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Back Bay High School

Preschool | Grades 10-12 | Newport-Mesa Unified
390 Monte Vista Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 515-6900

About This School

Back Bay High School is located in Costa Mesa, CA and is one of 7 high schools in Newport-mesa Unified School District. It is a alt. school that serves 148 students in grades 10-12.

Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Back Bay High School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Back Bay High School had an API growth score of 571 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Back Bay High School's 2012 base score was 595 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Back Bay High School had 8 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

34% 66%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

per student
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Back Bay High School Reviews

By a Current Student on

That was my school.   The teachers were great, understanding, and that's what most teenagers need most times.  Glad and proud to be a graduate!

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