Rebuild Updates

Here is an exciting link to a time lapse video highlighting our rebuild in action.  We are getting excited! The first buildings should be complete the end of June and ready for us to begin the 22-23 school year in our new home!

We have been “warned” that a traffic stop is planned for Richland Road in the upcoming weeks as they do some roadwork.  Please know that there will be flag workers routing traffic. We will send an email as we get closer to this happening.  Fingers crossed it can be completed over Winter Break!


San Marcos Unified School District complements its new website with a new website for Richland Elementary School. Our school, the oldest in the district, celebrates as it enters its 60th year serving students in our community.  Richland Elementary School will house 848 students with over 100 teachers, paraprofessionals, and staff and offers the best in education for our children.

The Richland Staff wants to welcome you to a new school year and a brand new web space for the Richland community. San Marcos Unified School District replaces its decade-plus-old website with a new web and Learning platform that will bring our schools, students, and teachers to the forefront of the 21st century.

Latest News

New student enrollment (grades TK/K - 5) is now open for the 2021/22 school year
Speak Up Survey
SMUSD Intra-District Transfer Application 2021-22

Intra-District transfer applications for the 2021/22 school year are available now through March 31, 2021.

School Communication Resources
Health Guidelines

When to keep your sick child at home

Construction Rebuild Update

Link to Video rendering of Plans

DEMO begins on back wing and parking lot, Interim housing (Upper wing classrooms only), and initial school site grading:

  • Start: June 10, 2021
  • Completion: September 2021

New school buildings construction:

  • Start: September 2021
  • Completion: April 2023

Demolition of existing school: 

  • Start: June 2023
  • Completion: August 2023

Construction of fields and playgrounds:

  • Start: July/August 2023
  • Completion: December 2023

Construction of traffic lights:

  • Start: TBD
  • Completion: January 2023

Our Mission

The Richland staff believes that it is our responsibility to teach a rigorous and relevant curriculum to all students in a close partnership between home, school and the community. The effective implementation of this philosophy will instill in our students an appreciation and desire to learn and work hard, the ability to think creatively and critically, and the belief that they will be successful in their future years of schooling and chosen careers.
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