About Us

Mission Statement

Pacific Grove Unified School District, in partnership with the community and with a focus on equity, will challenge every student by providing a quality instructional program in a positive, safe and stimulating environment.

The District will meet the diverse needs of all students by ensuring exceptional learning opportunities to acquire and apply the knowledge and skills that develop the insight and character necessary for a productive and rewarding life.

Map of the Monterey Peninsula showing the Pacific Grove School District boundaries.

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The District serves a population of approximately 2050 grades K-12 students in five schools:

  • two elementary schools (K-5);
  • one middle school (6-8);
  • one high school (9-12);
  • 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 2018-19 school year, Kindergarten classes are open for students who turn five-years-old by 9/1/2018. The district offers one Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program for students who will turn five-years-old between 9/2/2018 and 12/2/2018. 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 12/3/2018 start Kindergarten in the 2018-19 school year.

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