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Ensign Intermediate School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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    School Closure | Distance Learning: Updated 6/3/2020

    NMUSD schools are currently closed.

    Our district will continue with Distance Learning through the 2019/2020 school year and schools will not physically re-open until further notice.

    Learn More -  School Closure - Distance Learning Webpage (updated 6/3/2020)


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    Distance Learning Information

    First Day of Instruction Begins Wednesday, March 25th.

    Updates and Schedules for Ensign's Distance Learning are posted here!

    NMUSD Distance Learning Support Site

    Incoming Seventh Grade ASB Application

    If you are currently a sixth grade student, and you are interested in applying for the Ensign ASB class, please click the application link below. Remember, if selected for ASB, this will be your elective class. The deadline to apply is May 15th at 4:00 P.M. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Charron at lcharron@nmusd.us

    Incoming Seventh Grade ASB Application 

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    Ensign Intermediate School

    About Us

    Ensign Intermediate School was built in 1949. It is named after Horace Ensign, the district's first principal-teacher in 1919. Our school mascot is the Seabees. Much like the Navy's Seabees, we, too, are dedicated to constructing the foundation necessary to ensure democracy. The school is located at 2000 Cliff Drive within the city of Newport Beach and serves seventh and eighth graders. Approximately 1,200 students attend our school and are evenly distributed between the two grade levels.

    Ensign students come from a variety of public and private elementary schools from both Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Newport Elementary on the Balboa Peninsula, Newport Heights Elementary in Newport Heights, and Mariners Elementary in Newport Beach feed Ensign from the city of Newport Beach, while Kaiser, Rea, and Whittier Elementary schools send students from their Costa Mesa locations. Collectively, our feeder schools provide Ensign with a rich and diverse student population. Eventually, our students will make their way to Newport Harbor High School.

    Coursework includes the core classes mathematics, history, language arts, science and physical education. Honors courses in language arts and mathematics are available. Both enrichment and intervention programs support the needs of students across the academic spectrum. To enrich our academic programs, we have a number of extracurricular programs including 23 clubs, year-round athletic opportunities, and a wide variety of elective offerings.

    Ensign values the use of cutting edge technology to enhance student learning. Classrooms contain Smartboards, document cameras, and short-throw projectors to enhance teaching. In addition, each student is issued a Chromebook for the school year to utilize for all academic needs. The 1:1 ratio of students to Chromebooks allows our teaching staff to incorporate technology learning accelerators into daily instruction.