An emphasis on education is one of the primary reasons why people choose to move to Del Sur. Del Sur Elementary and Del Norte High School are both located in the community and are the top rated schools in the highly acclaimed Poway Unified School District (PUSD)—one of the finest districts in the state.

Being situated in the center of the community enables Del Sur Elementary School students to walk to class while their parents can remain actively involved in the education process. This technologically progressive school strives to inspire global citizens while also exploring the richness of the past.

15665 Paseo Del Sur, San Diego, CA 92127
Principal: Doug Johnson call to schedule a tour
Grades: K-5

Located three miles east of Del Sur, Oak Valley Middle School is an example of a successful parent/teacher/student partnership and continues to set the standard of excellence in the acclaimed Poway Unified School District.

  • #2 Middle School in the Poway Unified School District*
  • 922 out of 1,000 Growth Academic Performance Index (API) Score*
  • 10 out of 10 in Statewide rankings*
  • ArtCorps Program and Science Olympiad Team
  • Oak Valley Middle School Band and Orchestra

16055 Winecreek Road
San Diego, CA 92127

Principal: Sonya Wrisley
Grades- 6-8

*Based on 2013 API scores

Del Norte High School, located on the border of Del Sur, opened its doors to new students in August 2009. This Poway Unified District school handpicked some of the best teachers from various Poway schools.

  • #1 High School in the Poway Unified School District Based on 2013 API Scores
  • 881 out of 1,000 Growth Academic Performance Index (API) Score
  • 10 out of 10 in Statewide rankings*
  • $105 million state-of-the-art facility with sciences labs, athletic facilities including a pool and tennis courts, performing arts center and more.

16601 Nighthawk Ln.
San Diego, CA 92127

Principal: Greg Mizel
Grades: 9-12

Now Open!

Design39Campus, a new K-8 school in the celebrated Poway Unified District, is now open. Located in Del Sur, the school has 156,000 square feet of learning space with 56 teaching stations, a gym/pavilion, an ampitheater, a fitness trail and more. In designing the school, the architectural team concentrated on flexibility of space, use of natural light and technology. Covering 22 acres, the campus can accommodate 1,500 students.

  • Multi-level student mains street displays student learning.
  • School was built utilizing LEED and CHPS standards.
  • By design, the campus encourages and promotes environmental awareness.

17050 Del Sur Ridge, San Diego, CA 92127
Principal: Sonya Wrisley
Grades: K-8


If your young scholars are entering college or if you’re looking to go back to school yourself, some of the nation’s best colleges and universities are located right here within San Diego County. Learn more about each school and see their locations on our area map »

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
17 miles from Del Sur

San Diego State University (SDSU)
24 miles from Del Sur

University of San Diego (USD)
23 miles from Del Sur

MiraCosta College
13 miles from Del Sur

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM)
18 miles from Del Sur

San Diego Mesa College
21 miles from Del Sur

The fun continues all day long.

After school lets out for the afternoon, the fun, learning and friendships don’t stop.

  • ESS: Kids enjoy special activities, crafts and sports.
  • Oak Valley Middle School afternoon enrichment: Activities such as tennis and Word Masters.
  • Boys and Girls Club of 4S Ranch: Activities including a cooking club, intramural sports such as flag football, 3-on-3 basketball and indoor soccer.
  • Rancho YMCA: Youth sports classes and leagues, summer camps and family walking clubs.