All About The Poway Unified School District

Established in 1962, Poway Unified School District (PUSD) has built an impressive reputation for itself over the last five decades. Many families choose to move to the Poway area to be within this stellar school district. If you’re new to San Diego or are just searching for a great public school district, we’ve compiled a summary of everything you need to know about PUSD and why you may want to enroll your kids in the district.

About Poway Unified School District

PUSD is the third largest school district in San Diego County and twenty-first largest in California. PUSD serves approximately 35,500 students! Aside from its traditional public education program, PUSD also offers preschool, before and after school programs, alternative education, and more.

The school district serves kids living in Poway, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Torrey Highlands, Rancho Peñasquitos, Sabre Springs, Del Sur, and 4S Ranch. Click here to check out the current district map. Please be aware that the boundaries can and do shift. Before you buy a home in the area, make sure to double-check the address by clicking here to make sure your prospective new home is actually assigned to schools within the Poway Unified School District! 

Why Poway Unified School District

PUSD has an outstanding reputation for academics! Over the years the district has collected many awards and honors. PUSD was named a California Exemplary School District in 2019 and many teachers and administrators have been nominated for prestigious awards. Most recently, sixteen PUSD Schools were named to California’s 2019 Honor Roll! The California Honor Roll recognizes schools and school districts that have demonstrated consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement, and a reduction in achievement gaps among the students. Click here to read the full press release.

PUSD’s goal is to prepare their students for college and beyond. They have high expectations for their students and their staff. As it says in their mission statement: “We hire, retain, and support the highest quality staff from diverse backgrounds to ensure our students’ learning.” Parents can rest assured that their children are being encouraged and supported to excel both inside and outside the classroom by some of the best and most caring educators!

Schools Within Poway Unified School District

There are thirty-eight schools in the Poway Unified School District: twenty-five elementary schools, one middle/ elementary school combination, six middle schools, one continuation high school, five high schools, and one adult school. Schools of note include Painted Rock Elementary, Adobe Bluffs Elementary, Westview High School, Design39Campus, Park Village Elementary, Poway High School, and Del Norte High School. Click here to see all the schools located within the Poway Unified School District.

Whether you are just starting your family or you have several school-aged children, PUSD might be the perfect fit! If you’re thinking of making a move, give us a call. We live locally in Poway, have sent our children through PUSD schools, and have over fifty years of combined experience in real estate. Give us a call today at (858) 748-8002 or click here to start your home search!


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All About The Poway Unified School District

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