Learn about SantaLuz

Black Mountain Ranch is a community in the northeastern part of the city of San Diego, California. Black Mountain Ranch encompasses 5,100 acres and is located north of Rancho Peñasquitos and Torrey Highlands, south of the Santa Fe Valley, east of Fairbanks Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe, and west of 4S Ranch. The development of Black Mountain Ranch took over 17 years to complete and was led by Fred Maas, a local San Diego businessman with a background in politics and sustainable building practices. Black Mountain Ranch primarily consists of two separate housing developments known as Santaluz and Del Sur. Santaluz is the area in the southern half of Black Mountain Ranch while Del Sur comprises the northern half.

There is currently no public transportation serving this area. Primary access to the community is via Camino Del Sur (from State Highway 56 via Interstate 5), Carmel Valley Road, San Dieguito Road (from Rancho Santa Fe) and Camino Del Norte (from Interstate 15). Currently one city park is open near the newly opened Willow Grove elementary school off Camino del Sur. There is also the Black Mountain Ranch Community Park off Carmel Valley Road, east of Camino del Sur.


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5 Del Sur Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Turtleback Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Design 39 Campus Preschool - 8th Grade Public
5 Monterey Ridge Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Westwood Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Willow Grove Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Oak Valley Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
5 Del Norte High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Maranatha Christian School Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Lifetime Montessori Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.