SDUHSD serves students from five elementary school districts in North County: Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff, Solana Beach, and Del Mar. Students from those districts matriculate through our middle schools and high schools, with the exception of those from the Rancho Santa Fe School District, who begin here as freshmen.
Booming population growth and demographic diversity have characterized the North County and SDUHSD in the past 15 years. Families from all parts of the world are attracted to our inviting climate and exceptional learning institutions, enriching our schools with a wide variety of languages and cultural backgrounds. From surfers to scientists, from beach cottages to high tech towers, this district represents a broad range on the socio-economic spectrum.
Many parents are employed at such neighboring institutions as the University of California, San Diego, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, nearby biotechnology firms in Sorrento Valley, and high tech giants like Qualcomm, all of which influence the high standards of education and expectation at San Dieguito.