Principal's Message

Welcome to the home of the Melinda Heights Mountain Lions, where our school has served the Rancho Santa Margarita community for 20 years and is one of the top elementary schools in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. We are honored to serve approximately 1000 Kindergarten-6th grade, highly motivated students who are challenged daily in a rigorous and innovative 21st Century learning environment. The school is proud of its neighborhood feel, where parents play an integral part in the education of their children. Stepping on to our attractive and well maintained campus, you cannot help but catch our highly contagious, "Power of the Paw."

Students at Melinda Heights ROAR each and every day! Our acronym "ROAR" is new this year, as our entire staff aims to promote positive behavior expectations on our campus.  Our Mountain Lions are:


Own their Choices

Act with Integrity &


At Melinda Heights, we are committed to driving our community forward, where our staff, students, and families take seriously our calling to raise up the next generation of global citizens. We maintain the expectation of excellence for all students, while at the same time providing a nurturing environment where we grow lifelong learners.

Please come visit us at Melinda Heights. We welcome parents and community members to spent time on our marvelous campus and see what it means to ROAR!

Go Mountain Lions!

Kathy Martin, Principal


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