Junipero Serra Senior High School is located on the western edge of Tierrasanta, a socially and economically diverse community. Murphy Canyon Naval Housing Community, the largest military-housing community in the world with more than 2,450 families, makes up a major section of Tierrasanta.
Serra High School’s current student population reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the community it serves. Approximately one-third of Serra’s students come from other San Diego communities through the Voluntary Enrollment Exchange Program (VEEP) to take advantage of academic and extracurricular activities. Students at Serra High School are involved, motivated, and successful in academic and extracurricular pursuits.
Junipero Serra High School is a learning community dedicated to educating all students in an integrated setting to become responsible, literate, thinking, and contributing members of a multicultural society through excellence in teaching and learning. It is our intention that Serra students will demonstrate responsibility, respect, and excellence.
Our goals focus on all students meeting rigorous content standards that prepare them for postsecondary options. Serra is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); in 2010 we received a six-year accreditation with a three-year review.