About Our Schools
an exciting time at the Lake
Elsinore Unified School District. With
a strong tradition of learning and dedicated professional
educators, the district offers students countless opportunities
to excel academically and in a wide variety of extra-curricular
and athletic programs.
One of Riverside County’s
oldest public school systems, the district operates
15 elementary schools,
five middle schools, three comprehensive high schools,
a continuation high school and four alternative education
schools. Previously two separate elementary and high
school systems, the district unified in 1987.
With more than 22,000 students from Lake Elsinore,
the city of Canyon Lake and the unincorporated areas
of Wildomar and Horsethief Canyon, the district boasts
a diverse and interesting student body that only enriches
the educational experience. The district also boasts
more than 3,000 employees, making it the biggest employer
in Lake Elsinore.
As Lake Elsinore Unified continues
to deal with steady growth, the district is also making
a strong showing
when it comes to academic achievement. In August 2007,
scores released by the California Department of Education
showed that the district ranked seventh out of 23 school
districts in Riverside County.
And while the district is beginning
to receive recognition as one of Riverside County’s best, so too are
some of its schools. In April 2007, only two county
high schools were given the prestigious California
Distinguished School designation by state education
officials: Elsinore and Temescal Canyon high schools,
both Lake Elsinore Unified schools. They joined Luiseno
Elementary School, which received the honor when elementary
schools were chosen in 2006, as the district’s
current Distinguished Schools. What’s more, a
half dozen district elementary schools were asked to
submit applications for the next round of awards.
What sets Lake Elsinore Unified
apart from other districts in the region – besides
its diversity and its unprecedented academic success
in the last several
years – is its connection to the community. The
district plays major roles in the annual Unity in the
Community Parade and the Unity in the Community 5K.
As well, district schools collected and donated nearly
25,000 cans of food to the local charity Helping Our
People in Elsinore (HOPE) during the 2005-06 school
It truly is an exciting time.