School of Residence: Please check the Del Mar Union School District School Locator to determine your school of residence. It is a quick reference guide to the streets included in the District's attendance area. Enter your complete address, city and zip code. You may also click anywhere on the map to find the school for that neighborhood. The elementary school within your attendance area will be listed. If two schools are listed that means the address is located in an Option Area.
District staff will contact you only if your child CANNOT be placed at your school of residence.
If you have specific questions regarding streets in the area or have a questions about whether or not a prospective house may be in the DMUSD boundary, please contact the District office at (858) 755-9301.
School Assignment: At certain times of the year, DMUSD schools may be at or near capacity. When that occurs, new students are assigned to another DMUSD school where space is available. For current information on a school's enrollment capacity, contact Student Services at 858-755-9301 ext. 3688. Every effort is made to place students at the school in their attendance area; however, due to the growth within the District in the last several years and the District's commitment to maintain balanced, low class sizes at all school sites, it has been necessary to establish district-wide school placement procedures. The placement of each student will be handled according to established Board approved priority designations and Board Policy/Administrative Regulations 5111, 5116, 5116.1. Students are placed at a school on a space available basis. It may not be possible to honor every request regarding school preference.
Residency Verification: If any District employee reasonably believes the parent/guardian of a student has provided false or unreliable evidence of residency, the District shall make reasonable efforts to determine if the student meets residency requirements. Reasonable efforts include, but are not limited to home visits and investigation by a private detective. Falsification of any information or documents, either written or verbal will result in revocation of enrollment.
What is an Option Area? An Option Area is a designated area within the attendance boundaries of a specific school site. Families that reside in an Option Area will have the "option" to choose an alternate designated school rather than the school they are zoned for. Admittance to the schools is based on available space. Once approved, a student enrolled in an option area school will have resident status and may remain enrolled at the school through 6th grade (or as long as the student lives in the DMUSD boundary). The District will make every attempt to place children in one of the two option area schools; however, if both schools are at capacity, a family may request their child be placed at any DMUSD school that has space available. The DMUSD School Locator above will help you determine the area within which you live. Please note that the School Locator does not specify which school is the school of residence and which is the option area school. Download Option Area Request Form. Option area forms are also available at school or the District office. District staff will contact you via email in mid-August after your application has been reviewed.
Current Option Areas are as follows: