Del Obispo Elementary is part of a three-school complex near the San Juan Capistrano Community Center, Sports Park…More and Boys and Girls Club. It is next to Marco Forster Middle School and Kinoshita Elementary.
While the school is 35 years old, it has two new computer labs and new playground equipment. Its mascot is the dragon. The halls are marked with street signs with names such as Responsibility Road and Caring Lane.
Del Obispo was named a California Distinguished School in the 1998-99 school year by the California Department of Education.