District Mission, Beliefs and Commitments


Our Mission

The San Marcos Unified School District is an innovative and collaborative community providing an unparalleled educational experience. Through an engaging and supportive environment, all our students are challenged, inspired, and poised to excel. 


  • We believe every student serves to learn every day. 
  • Positive relationships and a strong sense of community connect students to learning.  Teachers who challenge and care for students make a significant impact on students’ lives. 
  • Excellence is attained when we accept only the best from every individual in our learning community. 


  • We commit to providing each student with an appropriate and challenging educational experience. 
  • Maintaining a respectful environment that fosters learning through positive relationships among students, staff, adults and our diverse community. 
  • Providing quality education based on high standards, effective practice, continuous improvement and innovation. 
  • Hiring and retaining only the best educators and investing in their success.

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The San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) is one of the top five school districts in San Diego County, providing an unparalleled educational experience.

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