San Dieguito Union High School District names new middle school in Carmel Valley

The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) recently announced the name of its fifth middle school.

A planning team made up of parents and district staff members brainstormed potential names that reflected the geographic locale of the campus and submitted three recommended names to the board for consideration.

At its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13, the SDUHSD Board of Trustees formally adopted Pacific Trails Middle School as the name of the school. The school is currently under construction in the Pacific Highlands Ranch neighborhood of Carmel Valley and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015 with approximately 220 seventh graders.

The school will be led by founding principal Mary Anne Nuskin and enrollment of the founding class of students will begin early in the spring of 2015. Students will select the school mascot and colors in the fall of 2015.