Best Schools in the Area

As a family-oriented community, providing quality education for San Elijo Hills’ youngest residents is a top priority. The community itself is home to 3 schools––an elementary school, a middle school, and a K-8 school–– in addition to being in close proximity to a number of other schools in San Marcos and the surrounding area. For families with children, access to award-winning schools in and around the community is just one of the things that makes San Elijo Hills an ideal place to live.

About San Marcos Unified School District

As part of the city of San Marcos, the community of San Elijo Hills is served by the San Marcos Unified School District. Its 19 schools provide education for over 20,000 students in San Marcos, Carlsbad, Vista, Escondido, and other parts of North San Diego County. The Promise, an academic partnership agreement between the San Marcos Unified School District and California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), focuses on preparing students for college, providing means and opportunities for all students to attend college, and also guarantees admission for San Marcos Unified School District students to CSUSM.

Schools in the San Marcos
Unified School District

San Marcos Unified School District’s 20 schools consist of:

  • 11 Elementary Schools
  • 1 K-8 School
  • 3 Middle Schools
  • 4 High Schools
  • 2 Comprehensive High Schools
  • 1 Continuation High School
  • 1 Independent Study High School
  • 1 Charter School
  • 1 Adult Education School

Schools in San Elijo Hills and San Marcos:
At a Glance

Several local schools can be found within San Elijo Hills while a number of others are located nearby in San Marcos. Attendance boundaries for public schools are determined by the San Marcos Unified School District.

Local Schools in the San Marcos Unified School District Include:

  • Double Peak K-8 School (San Elijo Hills)
  • Mission Hills High School (San Marcos)
  • San Elijo Elementary School (San Elijo Hills)
  • San Elijo Middle School (San Elijo Hills)
  • San Marcos High School (San Marcos)

Other Nearby Schools Include:

Preschools and Kindergartens

  • Pacific Preschool & Kindergarten (San Elijo Hills)
  • Raggedy Ann & Andy Preschoolers Program (San Elijo Hills & San Marcos)

Colleges and Universities

  • California State University San Marcos (San Marcos)
  • Palomar College (San Marcos)
  • MiraCosta College (Oceanside)

Double Peak School

Just off of San Elijo Road at the eastern edge of San Elijo Hills is Double Peak School – a K-8 school that provides an educational curriculum emphasizing music, art, and innovation for roughly 1,000 students.

San Elijo Middle School

San Elijo Middle School is an award-winning middle school located San Elijo Hills. Opened in 2004, San Elijo Middle School holds the honor of being a California Distinguished School for its high academic performance.

Local Colleges

In addition to California State University San Marcos, Palomar College and MiraCosta College are community colleges that provide a variety of higher education courses and services to San Elijo Hills residents and the surrounding region.

Other Schools in the Area

Other schools nearby include a number of private, parochial, and charter schools around San Marcos and the surrounding North San Diego County area.

San Elijo Elementary School

The most local of elementary schools, San Elijo Elementary School opened in 2006 and today has an enrollment of about 1500 students. It shares a 30-acre campus with San Elijo Middle School right in the heart of San Elijo Hills.

Mission Hills High School

Mission Hills High School is one of the newer high schools in San Diego County and opened in August, 2004. It is nestled amongst the hills in the beautiful and fast-growing City of San Marcos, approximately thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.

California State University San Marcos

Just a 5-minute drive from San Elijo Hills, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) offers students a high-quality education with 62 Bachelor’s degree programs, 15 master’s degree programs, an Ed.D. program, and teaching credentials in 13 different fields.

Pacific Preschool & Kindergarten

Pacific Preschool & Kindergarten is located in the heart of San Elijo Hills on Elfin Forest Road with a curriculum centered around providing a program for early child development and education.

Raggedy Ann & Andy Preschoolers Program

Raggedy Ann & Andy Preschoolers offers classes for children ages 3-5 and is focused on teaching socialization skills as well as introducing academic concepts.

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