs. Rush, Mrs. Cross, and a few more that I have heard about, but do not have myself. Very disappointed with atmosphere here. I myself fall victim of being too self obsessed at times but most white kids have psychological issues with being too confident in themselves. Programs developed to "end bullying" do not help atmosphere at all. In fact they just draw attention to a dying epidemic (I'm hesitant to even call it that) and waste students time. Renaissance program to reward good grades is not motivating at all. Most teachers either unenthusiastic or annoyingly overenthusiastic. I have hated my time here so much."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-25
    "The staff and teachers at Ensign are dedicated and very inventive. We like the Life Skills Class for 7th grade elective. The chior and all of the clubs are great too. Wonderful school. My daughter is doing very well at Ensign this year."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-03-04
    "My son has always done well in school however, math was an issue. While math is even harder this year, being in 7th grade, he is getting an A!!! In fact, he is excelling in every class. I love his teachers, they are attentive and challenging. So far, this school has been very good to my son."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-08-22
    "My child attended both 7th & 8th grade here. While the teachers were decent and some were great there is a huge bullying problem. In addition to the bullying issues the administration, on the whole, handles issues in a very unprofessional manner. I can't name names here, but you will quickly learn which VP is effective and humane and which is on a power trip. Sadly despite being in a wealthy area with financial resources this school is only average, largely do to it's poor social policies and not so much the intentions of the teachers."
    Page 1 of 5
    Community information and market data Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright ©2014 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. * Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 4.75% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit. Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers. Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.
    C21 Properties In this Area C21 Offices Serving this Area C21 Agents Serving this Area
    View Agents
    Thomas Bates
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­351.5715
    22342 Avenida Empresa
    Suite 155
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    Caroline Luebke Bryan
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­922.5290
    22342 Avenida Empresa
    Suite 155
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    June Radke
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­480.5200
    22342 Avenida Empresa
    Suite 155
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    Rosa Scalio of The Scalio Sales Team
    CENTURY 21 Masters
    909.­595.6697
    20803 Valley Boulevard
    Suite # 206
    Walnut, CA 91789
    Connie Somers
    CENTURY 21 Masters
    909.­595.6697
    20803 Valley Boulevard
    Suite # 206
    Walnut, CA 91789
    Helen Zhang
    CENTURY 21 Masters
    909.­680.9533
    20803 Valley Boulevard
    Suite # 206
    Walnut, CA 91789
    Mackenzie Martin
    CENTURY 21 At Tahoe Paradise
    530.­573.4665
    3141 Hwy 50, Suite A
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
    Edith Carpenter
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­480.5200
    22342 Avenida Empresa
    Suite 155
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    Daniel Eggen
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­697.0930
    22342 Avenida Empresa
    Suite 155
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    Lovie Murphy
    CENTURY 21 CARE
    909.­612.2163
    1081 South Grand Ave, Suite A
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765
    Deborah Lynn Adams
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­480.5200
    22342 Avenida Empresa
    Suite 155
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    Michael Farmer
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­480.5200
    22342 Avenida Empresa
    Suite 155
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    Doreen Hong
    CENTURY 21 CARE
    909.­861.2800
    1081 South Grand Ave, Suite A
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765
    Richard Harris
    CENTURY 21 Masters
    909.­525.7410
    20803 Valley Boulevard
    Suite # 206
    Walnut, CA 91789
    George De Laurentis
    CENTURY 21 At Tahoe Paradise
    530.­542.7690
    3141 Hwy 50, Suite A
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
    Gary Cho
    CENTURY 21 CARE
    909.­815.6055
    1081 South Grand Ave, Suite A
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765
    Marilyn Barnett
    CENTURY 21 Masters
    909.­595.6697
    20803 Valley Boulevard
    Suite # 206
    Walnut, CA 91789
    Brad Dorton
    CENTURY 21 At Tahoe Paradise
    775.­790.4325
    3141 Hwy 50, Suite A
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
    Maricela Quintanilla
    CENTURY 21 Masters
    909.­595.6697
    20803 Valley Boulevard
    Suite # 206
    Walnut, CA 91789
    Lynnette Richard
    CENTURY 21 Award
    949.­480.5200
    22342 Avenida Empresa
    Suite 155
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    Rashida Khambaty
    CENTURY 21 CARE
    909.­861.2800
    1081 South Grand Ave, Suite A
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765
    Erin Spicer
    CENTURY 21 At Tahoe Paradise
    530.­577.2100
    3141 Hwy 50, Suite A
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
    TERESA WANG
    CENTURY 21 CARE
    909.­861.2100
    1081 South Grand Ave, Suite A
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765
    Anna Wang
    CENTURY 21 CARE
    909.­861.2800
    1081 South Grand Ave, Suite A
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765