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School Boundary Information
School Boundary Information
On June 30, 2021, the Governing Board of Trustees approved new school boundaries that include Pacific Sky School, which is anticipated to open to students in August 2022. Click here to view the revised boundary map. These new boundaries make changes to some addresses that are currently zoned to attend Ashley Falls School, Carmel Del Mar School, or Sycamore Ridge School. Click here for a list of all streets with boundary changes.
The Del Mar Union School District School Locator is published for your convenience. It is a quick reference guide to the streets included in the District's attendance area. Enter your complete address, city and zip code and "Enter." If your address is within the district boundaries, the locator will show you your school of residence. Only the elementary school within your attendance area will be listed. If two schools are listed that means the address is in an Option Area.
Please note: Every effort is made to place students at the school in their attendance area; however, due to the growth within DMUSD in the last several years and the District’s commitment to maintain balanced, low class sizes at all school sites, we must inform you that students are placed at a school on a space available basis. If you have specific questions regarding streets in the area or have a question about whether or not a prospective house may be in DMUSD please contact the District Office at (858) 755-9301.
Flexible Option Areas
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: