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Ensign Intermediate School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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    Promotion Ceremony Live Stream Link

    8th grade Class of 2023 promotion ceremony will be live streamed on YouTube from Davidson Field at Newport Harbor High School.

    Live streams will be activated 15 minutes before the ceremony.

    Ensign Promotion

    Ceremonia de Promoción en vivo por medio de enlace (Live Stream).

    La ceremonia de promoción de 8o grado de 2023 será transmitida en vivo en YouTube desde Davidson Field en Newport Harbor High School.

    Las transmisiones en vivo se activarán 15 minutos antes de la ceremonia.

    Ensign Promotion Espanol



    Final Days of School
    Date Event
    June 1 Yearbook distribution - through SSR class
    June 5-8 Early dismissal every day (follow the Wednesday bell schedule)
    June 5 8th grade - Knott's Berry Farm field trip
    (report to first period, depart Ensign second period - return to Ensign around 7 PM)
    June 6 8th grade - promotion gown pick-up (through science class)
    8th grade - promotion practice and information meeting (through PE class)
    June 7 Promotion @ NHHS Davidson Field, 4:30 PM
    June 8 8th grade - gown return/certificate pick-up during first period
    8th grade brunch - second and third periods


    Promotion Information

    Save the date for 2023 s promotion

    Promotion Save the Date  Spanish

    Summer Bridge Information

    Summer bridge informationSummer bridge information  Spanish

    Welcome to Ensign!


    Need to Talk?

    We've got your back.

    Need to talk?

    Podemos Apoyarte

    Need to talk Spanish poster


    Jennie Alvarez (8th Grade)
    Tracie Cagen (7th Grade)

    School Psychologists:
    Veronique McCarthy or Gabby Campbell

    Heidi McDowell, Bonnie Hinton, or Samantha Payne

    Frank Gamboa, Greg Reynolds, or Officer Adam Gilbert

    In case of an emergency, please contact an administrator or any adult on campus. All staff can be reached through Schoology.


    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.