Escondido union school district

2310 Aldergrove Avenue • Escondido, CA 92029 • 760.432.2400









Inside EUSD


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  • 14 August Board meeting, 7:00 p.m., Carilyn Gilbert Education Center. Agenda (PDF

Raising funds to support innovative learning in Escondido's K-8 public schools. Click here.

EEF Many Hands Video






Escondido Union School District Goes Green!

In the past, our schools sent home loads of flyers in students’ backpacks. As part of our efforts to be more environmentally friendly and to embrace innovative technology, we are moving from paper to a digital flyer delivery. Effective October 24, 2013, eflyers will be sent directly to parents’ email inboxes as well as posted on school websites for easy access. All flyers may be accessed by clicking on the  logo.

Every year, our schools will save tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. In addition, paperless delivery of school flyers removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.

School-approved eflyers will keep you informed about upcoming school activities, programs, and events. And our children's backpacks will be a little bit lighter!

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Dr. Ibarra


Dr. Luis A. Rankins-Ibarra

After a nationwide search, the Escondido Union School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Luis A. Rankins-Ibarra as its next Superintendent. The position became vacant after longtime Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Walters announced her retirement earlier this year.


After a four-month search, Dr. Ibarra rose to the top, bringing with him a wealth of expertise as a teacher, a principal and district level administrator. His wide range of experiences have helped him oversee the daily operations of large urban school districts, including serving as an Associate Superintendent of Business and Finance, and Associate Superintendent of Human Resources for the Oceanside Unified School District since 2001.


EUSD Board President Marty Hranek commented, "During our community visit last week, people who have worked with him over the last 13 years in Oceanside described him using such words as "respect," "integrity," "team-player," and "student-centered."  Dr. Ibarra embodies those qualities which are so critical in leading a district and community forward." 


Dr. Ibarra will begin his tenure on July 1, 2014.  “I believe my personal and professional experiences will be a solid fit with the mission and goals of the Escondido Union School District.”


Overseeing finances for the OUSD, Dr. Ibarra was responsible for the management of all business-related functions, including managing the district’s $195 million bond construction program. Under his leadership, the district modernized ten school site projects, all on-time and within budget.


Dr. Ibarra completed his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of California, San Diego and California State University, San Marcos in 2008. He earned his Master’s in Educational Administration from Azusa Pacific University in 1995, and finished his undergraduate studies with a BA in Liberal Arts from California State University, San Bernardino in 1990.


“I have been blessed to experience the benefits of public education, first as a student learning English and academics simultaneously, and later as a teacher, a school site leader, and now as Escondido’s proud new superintendent. We continue our important work-to provide the best learning experiences to Escondido’s children.”


The EUSD Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) Annual Notice has been updated, effective 12/04/13. Please view the updated notice in Attachment 7 of the Rights and Responsibilities Guide, which can be found here: English | Español

Greetings Community Members and Parents,
We welcome you to the Escondido Union School District’s website. Our 23 elementary and middle schools within Escondido proudly serve preschool through eighth-grade students.  This 2013-2014 school year promises a continued partnership with our children, our employees and you to ensure universal student achievement and excellence in our public schools.

In spring of 2013, the district adopted focus goals that define the school district’s priorities for the next two years.  Click here. This will be how we continue to define and achieve excellence in our public schools.

One example of our excellence is found in this video, depicting North Broadway School students and their science education program.  The video was part of the school’s successful spring campaign to win a $10,000 grant to forward their schoolwide science labs. Each of Escondido Union’s schools has strong educational programs which support students’ personalized learning levels and innovative learning. We encourage all community members to visit our schools. Tours can be arranged with our Escondido Education Foundation.  See you at our schools!

Thank you for your partnership,
Escondido Union School Board
Jennifer Walters, Ed.D., Superintendent

School Choice 2014-2015 Application Process

Application Notification will be mailed home the week of November 4th-November 8th.

School Choice Application Window will be from November 12th-December 13th.

School Choice Lottery will be taking place by January 31st.

School Choice Status Notification will be taking place by February 28th.


School Choice Documents and Forms

EUSD Summary of EIA Funding by School Site
Final Fiscal Data for 2011-12

Final Fiscal Data for 2012-13

Top Stories

Friday, June 6th, was the sixth annual Escondido Youth Media Festival, held at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. You can read all about the event on this blog post. You can view all the category winners here.

EUSD's Project LIVE teachers were well represented at the 13th Annual iVIE Awards held at the San Diego Civic Center on Tuesday, May 6. Those teachers received 20 nominations in 9 separrate categories. They received 5 awards along with another 7 Special Recognition Awards. One of those awards was the Grand Recognition Award for Middle School from Mission Middle School's Tamara Whitney. You can view the winners on the Project LIVE Hall of Fame page.

Bear Valley Middle School Career Day –  April 8, 2014

Bear Valley eighth grade students participated in the annual Career Day on campus April 8, 2014. Career Day is an annual activity organized by      Bear Valley School Counselors and Escondido COMPACT.

In March prior to Career Day, students participated in Career Week where they explored their interests, various career clusters, and the pathways to help them reach their goals in preparing for their future. Based on this information, students selected the presentations to attend for Career Day

This year’s speakers from the community included:  Nursing, Law Enforcement, Musician, F.B.I., Artist, Engineering, Fire Fighter/Medic, Graphic Arts, Internet Blogger, Landscape Contractor, Social Services, and NJROTC. Students were able to interact with the presenters and gain further information about their career interests.

Focus Goals

EUSD Focus Goals (PDF; English and Spanish)




Begins with me On August 17, 2011, many district staff met at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido for an inspiring open to the new school year. Central was the underlying message: It Begins with Me. To see a glimpse of that morning and idea, watch this movie.

School Choice 2014-2015 Application Process

Application Notification will be mailed home the week of November 4th-November 8th.

School Choice Application Window will be from November 12th-December 13th.

School Choice Lottery will be taking place by January 31st.

School Choice Status Notification will be taking place by February 28th.


School Choice Documents and Forms

Job Openings

EUSD Employee Wellness: GOT HEALTH!
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EUSD Special Education Review Report

Assistance League
Boys and Girls Club
CARE Youth
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