Escondido

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Escondido means hidden, secret, or secluded -- an apt description for this eclectic inland valley lying in the coastal mountains of Southern California. About 18 miles from the coast and 35 miles northeast of San Diego, Escondido hosts a diverse population of about 150,000.  A vibrant, cultural downtown area has a big-city vibe while retaining a friendly, small-town feel. Barber shops, cafes, galleries, antique stores, yoga studios, street fairs, and a wholesome farmer’s market ensure neighbors get to  know one another, fostering a close-knit community. Just a stone’s throw from downtown, you will find historic houses, abundant agricultural and equestrian activities, wineries, open space and pristine recreational areas galore.

A testament to the vision of the City of Escondido, the historic Daley Ranch, a 3,058-acre conservation area acquired in 1996, escaped residential development. Managed in perpetuity for the preservation of a biologically unique and diverse habitat area of regional importance, Daley Ranch has over 20 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails. The highest points offer sweeping ocean views.

The famous San Diego Zoo Safari Park, located in the San Pasqual Valley of Escondido, displays animals in open habitats much like those found in the wild.

Not far from the legendary Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Racetrack, Escondido has many diverse equestrian areas. One such rural community, county unincorporated Elfin Forest (so-named for its low-lying coastal sage scrub), has many horse properties due to its 2.5-acre minimum.

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
1 Juniper Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
3 Reidy Creek Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 San Pasqual Union Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
2 Rose Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Glen View Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Conway Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
3 Miller Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4 Classical Academy Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
N/A Central Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4 L. R. Green Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
1 Felicita Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
1 Rock Springs Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
2 Dehesa Charter School Kindergarten - 12th Grade Public
N/A Epiphany Prep Charter Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
1 Lincoln Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
3 North Broadway Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
1 Farr Avenue Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
3 Community Montessori Charter Kindergarten - 12th Grade Public
1 Pioneer Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4 Heritage K-8 Charter School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
N/A Oak Hill Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
2 Orange Glen Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
3 Quantum Academy 4th Grade - 7th Grade Public
4 Bernardo Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
3 Bear Valley Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
2 Mission Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
2 Rincon Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
2 Hidden Valley Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
1 Del Dios Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
4 Classical Academy High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 San Pasqual Academy 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
3 San Pasqual High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
3 Escondido High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 Valley High (Continuation) School 10th Grade - 12th Grade Public
4 Escondido Charter High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
3 Orange Glen High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
4 Del Lago Academy - Campus Of Applied Science 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A St. Mary's School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Grace Lutheran School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Balboa City School 1St Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Getsemani Bible Heritage School Of Escondido 1St Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Escondido Christian School Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Calvin Christian Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Adventureland Christian Preschool Private/Charter
N/A Escondido Adventist Academy Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A San Diego Liberal Arts Academy Kindergarten - 6th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Ascension Lutheran Kindergarten - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Kings Academy Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Christian Life Academy 1St Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.