Who We Are

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Del Mar High School

Del Mar is located in the heart of Silicon Valley within the boundaries of the Campbell Union High School District, is a comprehensive four-year high school which services a socio-economically and ethnically diverse population of students. The area surrounding Del Mar is comprised of high density apartment buildings, single family homes, retail businesses, light industry and the home campus of eBay. There has been a steady decline in enrollment since 2010. There has been a steady increase in the Hispanic/Latino population for the past five years. However, starting in 2014/2015 this trend is beginning to reverse. The school is currently under the leadership of Larry Lopez who took over as Principal in August 2019.


The Del Mar Way

School Vision Statement

Develop agents of change who positively impact their community.

School Mission Statement

Leverage our community’s and student’s assets to support them in achieving their full potential.

School Core Values


Del Mar is a community where each individual values:

  • Building and nurturing a safe community through relationships.
  • Fostering a culture of compassion.
  • Actively collaborate to achieve common goals.
  • Holding high expectations and providing high support.

School Goals

1) Decrease D's and F's by 3%
  • 9th - 22-23: 67 total → 23-24: 56 total
  • 10th - 22-23: 110 total → 23-24: 98 total
2) Decrease Chronic Absenteeism by 3%
  • 22-23: 14% —> 23-24: 11% (-46 students)
3) Decrease student referrals/suspensions by 5%
  • 22-23: 384 students → 23-24: 364 students
4) Continue supporting new teachers

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (SLOs)


Del Mar High School students will be:

  1. Prepared to engage in college, career and life opportunities 
  2. Think critically and take ownership for their learning
  3. Care for themselves and their community
  4. Communicate and collaborate to develop deeper understanding

Del Mar's 4 Cs

Community safety. Collaboration. Commitment to high expectations. Compassion. This is the Del Mar way.
del mar logo Community Safety Collaboration Commitment to High Expectations Compassion
School Wide and In the Community
Be an upstander instead of a bystander

Violence is not an acceptable way to resolve conflicts

Maintain a closed campus. All gates must remain closed during school hours.

No weapons or drugs on campus
Encourage and include others to share/ participate

Actively seek opportunities for contributing to our community in meaningful ways

Get help as soon as possible when you become aware of an issue
Never give up! 
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Use cell phones or other personal electronics outside of instructional time (bell to bell)

Maintain clean spaces; dispose of all trash in trash cans
Be an ambassador for our school
Be aware of your potential impact on others

Respect the ideas, cultures, and differences of people

Respect others’ personal space and property

Use appropriate language; Be mindful of language that impacts others negatively

Demonstrate good sportsmanship and consideration for others as a participant and a spectator
Classroom/ Learning Environment
Attend all classes and remain throughout
Be in your assigned seat/space by the time the bell ring
Participate actively and honestly

Include and invite others

Be willing to ask for and receive help
Prioritize learning

Arrive to class prepared with daily materials

Stay engaged until the bell rings

Submit your own work
Listen to understand

Encourage yourself and others

Be kind to classmates and teachers
Hallways and Common Spaces (Cafeteria, Library, Quad, Offices, etc)
Remain within gates

Keep walkways and doorways clear

Follow staff directions

Follow the established norms of our common spaces
Walk and talk at an appropriate volume
Take the shortest route

Have a pass when out of class
Be kind to self and others

Take lost items to the main office
Respect privacy 
One person per stall

Use for intended purpose

Have a pass when out of class
Keep stalls, walls, and floor clean
Get in, get out

Use restrooms during breaks or with approval

Phones must stay in the classroom or learning area
Dispose of all trash in trash cans

Keep others needs in mind
Athletics and Extracurricular Activities
Use equipment and facilities as intended

Return equipment used to its designated area
Resolve conflict in an appropriate manner

Work to maintain facilities by leaving food, drinks and gum outside gym and performing arts center
Be an ambassador for our school Demonstrate good sportsmanship and consideration for others as a participant and a spectator at all times
Access appropriate websites/domains only

Using personal devices to instigate and perpetuate inappropriate activities will not be tolerated
Use school-issued technology for school-related purposes only

Return technology within a reasonable time
Charge and bring chromebook to school daily, avoid relying on loaners
Inform staff of vandalism or broken equipment
Use A.I. appropriately as instructed by teacher
Anything posted on the internet will be there forever

Communicate with kindness

The Del Mar Scholar Profile

The goal of the academic program at Del Mar High School is to inspire individuals to become academically curious, internally motivated, and intellectually proficient. Successful Del Mar Scholars are active, collaborative, and socially-conscious members of the global community.
As Del Mar Scholars we strive to be:


We nurture our curiosity by developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.


We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.


We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action towards complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.


We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.


We act with integrity and honesty, a strong sense of fairness and justice, and respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.


We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, and strive to understand the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view and we are willing to grow from the experience.


We show empathy, compassion, and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.


We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.


We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives; such as the intellectual, physical, and emotional elements to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.


We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

Location Information

1224 Del Mar Avenue
San Jose, CA
Main: 408-626-3403
Fax: 408-295-9476 - Main Office
Fax: 408-626-3622 - Student Service Center
Email for general inquiries: [email protected]