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Front of Sonora Elementary with students walking outside

Sonora School is the hidden gem in the Mesa del Mar community of Costa Mesa.  The school's mission of creating a school that accepts no limits to the academic success of ALL students serves as the foundation for everything that we believe in. We hold high expectations and offer students opportunities to excel in the classroom and through outside experiences.

We continue to add college symbolism and character traits around our campus to promote college readiness and success in career and life. We are committed to continually improving our programs and practices in order to prepare all students for college and the work place.  

Sonora Elementary School was named a California Distinguished School in 2002, 2008 and 2017. We also received recognition as a Title I Achieving School in 2008 and 2016. These are two prestigious awards that recognize our school's excellence. Sonora also received the California Gold Ribbon Award and the Exemplary Arts Award in 2016.

The students at Sonora Elementary School consistently acquire the knowledge, skills, habits, and attributes needed to be successful in middle school, high school, college, and the work place.

Sonora Mission

The mission of Sonora School is: "The Sonora Staff, Students, and Parents are committed to creating a school that accepts no limits to the success of ALL students." Our Character Counts Program has six traits that are focused on each month:

  • Trustworthiness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Fairness
  • Caring
  • Citizenship

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