Award Year: 2014

Huntington Seacliff Elementary School

6701 Garfield Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA, 92648-1510

(714) 841-7081

Mrs. Ann Sullivan, Principal at time of Nomination

Huntington Beach City Elementary

School Website


At Huntington Seacliff Elementary School, we empower each other to create, communicate, collaborate, and think critically in a technology-rich environment.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 56%
  • Hispanic: 12%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 20%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 9%
  • ELL: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Fifth grade students during their Walk Through the Revolution.

Fifth grade students during their "Walk Through the Revolution."

The enthusiasm and commitment of "Building a Community of Learners" to make a difference for each child, that accompanied the opening of Huntington Seacliff-Sea Stars in 1999, continues to be part of our school culture today. We embrace a diverse population of nearly 700 students. The high value placed on education is evidenced by a phenomenal degree of parental involvement; volunteers contribute over 25,000 hours annually. Seacliff’s classrooms surround shared learning corridors that are each designed with networked computer stations. The open architecture of the corridors facilitates building capacity as both teachers and students learn from each other. Our state-of-the art library media center serves as the resource and technology "heart" of the school. In addition to being well equipped to "bring students to technology," we now "bring technology to the student" with our dynamic iEngage 1:1 iPad program. We judge our effectiveness by results. Seacliff’s Academic Progress Index has grown from 880 to 969 in the past seven years, and continues to meet Adequate Yearly Progress in all areas and subgroups. The staff serves as a model for instructional leadership. Collaboration and innovation are the hallmark characteristics of Seacliff’s approach to instructional practice, professional development, and the related impact on student learning, achievement outcomes, and continual improvement efforts. The adults model themselves as a Professional Learning Community and routinely share instructional methods, standards-aligned curriculum resources, and conduct observations and coaching sessions in colleagues’ classrooms to demonstrate and model best instructional practices, as illustrated in the implementation of our signature mathematics program.