About the MEUSD School District
The Mountain Empire Unified School District is the Southeastern most school district in San Diego County, bordering the Mexican State of Baja California on the South and Imperial County on the East. The District is in mountainous terrain, which varies in elevation from 2,500 to 6,000 feet above sea level. Mountain Empire Unified School District encompasses over 660 square miles.
The District began educating students in 1923 and was composed of seven elementary schools and one union high school. Unification of the District took place in 1952. The District now consists of two (2) elementary schools, Pre-K through 8th grade; two (2) elementary schools, Pre-K through 5th grade; two (2) middle schools, 6th through 8th grade; one (1) high school; an Alternative Education Program and a Transition Program which serves Special Education students after high school, ages 18 to 22. Our Governing Board is composed of seven members, who are elected at large and represent the trusteeship in which the member resides.
The rural setting and the sparsely populated area requires extensive bussing of students; however, it also provides a healthy, cheerful surrounding, which strengthens educational opportunities.