The Encinitas Union School District serves the city of Encinitas and the Rancho La Costa area of south Carlsbad in North San Diego County. Approximately 5,400 students in Kindergarten through 6th grade are enrolled in the District's nine schools. All of our district's schools have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools and La Costa Heights, Mission Estancia, Olivenhain Pioneer and Park Dale Lane have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools. The District serves a diverse and varied community. The student population is approximately 15% Hispanic, 3% Asian, 80% Caucasian, and 3% other minorities.
Both school districts serving the city of Encinitas and the Rancho La Costa area of south Carlsbad (Encinitas Union School District, San Dieguito Union High School District) consistently rate high in the state and county for their student acheivement and supplemental programs. Scores on the state's standardized tests place these districts far above the county and state average in all subjects.
Encinitas' school history of recognition for outstanding schools is a tribute to the efforts of the Encinitas staff, students, community participants, and parents who are actively involved with the schools.
The Encinitas Union School District is committed to increasing the opportunities for our K-6 teachers and students to work collaboratively with parents and community members in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the arts.