Poway Unified School District

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PUSD District Office

Welcome to the Poway Unified School District! We are a national leader in K-12 public education. The Poway Unified School District is located in northern San Diego County, California. PUSD operates 41 schools located in the cities of San Diego and Poway: 25 elementary schools (TK-5), two elementary & middle school combination (TK-8th), six middle schools (6-8), one continuation high school, five comprehensive high schools (9-12), one middle college and one adult school. We serve over 35,000 students and our District is the third largest school district in San Diego County. 

District Snapshot
Established 1962
Geographical Size 100 sq. mi.
Number of Schools (2022-23) 41
Number of Students (2021-22)    35,190 
Size in San Diego County 3rd largest 
Size in California 21st largest   
Number of Regular Employees 4,270
Languages Spoken 90
General Fund Budget (2021-22) $468 million
Students Served, 2021-2022
TK-12 35,190  
Adult Education 8,166
Career Technical Education (2021-22)                8,281        

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PUSD Mission and Vision Statements

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

Annual Notification of Parents’/Students’ Rights English  Spanish | Professional Standards

Annual Notification of Employees’ Rights  |  Uniform Complaint Notification & Williams Procedure

POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT | 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128 | (858) 521-2800