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Welcome to Don Juan Avila Elementary School, home of the Eagles!        

Educating Children Since 2000

A California Distinguished School

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Our 2017-18 theme is: "DJAES Scholars on a Quest for Knowledge!"


DJAES teachers and staff strive to provide students 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 PTA and supportive community.  Your time and dedication to our school enhance the learning opportunities for our children-our future. Thank you for being a part of the DJAES family.  


About the Aliso Niguel Family of Schools:

As a district we are proud of our standing as the highest performing large school district in California, but we are also proud that our 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 Family educates close to 10,000 students daily!



Krystal Allan, Ed.D.


Don Juan Avila Elementary School

26278 Wood Canyon Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 349-9452 Phone | (949) 362-9108 Fax





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