San Marcos Unified School District

engaging students... inspiring futures


David Cochrane has spent over 30 years in the field of education. He began his career as a mathematics teacher and high school soccer and softball coach in the San Diego Unified School District. He began his administrative career in 2000 as an assistant principal at Scripps Ranch High School. He accepted a position in San Marcos in 2004 to become an assistant principal of Woodland Park Middle School, later to become the principal of WPMS from 2006-2011. David became principal of Mission Hills High School in 2011. In 2013 he was promoted to his current position of Director of Student Services. David works closely with administrators and other district staff to ensure the safety and well being of all students.

Student Services


Welcome to Student Services Department! The focus of the school district is on the student. We shall make every effort to maintain a safe, positive school environment and student services that promote student welfare and academic achievement. This shall be accomplished through Board Policy and Administrative Procedures. The school district shall work closely with parents/guardians and the community in order to achieve a harmony of interests.

  • Inter/Intra District Transfers
  • Suspensions
  • Expulsions and Re-Admits
  • SARB (School Attendance Review Board)
  • School Residency
  • Student Health (Nurses and health aides)
  • Safe Schools Programs and Procedures
David Cochrane, Director of Student Services  
Phone  (760) 752-1220
Laura Andrade-Ceja, Administrative Secretary
Phone  (760) 752-1220
Joyce Vasquez, Typist Clerk III
Phone: (760) 752-1237
 Dept. Fax (760) 752-1215
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Monday through Friday
San Marcos Unified School District
255 Pico Avenue, Suite 250
San Marcos, CA 92069 
Last Modified on March 10, 2017