Living In El Cajon, CA

El Cajon, the Spanish words for “the big box”, was first recorded on September 10, 1821, describing the “boxed in” nature of the valley in which it sat.   El Cajon has a total area of 14.4 square miles and was incorporated as a city in 1912.

El Cajon straddles areas of Mediterranean climate; as a result, it is often described as “arid Mediterranean” and “semi-arid Steppe”.  Like most inland areas in Southern California, the climate varies dramatically within a short distance, known as microclimate.  El Cajon’s climate is warm during summer with mean temperatures averaging 70.1°F and cool during winter with mean temperatures averaging 55.4°F.

Cajon Valley Union School District operates: 20 public elementary and 6 middle schools which promote achievement and excellence for elementary and middle school students.  A focused vision, strong accountability and collaboration with parents and the community are keys to success.  Grossmont Union High School District operates 6 public high schools.