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Castille Elementary School
33122 Valle Rd, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Castille Elementary is known for its strong academics, with its 2010 Academics Performance Index reaching 902. In 2006,More Castille won a California Distinguished School award from the California Department of Education. Castille has a diverse population with 16 different languages spoken among the students. The school's motto this year is, "It's Cool to be Kind." The school mascot is the coyote.
Carl Hankey K - 8 School
27252 Nubles, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Carl Hankey is a kindergarten through eighth grade school. The middle schoolers are separated from the elementaryMore students. Carl Hankey offers an International Baccalaureate program which feeds into Capistrano Valley High School's IB program. Besides teaching the California standards, it also focuses on foreign language and technology. The program is self funded by parents and a grant from British Petroleum. The school mascot is the hawk. Carl Hankey, an orange rancher, was a school board member for many years and the unofficial weatherman in San Juan Capistrano. 
Newhart Middle School
25001 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Newhart Middle School offers many programs not common in this day and age. It has wood shop classes and a homeMore economics program, and its music program has been nationally recognized. Another program at Newhart helps new English speakers learn the language.

A product of the Capistrano Unified School District, and having attended San Juan Elementary, Marco Forster Middle School and graduating Capistrano Valley High School, Jeff Jones will begin his first year at Newhart as Principal in the 2010-11 year.

The school is able to use the city of Mission Viejo's nearby baseball, basketball and soccer fields for physical education. The school's mascot is the panther.

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