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About Our School

Welcome to Ibarra, where every student is a star. Ours is a new school that opened in 2005 in the heart of the Colina del Sol neighborhood in San Diego's City Heights.

Ibarra is a single-track, year-round school educating 600 students from grades kindergarten through 5th grade. We also offer our community even more educational resources, providing a state preschool program on campus that helps more than 45 children become ready to start school.

Our family-friendly school offers more resources for busy parents. Our PrimeTime Extended School Day Program offers care and supervision for students both before and after school. The PrimeTime program is staffed by trained professionals from Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), San Diego.

We are truly a neighborhood school filled with diversity on a global scale. Virtually all of our students come from the surrounding community. Our special education program attracts students from all over the district.

Some 80 percent of Ibarra's students are in the process of becoming fluent in English, many of their families immigrants from Africa, Mexico and Southeast Asia. Our dedicated teachers have created resources and special programs to help our students. Come see Ibarra in action!

Herbert Ibarra

Herbert Ibarra The inspiration and name for our school came from a real local hero, Herbert Ibarra (1923-1993). He was the first Latino principal in the century-old San Diego Unified School District, and the community chose to honor him with the school naming.

He left a legacy for generations as principal at both Memorial Junior High and San Diego High.