Del Mar High School 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.
A Del Mar High School education ensures that all students:
Develop responsibility and self-direction
- Engage as compassionate members in a global society
Lead by example in academics and community service
Model individuality and embrace cultural diversity
Actively seek understanding through breadth and depth of knowledge
- Rely on critical thinking
The past eight years have seen many changes for Del Mar High School. Most of these changes are in the areas of personnel including the teaching staff and site administrative team. With the shift to IB, the school has a focus on rigorous learning and building up the attributes of its community of learners. The school is currently under the leadership of Larry Lopez who took over as Principal in August 2019. The vision of Del Mar is to be the best "like school" in California.
Along with the other schools in the district, has received tremendous financial support over the past decade in the form of bonds and parcel taxes which were voted on an approved by the greater Campbell Union High School Committee. It began in 1999 with a $95M bond measure which was approved by the tax payers resulting in structural upgrades for Del Mar High School. These funds mostly went to the refurbishing of all standard classrooms on Del Mar’s campus. It also created a new science wing which opened in the fall of 2005. The MeasureAA Bond passed in 2006 helped finish the renovation of the home economics wing, upgraded the HVAC system, added new campus fencing and security system, a new athletics field, scoreboards and press box in the bowl, and more. Del Mar’s gymnasium and locker rooms also benefited from an additional bond in 2008. Currently, the fire alarm system is being upgrade, the swimming pool is being renovated, architect and construction plans are underway for a new Administration/Student Services Building and a state-of-the-art Library/Media Center, and new classroom furniture is arriving soon. Most recently, Del Mar was pleased to welcome students into its brand new Band and Choir Room!
Del Mar is a secure campus. It is closed which means that students are not permitted to leave campus during breaks or lunch. All visitors must sign in at the main office where they receive a badge to identify them to students and staff that they have permission to visit the campus. Non Del Mar students are not allowed to be on campus during regular school hours. The school safety plan is updated and reviewed by the Assistant Principals with staff members annually to promote a safe campus even in an emergency situation. Del Mar High School also utilizes the services of the San Jose Police Department and has one or two officers every day to support the safety on and off campus.
1224 Del Mar Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
Main: (408) 626-3403
Fax: (408) 295-9476 Main Office
Fax: (408) 626-3622 Student Service Center