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Summer is Out – School is In

Are you looking to purchase a home before school starts in the fall? If you have school-aged children, you are most likely not only shopping for a home but for schools as well.  Did you know those home buyers say that the school their children will attend when buying a home is at the top of the list? Parents are looking not just at elementary schools.  They are looking at middle and high schools as well.

When buying a home, school districts and proximity to the house are the deciding factors in the home search for parents.  Experts say that 75% of parents state that education is an important part of the home search.  And of those, 53% will purchase a home in a specific neighborhood to ensure their child gets into a better school.  Even home buyers without school-aged children will keep the school district attached to the property in mind due to the effect that it has on property value.

Most parents also choose to make a move during school breaks.  With summer winding down and school starting soon, let us help you with your search for area schools.

La Jolla Area Schools

Bird Rock Elementary School

5371 La Jolla Hermosa Ave.

La Jolla, CA 92037-8016

# of Students: 390

Bird Rock’s STAR results place us among the District’s top-performing elementary schools. Teacher collaboration and strong parent dedication to education contribute to our success. In addition to their students and teachers, many neighborhood residents feel a strong sense of connection to the school.

La Jolla Elementary School

1111 Marine St.

La Jolla, CA 92037-5131

# of Students: 483


La Jolla Elementary is made up of outstanding students, an expert and dedicated staff of caring professionals, active and involved parents, and a supportive community. We are committed to working together toward the success of all of the children at La Jolla Elementary.

La Jolla High School

750 Nautilus St.

La Jolla, CA 92037-6103

# of Students: 1,320


La Jolla High School (LJHS) is a comprehensive high school for grades 9.12 located in La Jolla, a community within the city limits of San Diego. LJHS is the nucleus of the community and provides leadership for a middle school and three elementary schools. LJHS prides itself on providing a positive, well-ordered climate conducive to learning and has been cited as one of the top high schools in the nation (Newsweek and US News and World Report magazines). La Jolla High is also recognized as a California Distinguished School and an Achievement via Individual Determination (AVID) School of Distinction. 

Carlsbad Area Schools

Hope Elementary School

3010 Tamarack Ave.

Carlsbad, CA 92008-2430

# of Students: 502

The mission of Hope Elementary, an interactive community school, is to ensure the development of motivated, confident, and cooperative problem solvers with a global perspective through an academically challenging curriculum facilitated by advanced technology and a dedicated staff.

La Costa Heights Elementary School

3035 Levante St.

Carlsbad, CA 92009-9331

# of Students: 599


La Costa Heights Elementary has developed educational programs designed to provide the skills and tools necessary for students to explore their creativity while developing a strong educational base and empowering student leadership. The dedication of La Costa Heights Elementary School’s staff, parents, and community to their students has resulted in the school’s proud successes.


Aviara Oaks Middle School

6880 Ambrosia Lane

Carlsbad, CA 92011-5057

# of Students: 934

Aviara Oaks Middle School (AOMS) is a California Gold Ribbon School serving students in grades 6-8.  The school is in the southern portion of the City of Carlsbad. Overall, Aviara Oaks Middle School provides students and families with a rigorous curriculum, innovative technology, and unique learning opportunities in a beautiful coastal setting.

Solana Beach Area Schools

Earl Warren Middle School

155 Stevens St.

Solana Beach, CA 92075-2038

# of Students: 551

Earl Warren Middle School opened its doors on September 13, 1954, and continues to be a leader in San Dieguito Union High School District. Campus amenities include a state-of-the-art campus built in 2017, a shared public library built in 2001, as well as the neighboring Boys and Girls club, where students participate in sports and attend events. Earl Warren is known for its warm campus appeal and proximity to the coast – located only three short miles east of the beach.

Skyline Elementary School

606 Lomas Santa Fe Dr.

Solana Beach, CA 92075-1400

# of Students: 462


Welcome to Skyline School, a 2018 California Distinguished School! Our campus is located on Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach. Parents support Skyline by volunteering, fundraising, and participating in school activities. They are actively involved in decision-making by participating in the School Site Council, Parent Teacher Association (PTA), and Solana Beach Schools Foundation (SBSF). Skyline is a great place to attend elementary school!

Solana Vista Elementary School

780 Santa Victoria Ave.

Solana Beach, CA 92075-1535

# of Students: 276


Located in the beautiful community of Solana Beach, and home of the waves.  At Solana Vista we have made it our mission to build a strong foundation for our students’ lifelong success.  It is our vision that all our students will have learning experiences that will help them to become caring, responsible, productive citizens.

Whether you are looking at buying a home before school starts or any time throughout the school year, let McInerney Real Estate help you.  Jim McInerney is a proud public-school parent and has lived in La Jolla his whole life and you can find him calling the football games at La Jolla High. Our agents are more than happy to walk you through our amazing neighborhoods and school districts to take the guess work out of buying your forever home.


Jim McInerney Real Estate is the region’s most innovative real estate company, representing spectacular properties and selective home buyers. Providing exceptional real estate services in a unique luxury market like Southern California is an endeavor we perform with professionalism, integrity, and a lifetime of local knowledge on behalf of our clients. For decades, we’ve been here to help clients either sell or find and acquire their dream home while sharing in the excitement and protecting them from the stressors of the process. Call us today!

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La Jolla, CA 92037

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