Marco Forster Middle School is a large school with a diverse population. Its mascot is the roadrunner, and pennants…More from colleges and universities decorate the front office. Its motto is "Roadrunners are College Bound."
The school's namsake, Marco (Tom) Forster, was a charter member of the volunteer fire department, a justice of the peace of San Juan Township and a school board member from 1935-1965. The middle school was the district's first after unifying with San Clemente and Serra (Capistrano Beach) school districts.
Marco Forster is part of a three-school campus near the San Juan Capistrano Community Center, Sports Park and Boys and Girls Club. It shares its campus with Del Obispo Elementary and Kinoshita Elementary schools.
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.
Kinoshita Elementary is the newest part of a three-school complex near the San Juan Capistrano Community Center,…More Sports Park and Boys and Girls Club. It's next to Marco Forster Middle School and Del Obispo Elementary.
Its student make-up is about 97 percent Hispanic. It has won county and state recognition for the Kinoshita Family Project, a 5th-grade multimedia creation.
The logo is the bonsai tree and the mascot is the comets. The students wear uniforms.
The school serves as a professional developmental site with California State University, Fullerton. Staff members serve as mentors, seminar leaders and trainers for Capistrano Unified School District and California State University, Fullerton.
It was named a California Distinguished School in 2001-02.
The Capistrano Unified School District includes 61 schools with a student population that has nearly doubled in the…More past 20 years to 50,000. The large district includes a substantial swath of South Orange County in 195-square-miles including, along with San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita and the communities of Las Flores, Coto de Caza, Dove Canyon, Ladera Ranch and Wagon Wheel.
The large district offices are here in San Juan Capistrano.
Superintendent Joseph M. Farley is under the direction of the Board of Trustees: Ellen Addonizio, John Alpay, Amy Hanacek, Anna Bryson, Lynn Hatton, Jim Reardon and Gary Pritchard.
The Capo Unified schools within San Juan Capistrano city limits are: Ambuehl Elementary School, Del Obispo Elementary School, Kinoshita Elementary School, San Juan Elementary School, Marco Forster Middle School, Junipero Serra High School and San Juan Hills High School.