Learn More about the Schools of North San Diego County
The thought of living somewhere in North County kind of sells itself, right? The weather is perfect. There are jobs in some of the sectors with the most positive growth outlook including tech and healthcare. The cities that make up northern San Diego County are definitely attractive to buyers of every lifestyle.
But, there is one important detail that should interest families with children or young couples looking to start a family and that’s the quality of the schools in a neighborhood. Families just like your own often cite the school system as a major deciding factor when selecting where they want to call home. According to the 2014 National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, nearly 30% of home buyers felt that school quality was of utmost importance. 22% cited proximity to a school as a key deciding factor.
If you have school aged children or are planning to have kids, you probably count yourself amongst those numbers. After all, every aspect of a home is an investment. It’s not just about property value. You also want to set your children up for success by providing them every advantage you can. A good school system accomplishes that. Let’s look at the school districts that would be of interest to families looking to buy real estate in North County.
Primary and Secondary School Districts
North County is made up of many different school districts and vary depending on the age of your children. Some only have elementary and junior high, with high schools in neighboring districts. Larger municipalities have schools at every level. Here are some of the major primary and secondary school districts in North County:
Cardiff School District
Cardiff School District is relatively small, serving the city of Cardiff. Grades kindergarten through sixth grade are served by the two schools that make up the district. They are Cardiff Elementary (grade K-3) and Ada Harris Elementary (grade 3-6). An elected five member board of trustees manages Cardiff School District.
Carlsbad Unified School District
This district, in comparison, is large and serves the city of Carlsbad. It consists of the elementary schools Aviara Oaks, Buena Vista, Calavera Hills, Hope, Jefferson, Kelly, Magnolia, Pacific Rim, and Pointsettia. Middle schools include Aviara Oaks Middle School, Calavera Hills Middle School, and Valley Middle School. High schools serving the area include Carlsbad High School, and Sage Creek High School.
Escondido Union School District
Again, there are no high schools in this particular district but there are plenty of elementary schools to choose from as well as a few middle schools. The middle schools in the area are Bear Valley, Del Dios, Hidden Valley, Mission and Rincon. Escondido is home to a whopping seventeen elementary schools including Bernando, Central, Conway, Farr Avenue, Felicita, Glen View, Juniper, Lincoln, L.R. Green, Miller, North Broadway, Oak Hill, Orange Glen, Pioneer, Reidy Creek, Rock Springs, and Rose.
San Marcos Unified School District
San Marcos Unified School District is a larger district, serving many different neighorhoods. Its elementary schools include Alvin Dunn, Carrillo, Discovery, Double Peak, Joli Ann, Knob Hill, La Costa Meadows, Paloma, Richland, San Elijo, San Marcos, and Woodland Park Middle School. High schools include Foothills, San Marcos High, Mission Hills High, and Twin Oaks High.
College and University
Education doesn’t stop at age 18 and you as a home buyer may be interested not just in your children’s education but also your own continuing education. There are a few colleges that call North County proper home. They provide a quality continuing education to help in the advancement or beginning of a career.
California State Universty, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos is part of the larger California State University system that is made up of 23 campuses. This particular location has been serving San Marcos since 1990 and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees.
Palomar College is a community college located in San Marcos as well, though it has six satellite locations all across North County. These locations include Camo Pendleton, Mt. Carmel High School, Fallbrook High School, the Pauma Indian Reservation, and Ramona High School.
MiraCosta College is another community college, this one located in Oceanside. It has two smaller satellite locations. One is in Cardiff-by-the-Sea and the other is also in Oceanside inside the Community Learning Center on Mission Avenue.
North County is home to a wide variety of school districts at every level to serve its communities well. If you’re looking to call a city in North County home, this list of school districts should help you when making a decision. There is something for everyone in North County. Looking to buy a home soon? Contact us today.
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