Willow Grove Elementary School first opened its doors to students on August 19, 2008. The school, one of the last to be built in Poway Unified School District, is tucked into a valley surrounded by hills in the Verazano neighborhood of the Santa Luz community. One wall of each of the 5 classroom buildings serves as a destination wall, marked by a unique bright color such as Bachelor Blue or Tea Rose. An artificial turf field sits in the northwest corner, used for games, physical fitness, and more. Wandering along the southwest corner and among several buildings is an interactive garden, with wide walking trails. State of the art technology is available in each of the thirty classrooms, with interactive white boards, document cameras, wireless sound systems and LCD projectors.
The buildings surround an outdoor amphitheater with space for the entire student body and parents to assemble. The sixth building, the administrative building, boasts a computer lab with thirty work stations, an inviting library, a multi-purpose room with a stage that doubles as a classroom for band, and the main offices.