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About South Bay Union School District

About Our District

South Bay Union is the most southwesterly school district in the United States.  The Pre-K-8 District serves a diverse population in Imperial Beach, San Ysidro, and south San Diego. 

Quick Facts

  • Established:  1920
  • Region:  14.38 square miles of land area and 2.29 square miles of water area
  • Population Served:  75,823
  • Current Enrollment:  6,012 (K-8) and 341 Preschool Students
  • Number of Schools:  12 (including two dependent Charter Schools and one Preschool)
  • Number of Employees:  Approximately 950
  • Dual Language Immersion Program
  • STEAM Academy
  • Gifted and Talented Education Program
  • Global Leadership and Empowerment Academy
  • Visual and Performing Arts Program
  • Instrumental Music Program
  • Leader in Me
  • No Excuses University


Ethnic Composition

  • 83.6% Hispanic
  • 6.9% White
  • 3.1% Filipino
  • 2.8% Two or More Races
  • 2.5% African American


Instructional Sites

  • Bayside STEAM Academy (K-6)
  • Berry (K-6)
  • Central (TK-6)
  • Emory Academy of Global Leadership and Empowerment (K-6)
  • Imperial Beach Charter (K-8)
  • Mendoza (K-6)
  • Nestor Language Academy (K-8)
  • Nicoloff (TK-6)
  • Oneonta (TK-6)
  • Pence (K-6)
  • Sunnyslope (K-6)
  • VIP Village (Preschool)
Official Social Media for Our Sites
Bayside STEAM
Berry Elementary
Central Elementary
Emory Academy 
Imperial Beach Charter
Mendoza Elementary
Nestor Language Academy
Nicoloff Elementary
Oneonta Elementary
Pence Elementary
SBUSD Virtual Academy
Sunnyslope Elementary
VIP Village
Child Nutrition
Extended Learning