About Us

Pacific Grove is located on the tip of the Monterey Peninsula on the central California coast. It lies between Pebble Beach and the City of Monterey, 121 miles south of San Francisco, and 334 miles north of Los Angeles. Pacific Grove enjoys a year round temperate climate with many recreational opportunities including a number of golf courses, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and miles of shoreline with beaches and rocky outcrops.

Pacific Grove is a residential community with some commercial development. The economy is primarily related to tourism and local services. The District is held in high regard by its community. Community members are proud of their school system and are devoted to maintaining its excellence. The California State University, Monterey Bay, a new addition to our area, opened in the fall of 1995.

The District serves a population of approximately 2050 students in five schools:

two elementary schools (K-5);
one middle school (6-8);
one high school (9-12);
and one continuation school (9-12).
Additionally, the adult school serves approximately 2,500 students.

Elementary students will be assigned a school based on their address within the district. Homes from the north side of Sinex Avenue to the shore attend Robert Down Elementary School. Homes from the south side of Sinex Avenue to and including Pebble Beach attend Forest Grove Elementary School.

For the 2016-17 school year, Kindergarten classes are open for students who turn five-years-old by 9/1/2016. The district offers one Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program for students who will turn five-years-old between 9/2/2016 and 12/2/2016. The TK program is hosted by Forest Grove School. When TK students begin Kindergarten, they attend the school site based on their residence. Students who turn five-years-old on or after 12/3/2016 start Kindergarten in the 2017-18 school year.

Pacific Grove is a Basic Aid district and operates nine separate funds totaling approximately $32,000,000.