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15665 Paseo Del Sur
San Diego, CA 92127

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(858) 674-6200
(858) 759-6915
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October 01, 2014
We love Del Sur Elementary! This is our fourth year and we couldn't be happier. The teachers, staff, and principal are dedicated to creating an environment that fosters a love of learning and a sense of community. I respect that they are working hard to continually upgrade the use of technology in the school, without sacrificing hands-on learning. Our son has thrived both educationally & socially and LOVES to go to school every day. Also, I have to say, that I appreciate the fact that the principal (Mr. Johnson) is visible...always out among the students: in the hallway, in classrooms, even directing traffic during drop off and pick up! The teachers take turns out there too (wearing neon vests :), handling the crosswalk, and directing cars). This may not seem like a big deal, but I think it models a feeling of community to the students and sends a great message to the kids ("We're here when you need us"). I'm so glad we found Del Sur!

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2014
Great school, WONDERFUL, CARING PRINCIPLE, should I say more?... We feel so lucky to come here!

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
Del Sur Elementary school is a fantastic school in a lovely community. The school staff is making a big effort to get the best out of our kids. Principal Mr. Doug Johnson is very "visible" and 100% devoted to this school. We feel so welcome and blessed to be a student at DSES!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
We moved to Del Sur mainly because of this elementary school and we have not been disappointed. The principle, teachers and parent involvement are outstanding and the fact that both of my kids love going to school everyday and love learning is great testimony.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
Del Sur Elementary is a wonderful school with great opportunities for the children to explore and grow their talents. I feel so fortunate to be able to have my child going to the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
Love love love Del Sur! There is such a sense of community and working together to give out children the best childhood they can have. "It takes a village" and this is our village!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
Fantastic school. It runs great and the staff is awesome! Five extra star to the principal which is always dedicated and passionate about his job and he is LOVED by every single student!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
My daughter LOVES going to school here! She went last year to the preschool and this year to the Kindergarten and she has made so many friends, adores her teacher(s), and is already reading just 2 months into the school year! She also gets exposed to art, music, the library, and PE during the day. One extra plus is that they start off slow the first 6 weeks (just 4 1/2 hours per day) before the children go a full day (6 1/2 hours) so they aren't exhausted the first few weeks of school.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
Del Sur Elementry SChool the best by far great Principle & teachers for our kids love it

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
Awesome school and fantastic teachers. The best in Poway unified school district. This was our first year in school in 2nd grade and love it.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
Exceptional. That's how I describe Del Sur Elementary. This is our first year at this school. We specifically chose to live in Del Sur because of the schools. The staff, teachers and principal are amazing. The curriculum is challenging. The programs offered to the children are inspired. My daughter came from one of the top schools in SDUSD, and she was never challenged as she is now. We have an incredible PTA and Foundation that help provide beyond what the school district gives us, such as dedicated art and music teachers, teachers for remedial and advanced kids, technology, and more. Mr. Johnson has built an incredible environment for families with superior people and facilities. I am an advocate for STEAM learning, and this school comes the closest to that from what I've seen. I'd love more in the sciences and engineering for our students, but the school provides a lot in the fields of technology, arts and math.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2013
I cannot begin to start with all of the amazing things that happen at DSE. First it starts with top notch teachers, staff and principal. The curriculum is very challenging and seems to be above grade level compared to other schools. Most children live in the community, and the heart of the community is really the school. DSE is among the top in the Poway district on state tests. DSE scored 960 on the API for the 2011-2012 school year. This unique school offers many enrichment classes such as engineering, art, music, and band. There is an incredible foundation that funds a lot of extra's you wouldnt typically get, such as extra teachers, computers, software. This school is top notch in every way.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2012
Everything about this school is incredible. The teachers, principal Johnson, the facilities, the resources, the special events - everything. We have 3 kids at Del Sur, and a fourth about to start, so we have a good feel. And we are thrilled. We live in the Del Sur neighborhood, and will not even consider leaving as long as our kids are elementary school-age. We love the neighborhood as well and would be reluctant to leave anyway, but we definitely will not pull our kids out of this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
We are so lucky that our son attends Del Sur. At first we were a little concerned because we actually live in the district for Stone Ranch. However that school is at capacity, so we were sent to Del Sur- and I couldn't be more pleased. Mr. Johnson is an outstanding principal who loves the kids and is totally dedicated to their success. The PTSA is terrific and as a result the school receives more funding thatn many other schools. Further, Parental involvment is really strong.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2010
We are so lucky to be at this school! Prinicpal Johnson is the BEST principal and provides such care and leadership to the school. The teachers are stellar and provide over and above in academics, as well as, a caring and nurturing environment for our kids. Wish the school went through 8th grade!

