Each of the neighborhoods in Poway is dedicated to making the city a wonderful place to live. The Poway Unified School District, created in 1871, works hard to create fine schools that produce outstanding results. With more than 30 schools in the district, Poway schools have earned a reputation as being among the best in the country. This successful school district has produced a national spelling bee champion, top honors marching bands, nationally ranked choirs, and garnered state and regional athletic honors.
Although the school district has existed since 1871, the town did not have its own schoolhouse until 1885, when a one-room schoolhouse was built on the city’s Midland Road. Located among Poway homes, the site of the schoolhouse is still in use today, as an elementary school for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The original building was torn down and rebuilt in 1945, and again in 2004.
Currently, the Poway Unified School District (PUSD) has evolved to include more than 30 elementary, middle, and high schools. The district even includes a home-schooling program, which appeals to families in Poway homes who prefer this method. Schools in the PUSD have records of high performance, and the district has received much acclaim, including an eighth grader who was the winner of the 2005 National Spelling Bee competition.
The Poway Unified School District provides excellent education to all residents of Poway. Children may attend one or more of the following schools, depending on their location: Chaparral, Garden Road, Midland, Painted Rock, Pomerado, Tierra Bonita, Valley, Meadowbrook, Twin Peaks, Abraxas, and/or Poway.
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