Dingeman Elementary opened as a K–5 school in September, 1995, under the tutelage of Principal Jan Kaneko. Dingeman Elementary became a K–6 school in September 2001, then returned to K-5 in September, 2007 with the opening of the new Marshall Middle School in Scripps Ranch. Dingeman’s total enrollment is approximately 850 students.
Dingeman Elementary is proud to be the namesake of Colonel Bob Dingeman, affectionately known as "Mr. Scripps Ranch" for his active role in making Scripps Ranch a great place to live. Following his retirement after 30 years of service with the U.S. Army, Colonel Dingeman has dedicated his considerable talents and free time to the betterment of our community, with a strong emphasis on education and the local schools.
Dingeman Elementary recognizes that parents, teachers, and community members function as genuine partners in the education of all children. A variety of programs encourage collaboration in developing the highest expectations for the educational development of every child at Dingeman Elementary. We respect diversity, and promote the development of each individual child as a life-long learner and global citizen. Students are challenged to strive for excellence in a supportive, nurturing, interactive environment.