Murphy Canyon, Point Loma and Bay View Area
The San Diego Unified School District is the eighth-largest urban school district in the country and provides a variety of educational programs and options for students in kindergarten through high school. The district serves most of the metropolitan area within the city limits of San Diego.
Parents also have the option to send their children to schools outside the neighborhood by enrolling eligible students in the district’s magnet programs or the School Choice Program. Magnet programs in 45 schools offer specialized curriculum the district cannot afford to provide in all schools. Programs range from a strong emphasis on science, math and computers to creative and performing arts, from foreign language to Montessori.
The School Choice Program provides enrollment options for students who reside within the district boundaries and who wish to attend a school other than the school of residence. Although some schools in the district are operating at capacity and cannot accept SCP students, others have space available for interested families. The district does not provide transportation for this program.
The district also operates an extensive program for students with exceptional needs, including programs for academically gifted students and programs for students with special needs. For more information, visit www.sandiegounified.org
Coronado Unified, South Bay and Imperial Beach
Coronado Unified School District is comprised of about 3,100 students spread across five schools: Coronado High School, Palm Academy, Coronado Middle School, Silver Strand Elementary and Village Elementary. There is also a preschool program for 3- to 4-year-olds, as well as adult education classes. For more information, visit www.coronadousd.net.
South Bay Union School District is an elementary (pre-K and up) school district. The district is comprised of nine K-6 schools, two charter schools and one preschool. South Bay Union School District feeds into Sweetwater Union High School District. The Sweetwater Union High School District consists of 32 campuses and encompasses Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, National City, San Ysidro and South San Diego.
The East County of San Diego is comprised of the Lemon Grove School District, La Mesa Spring Valley School District, Lakeside Union School District, Santee School District and Cajon Valley Union School District. These five independent school districts, which consist of 74 elementary and middle school sites, provide academic instruction to students in pre-K through eighth grade. Students attending high school enroll in the Grossmont Union High School District. The Grossmont Union High School District consists of nine comprehensive high schools, two charter schools, one continuation high school, two alternative education sites, four special education facilities, a middle college high school program, a Regional Occupational Program (ROP) and an adult education program.
Chula Vista Elementary School District consists of 45 schools to include five dependent charter schools and two independent charter schools. National City School District consists of 11 schools that provide instruction to students in pre-K through sixth grade. Both the Chula Vista Elementary and National City School districts’ students attend middle school and high school in the Sweetwater Union High School District. The Sweetwater Union High School District consists of 32 campuses and encompasses Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, National City, San Ysidro and South San Diego.
Online Area School Information
• San Diego County Office of Education: www.sdcoe.net
• Great Schools: www.greatschools.org
• School Wise Press: www.schoolwisepress.com
• California Education Data Partnership: www.ed-data.k12.ca.us
• California Association of Independent Schools: www.caisca.org
• Military Youth on the Move: http://public.militaryonesource.mil/family-and-relationships/military-youth-on-the-move
• Military Child Education Coalition: www.militarychild.org
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/navy.school.liasion.officer
• Tutor.com: www.tutor.com/military
(free for military families)