San Diego Unified School District

San Diego Unified School District encompasses approximately 208 square miles, running north to the Mira Mesa and Scripps Ranch neighborhoods; east to San Carlos and Lake Murray neighborhoods; south to Bay Terraces, Paradise Hills and Logan Heights neighborhoods; and serving the coastal neighborhoods from Point Loma to La Jolla. Student population (along with other factors) is used to determine school boundary areas, and periodically, these boundary areas are studied and redrawn in order to relieve overcrowding or streamline feeder patterns.

Please note that San Diego Unified School District DOES NOT cover all of the City of San Diego. See below for areas of the City of San Diego that are outside of our district.
 
San Diego Unified serves the following zip codes in their entirety: 92037, 92093, 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92111, 92113, 92116, 92117, 92119, 92120, 92122, 92123, 92126, 92134, 92139, 92140, 92161, and 92182.
 
San Diego Unified serves varying portions of the following zip codes: 91942, 91945, 91977, 92114, 92115, 92121, 92124, 92129, 92131, 92136, and 92145.
 
San Diego Unified serves just a few addresses in the cities of La Mesa and Lemon Grove. Click here for a list of these addresses. All other addresses in the cities of La Mesa and Lemon Grove are served by the La Mesa-Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, or Grossmont Union School Districts.
 
San Diego Unified also serves a small unincorporated area between the San Diego city line, Paradise Valley Road, S. Worthington Street and the South Bay Parkway. Click here for a list of the streets in the unincorporated area that are within the District. All other addresses in unincorporated areas are served by other school districts.
 
Click here for a printable PDF of the general boundary map shown below. The yellow area is within San Diego Unified. The white area is outside of the district.

District Boundary Map

Areas Outside San Diego Unified

Note that the San Diego Unified School District DOES NOT cover all of the City of San Diego. For example, areas north of Mira Mesa and Scripps Ranch (e.g. ZIP Code 92130, Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Mountain and Rancho Penasquitos except for streets feeding into Mercy Road) are served by other school districts. In addition, new developments east of Scripps Ranch (accessed via Stonebridge Parkway) are not part of San Diego Unified, even though they are city of San Diego, 92131; they are served by Poway Unified. Parts of the City of San Diego close to the U.S.-Mexico international border (e.g. San Ysidro, Otay Mesa) are also served by other school districts. Small parts of the City of San Diego bordering Lemon Grove (parts of the Jamacha, Lomita and North Encanto neighborhoods) are served by other school districts. San Diego Unified serves only a few addresses in the cities of La Mesa and Lemon Grove and in the unincorporated area. The majority of La Mesa, Lemon Grove, and unincorporated areas are served by other school districts.

San Diego Unified School District does not serve the cities of Carlsbad, Coronado, Chula Vista, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, National City, Oceanside, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, or Vista.

For information about other school districts in San Diego County, please visit the San Diego County Office of Education.

Further Information

If you have any questions about the San Diego Unified School District boundary, please contact the Instructional Facilities Planning Department at (619) 725-7372. Using School Finder will also help you determine whether your address is within our district, or call the Boundaries Office at (619) 725-5668.

If you live outside of San Diego Unified and want to apply to attend one of our schools, please contact Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options at eoptions@sandi.net or (619) 260-2410.