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From the beginning, Don Juan Elementary School has established a proud tradition of connecting with and serving the surrounding community. The first Student Council elected to focus on programs that would encourage Don Juan students to give back to the community.  The staff and teachers at Don Juan Avila encourage the students to step up to the challenge of helping others, which in turn helps our community to stay strong.


Don Juan Avila Elementary School opened its doors in the year 2000. It is the fourth elementary school to be opened by the Capistrano Unified School District in Aliso Viejo. The school is located at 26278 Wood Canyon Drive. It is a beautiful campus sitting on a bluff with a magnificent view of Saddleback Mountain in the distance, and green, cascading valleys below.
The Elementary school shares the campus with Don Juan Avila Middle School. Both schools were designed so there is minimum physical interaction between elementary and middle school students during the course of a typical school day.
Review the latest Don Juan Avila Elementary School Accountability Report from the district.
DJAES teachers and staff strive to provide students with opportunities that meet the highest educational standards.  They work collaboratively in facilitating learning environments that guide our Eagles as they Soar to Success and travel through the 21st century to become global, lifelong learners.  Our goal is to build on each individual student's strengths through creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.
DJAES Eagles "pledge to be Respectful, Responsible, and Ready all day and every day!"
DJAES is forever grateful for our wonderful PTA and supportive community.  Their time and dedication to our school enhance the learning opportunities for our children, and provide many fun experiences for our DJAES families.
About the Aliso Niguel Family of Schools:
The Aliso Niguel school community has a unified focus throughout our family of schools with an emphasis on student engagement and achievement strategies that promote high levels of learning.
Did you know that Aliso Niguel Family of Schools includes the following schools?
  • Aliso Niguel High School
  • Aliso Viejo Middle School
  • Canyon Vista Elementary School
  • Don Juan Avila Elementary School
  • Don Juan Avila Middle School
  • Laguna Niguel Elementary School
  • Marian Bergeson Elementary School
  • Moulton Elementary School
  • Oak Grove Elementary School
  • Wood Canyon Elementary School
Between these schools, the Aliso Niguel school community educates close to 10,000 students daily!
Don Juan Avila Elementary School
26278 Wood Canyon Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 349-9452 Phone | (949) 362-9108 Fax