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Welcome Message


Welcome to the Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) where we strive to prepare every student for college, career, and a bright future. Our district enrolls nearly 7,000 inquisitive students actively engaged in learning who are supported by a dedicated and diverse staff.


Students in our district have the ability to choose the school that is right for them, whether it be Escondido, Orange Glen, San Pasqual, Valley or Del Lago Academy. Every campus has a unique learning environment in which students can truly thrive. With nationally recognized Advanced Placement courses, College & Career Technical Education, Independent Study, after school enrichment, career exploration, STEM, and more, opportunities are abundant.


Many support services such as special education, nutrition, and tutoring programs are available throughout the district, with some variances between sites. On-site school social workers, in conjunction with counseling staff, provide academic and social and emotional resources for students and families. Each EUHSD campus is committed to building critical thinking and problem-solving skills so that when students graduate, they are ready for college, ready for work – ready for life.


School Safety remains our top priority. We work closely with the Escondido Police Department to ensure the safety of students and staff. Additional campus security staff, as well as our Raptor visitor sign in system provide added measures of campus security. We invite everyone in our school community to participate in reporting suspicious activities.  If you see something, say something.  We ask that any school threats be reported to school administration and the Escondido Police Department (call 911).Anonymous tips may also be made to “We Tip” at 1-800-78-CRIME or at


An integral part of the district, Escondido Adult School has served the community for more than 50 years. The school is a leader in helping students complete a high school diploma/GED, learn a new skill or trade, as well as develop hidden talents and passions. Each year, more than 2,000 students participate in a wide array of academic, vocational, and enrichment opportunities to strengthen their role as members of the local and global community.


For more than 125 years, EUHSD has inspired and guided students to establish and reach their personal goals. Whether in the classroom, library, Learning Center, or on the playing field, every student deserves the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for success.


We look forward to working together to ensure the very best educational experience for all students in the Escondido Union High School District.




Jon Petersen



Jon Peterson