There are three School Districts that serve the citizens of El Cajon: Cajon Valley Unified School District, La Mesa- Spring Valley Unified School District, and Grossmont Union High School District. There are also several charter school options within El Cajon. Below are links to the school districts that operate within El Cajon.
- Cajon Valley Union School District
Cajon Valley Union School District promotes achievement and excellence for elementary and middle school students. A focused vision, strong accountability and collaboration with parents and the community are keys to success. Visit their website for a complete listing of all the schools in the Cajon Valley Union School District and other important educational information.
- La Mesa-Spring Valley School District
La Mesa-Spring Valley School District is a high-performing school district located in the East County of San Diego. The District is committed to high student performance embedded in a culture of quality and continuous improvement. Collaboration is valued among all stakeholder groups and the interest-based process is used as the core for problem solving. The District covers 26 square miles and serves 12,587 students (not including preschool) housed in 17 elementary (K-6) and four middle schools (7-8).
- Grossmont Union High School District
Grossmont Union High School District is dedicated to providing a safe and collaborative learning environment which supports academic achievement and social development for all students. Success for every student is dependent upon teachers, administrators, parents, staff, students, and the community working together to support all students in their development as life-long learners, thinkers, and successful contributors to the community.
- Charter School of San Diego
The Charter School of San Diego is an independent study, public school option serving 7th through 12th grade students. CSSD students are offered the freedom to accelerate, the focus to catch up, and the support to graduate. CSSD assigns courses based on each student's academic and career plans. University of California A to G approved courses are offered across the curriculum to all students. In addition, a variety of additional pathways that frequently align better with individual student needs are available. For more information on how they can personalize your education, call (858) 678-2020.