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San Marcos School Information
San Marcos Attractions

Located in the beautiful foothills of northern San Diego County is San Marcos.

From miles of trails in the local hills, to unique dining and shopping opportunities in its retail centers, San Marcos has all the ingredients that make visiting enjoyable.

Just a 35-minute drive south from San Marcos takes you to downtown San Diego,North Twin Oaks Valley Home while a short jaunt West across North County takes you to the majestic shores of the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

San Marcos is home to Palomar College and California State University San Marcos, the City has also become the heart of education in San Diego North.

A dedication to parks and community services is another priority for the City of San Marcos. In addition to its rich recreational and cultural programs for children, teens, adults and seniors, the City will be constructing and opening an additional five new parks – bringing the total number of parks in San Marcos to 17.

San Marcos Old SchoolhouseQuality centers in San Marcos like Creekside Marketplace, Nordahl Center, Grand Plaza and Old California Restaurant Row have all become popular shopping and dining destinations, and plans for thoughtful future developments like the San Marcos Downtown Creek District, Palomar Station and University District will quickly put San Marcos on the map as a regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

Community theatre, music and fine arts organizations are also alive and well in San Marcos. The City’s own “Theatre West” group presents outstanding community theatre production, while the California Center for the Arts in Escondido and the Performing Arts Center at Palomar College both bring entertainment of high acclaim to the local area.



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School Information:

Colleges & Universities
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92096
(760) 750-4011
Coleman College
1284 W. San Marcos Blvd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 747-3990
Chapman University (Business)
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 296-8660
MAAC Project
800 W. Los Vallecitos Blvd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 471-4210

University of St. Augustine
700 Windy Point Dr.
San Marcos, CA 92069
(858) 451-2134

Maric College of Medical Careers
2030 University Dr.
Vista, CA 92083
(760) 630-1555
Palomar Community College
1140 W. Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1150
California School of Dog Grooming
655 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 471-0787
Palomar Institute of Cosmetology
355 Via Vera Cruz
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-7900

San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
(619) 594-5200
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
(619) 534-2230
University of Phoenix
277 Rancheros Drive, Suite 200
San Marcos, CA 92069
(800) 473-4346
Elementary Schools
San Marcos Unified School District
255 Pico Avenue Ste 250
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 752-1299
Alvin Dunn Elementary
3697 La Mirada Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2000
Carrillo Elementary
2875 Poinsettia Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 290-2900
Discovery Elementary
730 Applewilde Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2077
Knob Hill Elementary
1825 Knob Hill Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2080
La Costa Meadows Elementary
6889 El Fuerte Street
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 290-2121
Paloma Elementary
660 Camino Magnifico
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2199
Richland Elementary
910 E. Borden Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2400
San Marcos Academy
300 W. San Marcos Blvd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2430
San Elijo School
1600 School House Way
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 290-2800
Twin Oaks Elementary
1 Cassou Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2588
Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary
653 Poinsettia Avenue
Vista, CA 92081
(760) 290-2888

Middle Schools
San Marcos Middle School
650 W. Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2500
Woodland Park Middle School
1270 Rock Springs Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2455
High Schools
San Marcos High School
1615 San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 290-2200

Mission Hills High School
1 Mission Hills Court

San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2700

High Tech High
1420 W. San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 759-2700
Escondido Charter High School
1285 Stone Drive
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 752-4658


San Marcos gots its name when the recovery of a stolen herd of cattle happened on St. Marks holiday.  These had been taken from the Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside and their loss could have meant starvation for the inhabitants there.  It was a blessing.

During the World Wars, silk was in high demand, and San Marcos was thought to be an area where silk worms could be cultivated to produce that animal/agricultural product.  It was not successful but the traces of that industry are shadowed in names and trees.  See Mulberry Avenue and the trees on it, which the silk worms fed upon.

San Marcos is known for having some of the best restaurants in North County. Old California Restaurant Row features a large concentration of restaurants offering a variety of cuisines.

San Marcos features several golf courses, notably Lake San Marcos, which itself is a recreational venue. Recently, the growth of Cal State San Marcos has led to great opportunities for youth (such as the high-tech sector) are increasingly setting up workshop in the city's robust economy.

San Marcos is a bookends community as a home to a large population of retired persons and University students. Palomar College is one of the largest junior colleges in America offering one of the finest furniture making curriculums on the West Coast and hundreds of other professional AA degrees.  California State University San Marcos is an accredited four-year school with Bachelor's Degree programs in Native American Studies, Business, and many other fine professions. 

A lighted cross, which stands on a hill above Lake San Marcos and is visible at night from many parts of the city, has been a community landmark for decades.


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