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2010
This school is AMAZING....from teachers to the vounteers and cirriculum! The first grade and kindergarden classes both have 1:1 laptops! The reading and math scores are soaring! Principal Johnson has dedication and great leadership skills. The PTA has added such a fun and spirited culture to the school it makes you look forward to the volunteerism which in turn make the kids thrive when parents get involved!! This school is so remarkable for its academic success and it's sense of community due to large parent involvement!

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2010
I can't say enough great things about this school. Del Sur Elementary has what you would expect from a great school --top notch teachers and a great leader in Mr. Johnson, the school principal. But even on top of all of this, for a public school in a very big school district like PUSD - DSE very much has the small-school feel of a private school community. The parents are very involved and it is clear that the philosophy of the school leadership is to help each of our children achieve their highest potential -- and doing so with a focus on "21st century learning" -- preparing them in ways that will help them adapt to their changing world and how technology can be used as a tool to advance their learning. It truly is a special place and I feel so lucky and happy to have my children enrolled there.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2010
This is a fantastic school. The setting of the school and classrooms are so well equipped and tastefully designed . it feels like your kid is in a science/literary museum. Very well done and the teaching staff is great. Doug Johnson who is the Principal knows almost all kids by their first names. He is such a dedicated guy and a visionary. School has such good emphasis on Math and Reading. My kids has just finished Kindergarten and he has learned a lot. We love everything about this school. and really looking forward to another great year at this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2010
Del Sur is a great school that is conservative. They don t try to push a bunch of socializing programs on our children. Parents are responsible for raising his/her children and Del Sur understands that. Del Sur is only responsible for teaching accurate history, math, science, and English. The only con so far is the PTA is a little annoying.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
There are some many factors that make Del Sur Elementary great, but all starts with great leaders. The principal, teachers, PTA, and staff are truly committed to provide our children with not only the best education, but also the best environment. There is always people going the extra mile to make sure of it. This school has heart! kids love Del Sur and are getting an excellent education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
The teachers and principal are the best. Very involved and want to make a difference. It's better than a private education. The facility is beautiful.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
The entire staff is very involved. The Principal always seems to be approachable. All the parents seem very dedicated and there seems to be a great sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
It's a wonderful learning and fun atmosphere for the students. I had the pleasure of volunteering in my son's class twice a month. The teachers, staff and principal are top-notch!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
It's a brand new school with a great principal. It has a small school atmosphere, which is unusual these days.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
From the minute our child came on campus, we have been in love with Del Sur. The school is friendly and has happy written all over it! Del Sur has a 'place that is comfortable to be here' kind of feel to it and the kids do want to be there. The teachers, staff, and principal are always professional, well informed, helpful, and encouraging to students. When you are there, all they say and do, says they care about each child and are there to help them succeed.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
I am one of the lucky teachers who calls this school my home. We have a fabulous caring staff and generous families who together create a warm, successful learning environment for our students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
We have had such a wonderful experience at Del Sur. The staff is top notch with an outstanding principal. From the teachers, to the high tech and gorgeous school itself, it truly is an ideal learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
the staff and teachers are dedicated and caring. very positive atmosphere

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2010
Amazing school, technology, art, music, dedicated teachers, principal and parents. Small, at the moment, but mighty!

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2010
This is the first year my son has been at Del Sur Elementary and I am amazed at how great the school is. They have extremely caring teachers, staff and a great principal. You can feel the love that all the parents and teachers bring. I'm very happy with the school!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2009
Could not be more pleased with Del Sur Elementary. The teachers are top notch and the principal is phenomenal. He is visible all throughout the day. He along with the teachers have a close watch on all students to make sure they achieve up to and beyond their potential, whether they are top of the class or needing extra help. Hard for a kid to fall through the cracks at this school with so much attention on each student. School and technology is outstanding. Feel very fortunate to have my kids enrolled.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2009
Awesome brand new school with all the latest technology and beautiful facilities. Principal Johnson handpicked all the teachers and did an great job.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2009
For an inaugural year this school has been fabulous. Splendid dedication from the teachers and staff. The preschool teachers are very loving and supportive of the children while making sure they are more than ready to enter kindergarten. The elementary teachers are superb. The very small class sizes have helped a great deal with their ability to focus on actual teaching. The campus looks more like a museum than a school. Too awesome!

- submitted by a parent
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Del Sur Elementary School
15665 Paseo Del Sur, San Diego, CA  92127
(858) 674-6200
Last modified Del Sur Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Del Sur Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top